A measure has been introduced in Washington to designate October 8, 2018 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty introduced the bill, noting that Connecticut’s hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain employs more than 2,800 workers and contributes over $600 million in revenue and investment to the regional economy.
Danbury-based FuelCell Energy President Chip Bottone says this provides a platform to raise awareness of these technologies. He says Fuel Cells provide reliable and resilient power, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve America’s energy security. Bottone added that their technology is being used by several industries, including utility companies, municipalities, universities, government entities and commercial enterprises.
The date October 8 was chosen because it is symbolic of the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008).