Meetings

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Annual Members' Meeting

Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:00-8:00 PM .

GPCOG/Clean Communities Office
970 Baxter Boulevard, Portland Maine

Public Meetings

The Hydrogen Energy Center holds general membership meetings (which are open to the public) four times per year. The meetings are held on the second Thursday in January, April, July, and October. These meetings occur from 6 - 8:00pm. The public is welcome to attend.

The meetings are held at the offices of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG).

Greater Portland Council of Governments
970 Baxter Boulevard
Portland, ME

See it on a map.

Occasionally, the HEC holds events on the John Mitchell Center, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME.

Directions to USM's Gorham campus. Follow Husky drive until you are forced to take a sharp right-hand turn. The John Mitchell Center is on the left, imediately after that corner. Campus Map

Previous Meetings and Events

January Public Meeting

Thursday, January 10, 2013  6:00-8:30 PM .
Hydrogen Energy Center Directors
McClellan Building, Brunswick, ME
 
We'll receive the first reports from our newly formed committees on fuel cell and hydrogen use in 1) Combined Heat & Power 2) Utility Scale Wind Power Storage 3) the Pulp and Paper/Biomass  Industry and 4) warehouse and road vehicles and their refueling. 

We'll also hear the first report of our third year activities as a subcontractor to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies under its SBA-funded Northeast Electrochemical Storage Cluster business development project.

December Public Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 6:00-8:30 .
Hydrogen Energy Center Directors
McClellan Building, Brunswick, ME
 
We'll receive the first reports from our newly formed committees on fuel cell and hydrogen use in 1) Combined Heat & Power 2) Utility Scale Wind Power Storage 3) the Pulp and Paper/Biomass  Industry and 4) warehouse and road vehicles and their refueling.

We'll also hear the first report of our third year activities as a subcontractor to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies under its SBA-funded Northeast Electrochemical Storage Cluster business development project.

November Director's Meeting

November 15, 2012  at the McLellan Building and Scarlett Begonias's in Brunswick. We created a new membership committee and four new subject area committees - see anouncement of December meeting on the home page. Gary Higginbottom received a plaque reconizing his tireless efforts bringing hydrogen and fuel ceel business opportunities to Maine and New Hamshire businesses. The plaque features both the HEC and NEESC logos. Thank you Gary!

Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition

November 5-8 at Mohegan Sun

Technology & Economics of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy for Maine Businesses

October 18, 2012, 8:30 AM to noon

Simultaneous, live, interactive video-conference sessions by leading firms in the hydrogen energy industry

Presented at University of Maine facilities in Portland, Lewiston, Orono (2 locations) and Presque Isle.

Recent advances put commercial fuel cell and hydrogen energy systems squarely into the marketplace.

Participants joined leaders in the fuel cell industry to explore key applications in Maine –
  1. On-site combined heat, power, cooling and fuel production.
  2. Energy storage used in conjunction with wind energy generation.
  3. Fuel cell energy and chemical production to enhance pulp and paper manufacturing.
  4. Technology status and economic prospects for fuel cell -powered vehicle fleets.

Continuing education credits were available for some professions.

The four workshop session topics were:
  • Fuel Cell Combined Heat and Power
  • Hydrogen for Wind Energy Storage
  • Fuel Cells Used in Conjunction with Pulp and Paper Manufacturing
  • Fuel Cell -Powered Vehicles and Fleets

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