Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Hydrogen Business Council Set.(Journal North)

Byline: Adam Rankin Journal Staff Writer

10 Companies, Institutes Sign Up To Participate

A California businessman and veteran in the world of fuel cell technology is using Gov. Bill Richardson's hydrogen initiative to make Santa Fe the capital of a state hydrogen business council.

David Haberman, who co-founded California's hydrogen business council in 1997 and was appointed by the Energy Secretary in 1998 to the federal Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel, said a state-sponsored hydrogen workshop in Santa Fe last month provided the spark.

"It is to the great credit of the governor being able to stand up and make the kind of strong statement he did that got business leaders willing to pony up right away," Haberman said. …

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