Resources for California's Hydrogen Stations Webinar, August 31

As of August 31, 2016, 21 retail hydrogen stations are open in California, and another six are in the commissioning process. By the end of the year, about 27 retail hydrogen stations for passenger vehicles should be open and about 50 open in 2017. We also expect the Energy Commission to release its Notice of Planned Award (NOPA) in late fall this year, which will fill the pipeline with new construction.

DOE Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee Annual Report 2015

DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee annual report highlights worldwide advances and challenges with regard to hydrogen and fuel cell commercialization, policy, regulations, standardization, financial climate, and research and development. Released in mid-2016, the report states that hydrogen and fuel cell technologies continued to advance steadily during 2015. Fuel cell systems and hydrogen production, delivery, and storage made significant commercial progress and achieved new technical milestones despite the precipitous drop in oil prices that may have slowed interest in alternate fuels. Moreover, the DOE Hydrogen at Scale “Big Idea” project this year illustrates even greater potential for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Santa Barbara celebrates hydrogen station opening

More than 60 stakeholders celebrated the opening of the Santa Barbara hydrogen station last Friday, May 13 with a ribbon cutting and displays of fuel cell cars from Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota. 

The True Zero hydrogen station is co-funded by the California Energy Commission and is one of more than 40 that are expected to be online by the end of 2016. Like many of California’s hydrogen stations, it is based at a local gasoline station, Conserv Fuel.

Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure in the Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development, remarked on additional benefits of the clean-air cars. “You can pull up to the station and within 3-to-5 minutes, you’re on your way with 300 miles of range. It opens up a whole new market.”

Mary's Valley Rally: FCEVs drive from SoCal to NorCal

“Imagine: a fun day on the road with good talk and good food AND zero emissions. I could get used to this,” said ARB Chairman, Mary Nichols after a drive from Santa Monica to Sacramento in her Toyota Mirai. Mary, along with Janea Scott from the Energy Commission and Tyson Eckerle from the Governor’s Office of Business Development led a caravan of FCEVs on “Mary’s Valley Rally” on April 20.

Mary's Valley Rally - April 20, 2016

GTI International Rounds Out Energy Efficiency Portfolio with Acquisition of BKi

04/07/16 Des Plaines, IL

GTI International (GTII), a subsidiary of Gas Technology Institute (GTI), today announced it has acquired BKi , a professional energy services and consulting firm serving energy efficiency, energy supply, and alternative transportation markets.

BKi was founded in Oakland, California, in 1981, and since then has added offices in Los Angeles and West Sacramento to serve its clients and accommodate staff. The company works chiefly on energy efficiency program design, development, implementation, and consulting. They offer services in training and technical assistance, community development, stakeholder engagement, program administration, and technical regulatory support.

Resources for California's Hydrogen Stations Webinar, March 1

Thank you for participating in the first quarterly update on the progress of hydrogen stations in California. The presentation file can be found in the downloads section of CaFCP's website at and the recording from the webinar is posted on CaFCP's YouTube channel at We’re working on the Q&A from the session and will post answers on our blog over the coming days.

Below are links to resources mentioned during the webinar:

CEC & ARB Joint Agency Staff Report on Assembly Bill 8

A new joint report from California Energy Commission and Air Resources Board puts forward findings that represent analyses of data through December 2015 about the progress for hydrogen stations in California. The report concludes that based on expected FCEV market growth and the expiration of AB 8 funding in 2023, the hydrogen fuel market should be in good financial condition to attract the high levels of private capital that will be needed to ensure a steady transition to a self-sustaining hydrogen and FCEV market.