When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launched the state's Hydrogen Highway in 2004, he said Californians were about to invent the future. They're still working on it.
Boosted by $1.2 billion in federal money over the past five years, automakers have been making strides with hydrogen fuel cells. Building filling stations for those vehicles, however, is another matter — what a top Bush administration transportation official refers to as the equivalent of a moon shot.
So on Monday, about 40 automotive and air quality experts from around the country sat down at the California Fuel Cell Partnership headquarters in West Sacramento to brainstorm how to foster a national hydrogen-fueling network. The partnership is a collaboration of 32 organizations, including automakers, government agencies and energy and oil companies. It was created in 1999, and the West Sacramento headquarters opened in November 2000.
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