Hydrogen – the lightest element and first on the Periodic Table – has a lot of reasons to celebrate. Not only is hydrogen increasingly being utilized as a fuel in zero-emission fuel cell vehicles, it is helping provide resilient power to communities, continuous operation to critical networks, the potential for large-scale energy storage, and pathways to decarbonize energy intensive industries.
For the past six years, the fuel cell and hydrogen industry, its allies, stakeholders, and policymaker champions have given this energy powerhouse its due through the celebration of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. This day, October 8 (10.08), was selected in recognition of hydrogen’s atomic weight (1.008).
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) spearheads this annual event marking the upward growth and outward breadth of the industry by raising awareness of the benefits hydrogen provides in increasing energy, environmental, and economic security around the world.