- California Fuel Cell Partnership
The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a
public-private partnershipto promote hydrogen vehicles (including cars and buses) in California. It is notable as one of the first initiatives for that purpose undertaken in the United States.
It was formed in
1999under the impetus of the California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, and six private companies. In 2000, they opened their headquarters in West Sacramento, California. As of 2005, there were 21 full member organizations and 11 associate members.
Member organizations have been instrumental in the opening of 16 hydrogen fueling stations (with 15 more planned) and putting 95 vehicles on the road in the state [http://www.cafcp.org/fuel-vehl_map.html] .
The original membership has grown since the foundation of the partnership.
ARCO(acquired by BP) and Texaco(merged with Chevron), both original members, are no longer counted as members, as they are not independent companies.
VolkswagenHydrogen Fuel Cells
Ballard Power Systems
*UTC Fuel CellsOil Companies
*Shell HydrogenGovernment Agencies
California Air Resources Board
California Energy Commission
United States Department of Energy
United States Department of Transportation
United States Environmental Protection Agency
*National Automotive Center (of the Dept. of Defense/Army)
*South Coast Air Quality Management District
Associate members assist the full members meet the partnership's objectives by helping in specific areas of expertise.
Mass Transit Agencies
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority(Santa Clara VTA).Hydrogen Gas Suppliers
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
PraxairHydrogen Fueling Stations
Pacific Gas and Electric
Proton Energy Systems, Inc.,
* [http://www.ztekcorp.com ZTEK Corporation] Others
*Institute of Transportation Studies,
California Hydrogen Highway
* [http://www.fuelcellpartnership.org/ Official website]
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