Throughout last week's National Hydrogen Association conference, scientists and investors huddled in small groups in the halls of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
It's in these informal meetings that ideas are hatched and business deals are formed.
And Columbia could reap the rewards after putting on a show for the organization that is leading the charge to make hydrogen fuel cells the energy source of the future.
"I feel confident there’s going to be new business relationships and contacts that develop out of here," said Jeff Serfass, National Hydrogen Association president.
Still, the state's goal of becoming a fuel-cell power could be a long shot. That's because South Carolina must compete with California, which has a more urgent need for green power and a denser population, which provides a larger market.
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