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|Welcome to Fuel Cell Today's latest newsletter. We publish these regularly to keep you informed on events in the fuel cell industry.
With the US Fuel Cell Seminar approaching, it seems appropriate for this edition of our newsletter to focus on international developments across the fuel cell industry. In recent weeks, the Fuel Cell Today team has had opportunities to attend events focusing on US, Canadian, UK and Japanese efforts.
First, and very positively, there is a huge amount of work being carried out worldwide, from fundamental research and development, to designing codes and standards and field trials. And much of this is complementary. Vehicle trials around the world will, for example, feed back valuable information on the effect of different driving styles and weather conditions. Different stack sizes in the small stationary market (presently under research by the Fuel Cell Today team) will better represent local power requirements.
However, there are differences between the approaches of each country. The Japanese government has provided very significant amounts of funding and has followed this up by setting up high level working groups to remove regulatory barriers. High level governmental support is also invaluable in opening doors for fuel cells.
Europe has a mix of approaches and has a very clear environmental agenda but no country, the UK included, has fully embarked on a long term strategy which provides complete confidence for industry participants that they will continue to receive support.
By contrast, in North America, the USA has significant financial muscle, both from the DoE and DoD as well as from the individual states. Government funding often focuses on military product development and general research. Canada meanwhile seems to organically grow new fuel cell companies and the job of government is to help them build a marketplace and work better with each other.
So, next week's conference in San Antonio will provide an interesting opportunity for us to compare efforts further. If you are attending the Seminar, come by our stand (108) and say hello and give us your thoughts on the industry. If you are not able to be there, then read our live report from the conference and exhibition and see what happens.
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