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Technology Transition Corporation (TTC) provides advocacy and consulting services to the renewable and clean energy industries and provide association management support to trade and professional associations. Since 1986, we have partnered with companies and built coalitions to advance the development of energy technologies. Our clients include Fortune 100 corporations, start-ups, leading universities, and government agencies.


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About the H2L3 Webinar Series

This 5-webinar series was part of the H2L3 Education Program: Hydrogen Learning for Local Leaders. H2L3 was managed by Technology Transition Corporation with support from the U.S. Department of Energy to increase knowledge of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies, identify best practices and provide valuable information to state and local leaders.

It covered topics such as: fuel cells, renewable hydrogen production, wastewater, biogas, telecommunications, public transit, back-up power, jobs and job models, the top fuel cell states, developing local business and more. For more information about how we can increase awareness for you, contact us.

See below for H2L3 webinars.

  Presented By  
U.S. Department of Energy Public Technology Institute Schatz Energy Research Center
  Our Partners  
California Fuel Cell Partnership
California Hydrogen Business Council Clean Energy States Alliance
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.
Connecticut Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Coalition
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
Fuel Cells 2000
Hydrogen Education Foundation
National Alliance of State Energy Officials
Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster



Webinar #1 of 5
Local Leaders Create Fuel Cell Success Stories: Spotlight on Leading Local Companies

May 17, 2011, noon - 1 ET

With support from local leaders, businesses across the U.S. are using hydrogen fuel cells today. Learn how companies like Coke, FedEx, Bridgestone and Sierra Nevada are using this technology, and how state and regional elected officials, permitting officials and other local leaders were involved.

You'll also learn about successful policies that increased the number of hydrogen fuel cell projects in their jurisdiction. Learn from their successes, and get the tools you need to bolster your local economy.
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  • Ronda Mosley - Senior Director for Research & Government Services, Public Technology Institute (moderator)
  • Sandra Curtin - Research Director, Breakthrough Technologies Institute
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  • Nikki Rodoni - Sustainability Director, Gills Onions
    Nikki worked to implement a waste to energy system at Gills.
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  • Kevin Hartigan - President, Hartigan/Foley
    Kevin worked together with local leaders to implement the waste to energy system for Gills.
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  • Steve Gill - Co-owner, Gills Onions

Webinar #2 of 5
The Top 5 Fuel Cell States: Why Local Policies Mean Green Growth

June 21, 2011, noon - 1 ET

When it comes to hydrogen fuel cell projects, is your state in the top 5 in the nation? Hydrogen fuel cells are now powering buses, forklifts, commercial fleets, and other vehicles, and could be implemented right in your municipality.

Learn what initiatives the top 5 states have in place, why this technology is a great choice for businesses, and what you can do to foster growth.

  • Patrick Serfass - Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Technology Transition Corporation
    Patrick will moderate the session and field any general technical questions about hydrogen fuel cells

  • Pat Valente - Executive Director, Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition
    Pat will discuss general business development, including promotion of the supply chain and potential economic development assistance/incentives
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  • Jennifer Gangi - Program Director, Fuel Cells 2000
    Jennifer will give an overview or successful state policies, as reported in "State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2011"
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  • Julia Donoho - Major Project Architect, County of Sonoma, CA
    FEATURE: Julia will talk about the 1.4 megaWatt fuel cell up and running in Sonoma County, CA. This fuel cell is the largest in California and is helping to reduce the dependence on foreign fuel, saving the County up to $50M in energy costs over the next 30 years.
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Webinar #3 of 5
Where the Jobs Are: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Your Area

July 19, 2011, noon - 1 ET

The South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance reports 65% job growth in its hydrogen and fuel cell cluster since 2004. Governors and legislatures can create and implement attractive policies, to facilitate fuel cell installations and entice foreign and U.S. companies to your area.

Discover what initiatives created jobs across the nation, and learn how you can implement them near you.

