Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman has announced the members of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC).
The HTAC includes representatives of domestic industry, academia, professional societies, government agencies, financial organizations and environmental groups, as well as experts in the area of hydrogen safety.
Formed in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), HTAC will advise the Secretary on issues related to the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Committee members were selected from more than 100 nominees submitted in response to a Federal Register Notice. HTAC will give recommendations to the Secretary regarding DOE’s programs, plans, and activities, as well as safety, economic, and environmental issues related to hydrogen.
Under the Advanced Energy Initiative announced by President Bush, the FY 2007 budget requests $215 million for hydrogen research and development, a 55% increase from 2006.
Following EPACT 2005 guidelines, DOE will deliver a biennial report to Congress describing committee recommendations, how DOE will implement those recommendations, as well as a rationale for recommendations that might not be implemented.
HTAC members will elect a chairperson at their first meeting to be held in the coming months and will meet approximately twice per year. Meetings will be announced in the Federal Register.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee
|Larry Bawden||Jadoo Power Systems||President and CEO|
|John Bressland||U. S. Chemical Safety Board||Board Member|
|Mark Chernoby||DaimlerChrysler Corp.||V.P., Advanced Vehicle Engineering|
|Uma Chowdhry||DuPont||Director of Engineering Technology|
|David Friedman||Union of Concerned Scientists||Research Director Clean Vehicles|
|John Hofmeister||Shell Oil Company||President & U.S. Country Chair|
|Art Katsaros||Air Products & Chemicals Inc.||Group V.P., Development & Technology|
|Dan Keuter||Entergy Nuclear||Vice President|
|Alan Lloyd||California EPA (retired)||Former Secretary of California EPA|
|Byron McCormick||General Motors||Executive Director of Fuel Cell Activities|
|Mike Mudd||FutureGen Alliance||Chief Executive Officer|
|Rand Napoli||Florida State Fire Marshal||Director|
|Ian Purtle||Cargill, Inc.||Corp. V.P. & Director of Process Solutions|
|Michael Ramage||ExxonMobil||Executive Advisor|
|James Reinsch||Bechtel Power||Senior Vice President|
|Gerry Richmond||University of Oregon||Noyes Professor of Chemistry|
|Roger Saillant||Plug Power||President & CEO|
|Robert Shaw||Arete Corporation||President|
|Kathleen Taylor||General Motors (retired)||Director of Materials & Processes Lab|
|Jan van Dokkum||UTC Power||President|
|J. Craig Venter||J. Craig Venter Institute||Founder and President|
|Gregory Vesey||ChevronTechnology Ventures||President|
|Robert Walker||Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates||Chairman|
|John Wootten||Peabody Energy (retired)||V.P. of Environment and Technology|