The US Department of Energy (DoE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program last week presented a Special Recognition Award to Managing Director of the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC), Jeff Serfass in recognition of “outstanding leadership, commitment and collaboration in developing a unified industry stakeholder association, and for contributions to the DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.”
This award was presented to Mr Serfass by Sunita Satyapal, DoE’s Manager of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program for his former role as President of the National Hydrogen Association alongside the leaders of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association and the former U.S. Fuel Cell Council at DOE’s 2013 Annual Merit Review.
Dr Satyapal said: “Jeff’s service over more than 22 years is especially well known for his outstanding support of student education and outreach. He continues to be a very strong advocate for hydrogen energy in numerous other venues, always ensuring that hydrogen and fuel cells are well represented as he branches out into other clean energy technology areas.”
As we move ever closer towards the commercialisation of hydrogen in transportation, stationary and now consumer electronics, we are pleased to see early pioneers such as Jeff Serfass recognised for their contributions to the hydrogen industry.
Jeff continues to play an active role as President of the Hydrogen Education Foundation, which produces innovative national competitions and events such as the 2012 Washington Fuel Cell Summit.
Once again, we’d like to offer Jeff our congratulations on a well-deserved award!