Plug Power’s CEO Andy Marsh has been named to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC).

The HTAC was established under Section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide technical and programmatic advice to the Energy Secretary on the DOE’s hydrogen (H2) research and development goals, strategies, and activities.

Comprised of 19 business and academic leaders in the field of H2 and fuel cells, the HTAC meets twice a year to discuss the advancement of H2 technology.

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Marsh (left) will serve as a representative of companies pursuing H2 and fuel cells for transportation and stationary power applications. In his role as committee member, Marsh will look to advise on practical, current uses of H2 as an efficient, cost-effective alternative energy source, as well as the potential for future innovations.

“I’m honoured to serve the DOE as a member of the HTAC, working with some of the top leaders and innovators in the field of H2 and fuel cell technology,” Marsh enthused. “Our success in commercialising fuel cells in the material handling market is a gateway to more and more applications for powering the electrified world.”

“Moreover, the H2 industry has the potential to bring a wealth of new jobs and opportunity to our economy. I look forward to advising the Energy Secretary on ways to advance this technology in the US and globally.”