CCAT Leads Zero Emission Vehicles Session at Regional Conference

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CCAT will lead a panel discussion about zero emission vehicles and the hydrogen refueling infrastructure vital to support energy-efficient fuel cell electric vehicles at the Northeast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) Conference and Expo on March 26 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

CT Transit fuel-cell powered bus pictured with SunHydro fueling station.

Fuel cell technology provides a zero emission solution to meet our transportation needs. And best of all, we make it locally in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) will lead a panel discussion about zero emission vehicles and the hydrogen refueling infrastructure vital to support energy-efficient fuel cell electric vehicles at the Northeast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) Conference and Expo on March 26 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

Panel experts include representatives from Proton Onsite of Wallingford, New Haven Transit District of Hamden, and US Hybrid of South Windsor. Alex Barton, energy specialist, CCAT, will serve as moderator and will discuss the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster’s efforts to develop a regional hydrogen deployment plan, which underlies growth in this sector.

“Fuel cell technology provides a zero emission solution to meet our transportation needs. And best of all, we make it locally in Connecticut,” stated US Hybrid Corporation President, CEO Abas Goodarzi, Ph.D., P.E.

The three-day NEPTA biennial transportation event runs March 24-26 and attracts nearly 400 public and private transportation leaders; transit providers throughout New England; state and federal funding agencies; and businesses that serve the passenger transportation community. Key speakers at the conference include leaders from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), CT Commissioner of Transportation James Redeker, MetroHartford Alliance President Oz Griebel as well as transportation experts from around the region.

The conference concludes with a tour of US FuelCell’s cutting-edge zero-emission fuel cell bus facility in South Windsor and a CTFastrak Busway tour aboard the new specialized 60-foot articulated buses.

ABOUT CCAT
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a nonprofit economic development organization headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., is a leader and go-to resource for strengthening competitiveness and high-tech business development in the state, region and nation. CCAT focuses on three core areas: technology, efficiencies and workforce development, with expertise in manufacturing technology, IT, education and workforce strategies, and energy solutions. Through the synergy of its experienced teams, advanced technologies and extensive partnerships, CCAT provides manufacturers, educators, government, nonprofits and entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to tackle economic challenges, compete and succeed.

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