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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: October 12, 2021 09:39 AM
From: Senator Bob Mensch and Sen. Maria Collett
To: All Senate members
Subject: National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
In the near future, we will be introducing a resolution recognizing October 8, 2021, as "National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day" in Pennsylvania.
Hydrogen is the most abundant chemical substance in the universe, and the United States produces and uses more than 10 million metric tons of hydrogen per year, and engineers and safety code and standard professionals have developed consensus-based protocols for safe delivery, handling and use of hydrogen.
The U.S. is also a world leader in the development and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.  Private industry, Federal and state governments, national laboratories and institutions of higher education continue to improve fuel cell and hydrogen technologies to address the most pressing energy, environmental and economic issues of the country.
Fuel cells utilizing hydrogen and hydrogen-rich fuels to generate electricity are clean, efficient and resilient technologies being sold for stationary and backup power, zero-emission light-duty motor vehicles and buses, industrial vehicles and portable power.  Fuel cell electric light-duty motor vehicles and buses that utilize hydrogen can completely replicate the experience of internal combustion vehicles, including comparable range and refueling times, and hydrogen fuel cell industrial vehicles are being deployed at logistical hubs and warehouses across the United States and exported to facilities in Europe and Asia.
We hope that you will join us as a co-sponsor of this resolution to recognize National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in Pennsylvania.

Introduced as SR194