  • Ronda Mosley - Assistant Executive Director for Research and Government Services, Public Technology Institute (moderator)

  • Shannon Baxter-Clemmons - Executive Director, South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance

  • Marianne Mintz - Argonne National Laboratory

  • Rachel Lipsey - Research Director, Office of Rep. Paul D. Tonko (NY-21)

  • Patrick Serfass - Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Technology Transition Corporation (subject matter expert)

Webinar #4 of 5
Go Local: Maximizing Your Local Renewable Resources With Fuel Cells

August 16, 2011, noon - 1 ET

Every area of the U.S. has natural resources that local leaders can use to trim costs, create jobs, and reduce greenhouse gases by using the benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells. Learn how municipalities are using digesters, solar, wind, and other local, renewable resources, in conjunction with fuel cells. Discover how to put these programs to work in your region.


  • Ronda Mosley - Assistant Executive Director for Research and Government Services, Public Technology Institute
    Ronda will serve as moderator for the session.

  • Lewis Nelson - Director of Public Works, City of Tulare
    The city of Tulare, California has installed four 300 kW biogas fuel cells, using 500,000-600,000 scf of biogas per day, produced from the anaerobic digestion of industrial wastewater from cheese and ice cream plants. This 1.2 MW fuel cell project is one of the largest biogas fuel cell installations at a wastewater treatment plant.
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  • Chris Peeples - Director, AC Transit
    Chris will discuss how AC Transit's solar electrolyzer produces hydrogen to fuel vehicles in their fleet.
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  • Amy Bolten - Public Information Officer, Sonoma County Water Agency
    Farms to Fuel is an innovative biomass project which will utilize poultry waste to produce clean biogas and electricity. Aside from generating clean power this project supports local agriculture and creates a sustained source of green collar jobs.
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Webinar #5 of 5
Fuel Cells and Telecom: Reports from the Field
December 7, 2011, noon - 1:15 ET

Today, fuel cells power over 1,000 cellular and other telecom installations across the country. Fuel cells can replace batteries to provide power for 1kW to 5kW telecom sites without noise or emissions. They are durable and provide reliable power in sites that are either hard to access or are subject to inclement weather.

Such systems provide primary or backup power for telecom switch nodes, cell towers, and other electronic systems that benefit from power provided on-site. With their proven track record for providing portable and stable power, fuel cells are a natural choice for supporting the critical needs of our communications infrastructure.

Join us for a discussion on the technology, implementation, installations, and lessons learned from some of the country's top telecom and fuel cell companies.


  • Ronda Mosley - Senior Director for Research & Government Services, Public Technology Institute (moderator)

  • James Kerr - Product Marketing Manager, IdaTech
    James will speak on "Backup Power Fuel Cell Systems for Telecom Applications."
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  • Joe Blanchard - Chief Operating Officer, ReliOn, Inc.
    Joe will discuss the state of fuel cells in the telecommunications market, bringing insights from ReliOn's industry leading experience in providing backup power to telecom carriers.
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  • Thomas Browning - Regional Director of Field Operations, MetroPCS
    Tom will discuss the MetroPCS South Florida fuel cell project.  This was (and may still be) the largest project of its type in history, involving 356 hydrogen fuel cell systems installed within South Florida.
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    Fuel Cells and Power Generation
    Fuel cells are an important enabling technology for the nation's clean energy portfolio and have the potential to revolutionize the way we power our nation, offering cleaner, more-efficient alternatives to the combustion of fossil fuels. Some stationary fuel cell systems can achieve overall efficiencies of 80% or more when heat production is combined with power generation. Fuel cell systems can provide heating and cooling, and electricity for your business or locality. This webinar will give background on current fuel cell technology, and will showcase two companies who are successfully putting stationary fuel cell applications to work. Register >>

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  • June 9, 2011, 12 – 1 pm ET
    Fuel Cells and Renewable Portfolio Standards
    Currently, only six states include fuel cells in their RPS regardless of the fuel source, while other states include renewably fueled fuel cells. This webinar will discuss the reasons for including fuel cells in RPSs and the ways in which RPSs can be used to speed fuel cell commercialization.