Dr. Shannon Baxter-Clemmons, South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance
The South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance is a public-private collaboration for cooperative and coordinated utilization of resources in the state used to advance the commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
The ALLIANCE is a non-profit partnership of government, business, academia and citizens working together to grow economies of local communities, the state and the nation, to enable energy security and to limit our environmental footprint with the use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies that are cost-effective, convenient and produced with local resources.
Beginning now, South Carolina is the first state to uniformly permit hydrogen and fuel cells at the state level while using internationally recognized codes and standards. The South Carolina Hydrogen Permitting Act (Bill H3835) was passed into law June 14, 2010. The new law places the authority and responsibility of permitting hydrogen and fuel cell facilities in SC in the jurisdiction of the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
"The South Carolina Hydrogen Permitting Act is one small step on the road to clean, secure energy independence for the state and nation," said Shannon-Baxter Clemmons, executive director of the South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance.
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The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced a $100,000 grant to the South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance of Columbia, South Carolina to develop an economic development strategy for the South Carolina hydrogen and fuel cell cluster to include the mapping of hydrogen and the fuel cell supply chain.
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