A Presentation by Mathiew Gardette

An overview of early markets and perspective on alternative transportation energy solutions.

  • What is the current status of fuel cell technologies?    
  • What is the value proposition of H2-energy and fuel cells with regard to global energy economic challenges?    
  • Which are the early markets?    
  • How will those markets get the industry and general public ready for H2 mobility?    
  • How soon to come?

These questions naturally lead to a deeper look at the latest developments on the California roadmap for H2 fuel infrastructure as well as a discussion as to why the introduction of FCEVs in the automotive market is still controversial and whether FCEVs and BEVs (battery electric vehicles) complement one another or are competitors.

Thursday Morning Meeting, May 15, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required.

Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Hiway 9).

About the Presenter

mathieu gardette picMathieu Gardette earned an MSc. in mechanical engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris (France).  As a project engineer for TRIGEN ENERGY Corp. (NY), he worked on combined heat & power industrial projects.  He then worked for 6 years at CRYOSPACE in France overseeing the functional analysis and managing the thermal insulation design and qualification work for the cryogenic hydrogen fuel tank of the upper stage of Ariane 5 launcher.  In 2006, he joined AIR LIQUIDE Engineering as project manager and led several EPC projects in Europe for the installation of standard oxygen and nitrogen production units. In 2009, he transitioned to the Hydrogen Energy business unit within AIR LIQUIDE as technical product manager for fuel cell based power solutions.  Currently, Mr. Gardette provides clean transportation research and analysis for the Bay Area Climate Collaborative.

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