What is Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day?

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day takes place on the 8th of October each year, and we are celebrating the 5th annual H2FC date at IPHE since its inception. Members are encouraged to develop activities to commemorate this day for employees, suppliers, customers, and raise industry awareness to public officials, and local communities.

IPHE and its members, along with industry, stakeholders, and organizations around the globe can join the celebration by engaging in activities in the days leading up to October 8th.  Supporters in the past have timed press releases, announcements, and held educational events such as ride and drives or commemorative ‘hydrogen walks’ to mark the occasion.

IPHE will be looking to highlight our member’s successes in hydrogen and fuel cells across the globe in a series of posts online that day. If you have a particular event, figure, or development in the area of hydrogen and fuel cells you would like us to highlight, please make sure to send them to eric.parker@ee.doe.gov so that we may post something for each of our members.

Ways to Get Involved:

Press Briefing – IPHE members can hold a press briefing at their organization or facility highlighting their achievements as part of the broader fuel cell and hydrogen community. For this briefing IPHE members can invite their local and state government officials to provide comments of support, and invite local and national media, the investment community, and other stakeholder audiences to attend.

 

Briefings can also be held in conjunction with vehicle ride and drives, facility tours, open houses, or other events to expand awareness and support.

 

Participation in Community Event / Festival – IPHE members are encouraged to use this opportunity to engage in community events / festivals to showcase their company, products, and technology.

 

Issue a Press Release Announcing Your Country’s Participation - This can be a simple statement of participation, or can be expanded to highlight your own country’s achievements, products, jobs, manufacturing efforts, etc.

 

Newsletter / Blog – Members can include information about Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in their ongoing communications with employees, customers, suppliers, and other audiences.

 

Building Grassroots / Social Media Support – Leading up to October 8, members can download and print copies of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day logo from our IPHE website, as well as “I Support Fuel Cells and Hydrogen” sheets.  These can be used on posters, tee-shirts, hand-outs, pamphlets, news releases, and other materials. https://www.iphe.net/hydrogen-and-fuel-cell-day

 

To show their support of the industry, fuel cell and hydrogen professionals, family, friends, customers, suppliers, and supporters can take pictures or shoot videos using the logo or “I support” sheets and post them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram along with the hashtag #FuelCellsNow and/or #HydrogenNow. Employees can be encouraged to wear company paraphernalia and/or showcase products and installations in the pictures to increase organization visibility.

 

Social Media Prompts

IPHE members and industry supporters are encouraged to post their support of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on Twitter (@The_IPHE), LinkedIn, and Facebook, along with the hashtag #FuelCellsNow and/or #HydrogenNow to show their support of the industry. Potential social media posts can include:

 

 October 8 is Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day! Show your support for fuel cells and hydrogen #FuelCellsNow #HydrogenNow @The_IPHE (for Twitter, or use the links above for LinkedIn or Facebook)

 

Worldwide, there are over 300,000 stationary fuel cells offering resilient power and 12,000 fuel cell cars on the road. Global shipments of fuel cell power surpassed 800 MW last year. #FuelCellsNow #HydrogenNow @The_IPHE (for Twitter, or use the links above for LinkedIn or Facebook)

 

[COUNTRY OR ORGANIZATION NAME] is proud to support Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day along with #FuelCellsNow #HydrogenNow @The_IPHE (for Twitter, or use the links above for LinkedIn or Facebook)

 

On Hydrogen and Fuel Cell day, see how @The_IPHE (for Twitter, or use the links above for LinkedIn or Facebook) members are enabling the global adoption of hydrogen and fuel cells in the economy https://www.iphe.net/infographics #FuelCellsNow #HydrogenNow

 

Help us celebrate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day this October 8th by sharing your hydrogen and fuel cell story with @The_IPHE (for Twitter, or use the links above for LinkedIn or Facebook) [include IPHE logo at the top of this document] #FuelCellsNow #HydrogenNow

 

We understand that not all IPHE member countries will be posting messages online in English, and encourage you to adapt these prompts as you see fit.  However, please use the hashtags (#FuelCellsNow #HydrogenNow) and IPHE handles (Twitter (@The_IPHE), LinkedIn, and Facebook) as possible so we can combine our voices for greater impact on October 8th.

Resources

Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Printouts

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