Hydrogen Showcase
Hydrogen: The Energy Source of the Future… Now!

Hydrogen Vehicle Showcase Featured at North Dakota State Fair July 21-29, 2006

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), along with a group of utility and other private sector partners from around the state, showcased several aspects of the sustainable hydrogen economy and showcased hydrogen vehicles at the State Fair July 22-29, 2006.

The goal was to inform the public about the wide array of projects occurring around the state and in the upper Great Plains with respect to hydrogen fuel cell technologies and the regional programs and opportunities that are under way. All aspects of hydrogen were explained, from how it is made to how it is dispensed and used in vehicles.

Vehicles on Display
Hydrogen vehicles were displayed in three separate locations at the state fair. The displays were open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

Commercial I Exhibit Building (Booth 888):
eP-Ice Bear, the world's first fuel cell ice resurfacer
Toro Workman, a fuel cell electric utility vehicle
Hyster forklift, a fuel cell-powered forklift
Hydrogen engine display
Global Electric Motorcar, LLC neighborhood electric vehicle

Commercial I Lobby:
UND fuel cell vehicle

Outdoor Display (located near Stage 2):
Three hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 half-ton pickup trucks
Portable hydrogen refueler

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles were also featured in the State Fair Parade on Saturday, July 22, 2006. The parade started on the corner of Broadway and Burdick Expressway and finished at the Fairgrounds.

Financial Sponsors
Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)
National Center for Hydrogen Technology
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
ND Department of Commerce Division of Community Services (DCS)
Prairie Public Television
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
ePower Synergies, Inc.
North Dakota State Fair

Collaborating Sponsors
Cal-Dak Cabinets, Inc.
Minot Area Chamber of Commerce
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
Verendrye Electric Cooperative

     Energy & Environmental Research Center
     University of North Dakota
     15 North 23rd Street, Stop 9018
     Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018
     Phone (701) 777-5000
     Fax (701) 777-5181