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Sat Apr 23, 2016, 05:39 AM

True Zero

Powering the Next Generation of Electric Vehicles

True believers in the movement toward a zero emission future, True Zero is creating a network of hydrogen charging ports for the next generation of electric vehicles powered by fuel cells. True Zero is dedicated to providing customers access to safe and reliable retail hydrogen, to enable the widespread adoption of electric fuel cell vehicles.

The Movement

Recognized as the ultimate automotive technology for reducing the impact on energy consumption and the environment, fuel cell vehicles will change the world in a positive way. True Zero is building the Hydrogen Charging Network to support this change. Together, with our partners we are creating a movement, and a hydrogen economy. Do you want to decrease your carbon footprint? We do too. Letís build a better future.


TRUE ZERO Opens the LARGEST Hydrogen NETWORK in the World with Unprecedented Speed

When phase one of the True Zero Network is complete, the CO2 reductions could be equivalent to planting a forest nearly the size of San Francisco

Helping to cut the ribbon (April 21st) at the recently opened True Zero hydrogen-fuel station in the San Joaquin Valley are (from l): Commissioner Janea Scott of the California Energy Commission; Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board; Joel Ewanick, CEO of First Element Fuel, True Zero's parent; Dr. Shane Stephens, First Element CDO; Ghassan Sleiman, First Element VP; John Harris, owner of Harris Ranch Co. and Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Dir. for ZEV Infrastructure, Office of Gov. Jerry Brown.

IRVINE, Calif., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Significantly larger numbers of electric fuel-cell cars will go on sale in California this year following decades of hard work by thousands of automotive engineers, policymakers, and government-agency personnel. The simultaneous launch of the True Zero (www.truezero.com) Network, a series of hydrogen-charge stations being established by start-up FirstElement Fuel Inc. (www.firstelementfuel.com), will help eliminate the major roadblock facing these types of cars: anxiety over finding a reliable place to charge.

"In the past the lack of a fueling network kept fuel-cell vehicles off the road, and has been hampering activity in recent years," explained Joel Ewanick, chief executive officer of Irvine-based FirstElement Fuel. "Soon, a short stop for a four-minute charge of True Zero hydrogen will enable drivers of all-electric fuel-cell cars to confidently get to their destination without the worry of range anxiety."

The first 15 True Zero stations (photos at www.truezero.com/images/) were brought online at an unprecedented speed and scale throughout Silicon Valley, the greater Los Angeles area, Lake Tahoe area, and Harris Ranch in the San Joaquin Valley. An additional four stations are expected to be online by year's end. The projects are being funded in large part by grants from the California Energy Commission, South Coast AQMD and Bay Area AQMD, as well as partnerships with automotive firms Toyota and Honda who are first to market with fuel-cell electric vehicles. This network gives confidence to the hydrogen community that the industry can quickly bring on line the required stations to meet the demand and timing of the OEM's...snip
Full Article: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/true-zero-opens-the-largest-hydrogen-network-in-the-world-with-unprecedented-speed-300256037.html

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Sat Apr 23, 2016, 05:46 AM

1. All great, but...

...the question still remains... Where does the hydrogen come from?

Is it conveniently stripped from carbon based (fossil) molecules or inconveniently acquired from water?

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Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:07 AM

2. According to the article

1/3 of hydrogen in California now comes from renewable sources and the other 2/3 comes from natural gas. Unless they plan to scale up the renewable hydrogen production along with the increase in stations and vehicles that use it, the only other source currently is nat gas.

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Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:35 AM

3. We will become a hydrogen economy. The real question is: will it be

sooner or later?

To answer your question, hydrogen will be generated in sufficient quantities via hydrolysis using subsea currents and wind generating the power needed.

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