Colorado Hydrogen Coalition

The Colorado Hydrogen Coalition (CHC) was formed in 2014 for the purpose of accelerating Colorado's developing hydrogen fuel cell technologies market and for the promotion of collaborative stakeholder engagement. CHC brings together interests from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), automakers, Clean Cities - Colorado fuel cells component manufacturers, local governments and professional service providers.

The coalition's work focuses on aiding the development of Colorado's regulations, codes and standards to support broader commercialization of fuel cells.

"At Toyota, we believe hydrogen is the fuel for the next 100 years," said Craif Scott, Toyota's National Manager for Advanced Technology. "Fuel cell vehicles offer the promise of convenient carbon-free driving. Identifying and addressing challenges associated with fuel cell vehicles is essential to successful deployment, and a hydrogen roadmap would lay the preparatory groundwork."

The following are Colorado hydrogen fuel cell projects:

  • Kroger's 120 fuel cell-powered forklifts at a Stapleton warehouse.
  • CableLabs' Louisville headquarters uses an 8-kw fuel cell backup system.
  • Colorado Springs Federal Aviation Administration uses a fuel cell backup system to power a remote transmitter/receiver.
  • Multi-wellhead sites in western Colorado are use fuel cells to power chemical injection pumps.
  • Companies working in the hydrogen space include:
    • Sundyne
    • Versa Power Systems
    • TDA Research
    • Composite Technology Development

For CHC information, contact Jack Paterson, CHC Chairman at or Mary Austin, Colorado Cleantech Industries Assocation (CCIA) Partnerships Director at