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Will your next car be invisible?

Kids 4 Hydrogen to demo zero-emission car at The Tech Museum of Innovation
Press Release Date 
Monday, 12 August, 2013
SAN JOSE, CA – Imagine driving a car without harmful emissions with an invisible carbon footprint. Imagine protecting the planet from detrimental greenhouse gases, reducing the pollutants that fill the air and decreasing oil imports.

You have imagined the hydrogen fuel cell car.

On Wednesday, August 14, Kids 4 Hydrogen, a team made up of high school, college, and college graduate students, will visit The Tech Museum of Innovation to showcase a Mercedes-Benz F-Cell hydrogen car. The Tech will also have demonstrations inside the museum for visitors. As part of a 10-day tour, Kids 4 Hydrogen will demonstrate emerging fuel cell technology and outline sustainable ways of reducing America’s carbon footprint. They will also display a home power system known as an electrolyzer, which is capable of easily converting solar power into 100% clean hydrogen energy.

Kids 4 Hydrogen formed in 2004 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of a maintainable energy infrastructure. Its mission is to raise awareness and support for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and to urge automobile and environmental businesses to build fueling stations across the country.  In the last few years, this program has expanded drastically, and new chapters are currently forming in all 50 states.

The growth of Kids 4 Hydrogen parallels the advancements in hydrogen fuel cell technology where hydrogen gas and oxygen are compressed and converted into electricity. The fuel cells generate a constant stream of energy that flows to the car’s electric motor, producing a quieter, and more durable and efficient car with significantly better mileage than its gasoline dependent counterpart.



WHO: Kids 4 Hydrogen, a Mercedes F-Cell engineer, and an electrolyzer engineer

WHAT: A demonstration and explanation of a hydrogen fuel cell car and a breakdown of its evolving technology and demonstrations inside the museum.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., San Jose, CA

For more information on Kids 4 Hydrogen, visit: kids4hydrogen.org
 

Contact
Roqua Montez
Director of Public Relations
1-408-795-6225
rmontez@thetech.org
 
About The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.