HONORING OCTOBER 8TH AS NATIONAL HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 148
(Extensions of Remarks - October 08, 2015)

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      HONORING OCTOBER 8TH AS NATIONAL HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL DAY

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                          HON. CHARLES W. DENT

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 8, 2015

  Mr. DENT. Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce a House resolution 
expressing support for today, October 8th, as National Hydrogen and 
Fuel Cell Day.
   Although we are just now developing and implementing new 
applications for hydrogen fuel cells, this technology has a long and 
proud history that goes back to the Apollo space missions.
   Fuel cells utilize hydrogen without combustion to generate 
electricity in a way that is clean, efficient, and quiet.
   Today, mobile and stationary fuel cell systems produce clean power 
for vehicles, forklifts, utilities, businesses, and homes.
   Stationary fuel cells provide resilient back-up power sources for 
institutions that cannot afford to lose power, such as hospitals. They 
are increasingly being used as primary electrical sources as well.
   Air Products and Chemicals, located in my district, is in the 
process of deploying 40 hydrogen fueling stations to support the 
recently announced rollout of hydrogen powered vehicles from several 
major auto manufacturers.
   I have had the opportunity both to drive and fuel these vehicles, 
and I can say from experience that the process is safe, easy, and 
surprisingly unremarkable. It's just like driving a traditional car, 
except the only emission it produces is water.
   In closing, I am proud to stand with the innovators of this growing 
industry as we recognize today as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.

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