Become a Member
The Colorado Hydrogen Network is now accepting membership applications. Please consider joining and fill out the request form here.
Benefits of Membership
Support CHN to help us carry on the work of connecting stakeholders and being an advocate for hydrogen technology in Colorado
Network with other industry leaders, universities, labs and governmental agencies at our meetings and events
Participate in advocacy to encourage all levels of Colorado government to support fuel cell and hydrogen technology research, development, and deployment
Educate the public, media and end users on the economic and environmental benefits of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies
Help shape the Colorado Hydrogen Roadmap
Propose initiatives for CHN to pursue
Participate in a clearinghouse for news, events, funding opportunities, and industry updates, to provide crucial insight for your business or organization
The following organizations are members of the Colorado Hydrogen Network (CHN).
The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) supports and fosters clean industries and organizations, like Colorado Hydrogen Network, through advocacy, funding, mentorship, networking and public awareness. The CCIA offices are the site for the regular meetings of CHN.
Colorado State University supports the Colorado Hydrogen Network with connections to its network of hydrogen technology scientists, engineers and businesses. The CSU Energy Institute in Fort Collins provides data, analysis and testing as well as hosting Colorado Hydrogen Network special meetings.
NREL advances the science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies and provides the knowledge to integrate and optimize energy systems.
NREL's hydrogen and fuel cell research and development (R&D) focuses on developing, integrating, and demonstrating hydrogen production and delivery, hydrogen storage, and fuel cell technologies for transportation, stationary, and portable applications.
Starfire Energy manufactures systems which economically generate ammonia (NH3) from renewable energy, air and water – no CO2. Ammonia can be used directly for agriculture, ammonia-to-hydrogen fuel cells, internal combustion engines, or burners. Ammonia is also an easier way to store and transport hydrogen. Hydrogen (and nitrogen) can be liberated from the ammonia using Starfire Energy's lower-temperature cracker.
The Renewable Hydrogen Alliance is an advocacy organization formed to promote using surplus renewable electricity to create climate-neutral fuels. It is supported by Northwest Natural and Puget Sound Energy and aided by the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and along with advisors David White, Gerry Snow, Kris Nelson and Michelle Detweiler.
Lightning eMotors designs and manufactures zero-emission all-electric powertrains for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including delivery trucks, shuttle buses, passenger vans, chassis-cab models, and city transit buses.
Vairex is a manufacturer and supplier of advanced compressor systems to the global fuel cell industry. Fuel cells run on hydrogen and air, with VAIREX a leading supplier of this critical component. The company’s headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado with customers in 23 countries and sales offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul.
Innosphere Ventures is Colorado’s leading science and technology incubator, accelerating the success of high-impact startup and scaleup companies with a venture capital fund, a robust incubation program, and facilities. The Innosphere Ventures program focuses on ensuring companies are investor-ready by connecting entrepreneurs with experienced advisors, making introductions to corporate partners, exit planning, accelerating top line revenue growth, and more.
Czero is an engineering service company specializing in developing innovative technologies for our clients that reduce energy consumption and harmful emissions. Industries include automotive/heavy truck, cleantech, aerospace, oil& gas, fluid power and defense. Our clients include the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Universities and companies of all sizes, including start-ups.
Established in December 2019, the Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Association is the leading industry association for the hydrogen sector in Asia-Pacific. The Asia-Pacific Hydrogen acts as the regional platform for all stakeholders in the hydrogen industry to collectively promote the best interests of the hydrogen sector. Our members include utilities, power project developers, equipment manufacturers, technical consultants, financial institutions, regional associations and other institutions in the hydrogen sector.
The Southern Colorado Clean Cities (SoCO CC) Coalition is a neutral consult for organizations wanting to learn more about alternative fuels and petroleum reduction strategies for their vehicle fleets. SoCO CC has been working locally to displace petroleum in the transportation sector in order to increase our energy security, support our domestic economy, and improve air quality for the benefit of public health and the environment.
Drive Clean Colorado (formerly Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition) works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation. Clean Cities, is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DoE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO)
Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC), is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program. As part of the DoE's Vehicle Technologies Program, Clean Cities advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce the use of imported petroleum in transportation. Clean Cities provides tools and resources for voluntary, community-centered programs to reduce consumption of petroleum-based fuels.
The Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory is an inter-institutional R&D collaboration of four leading Colorado research institutions:
Colorado State University (CSU)
Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
University of Colorado, Boulder (CU-Boulder)
U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Collectively, the participating institutions conduct over USD $1 Billion in scientific and technological research annually.
The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Fort Collins, Colorado that administers the Semester at Sea study abroad program in conjunction with the Colorado State University. The mission of ISE is to educate individuals with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world.
Xavier d’Hubert is an independent consultant active in the interconnection of power and energy intensive industries. He supports both clients and OEM's in energy storage, electrolyzers, boilers and burners. This includes John Cockerill Energy (large electrolyzer OEM) in developing behind the meter micro-grids, energy storage and green hydrogen plants.
HydroCosm provides a green hydrogen fuel solution for municipal, industrial and irrigation water operators. The Company's systems recover clean energy from excess pressure within existing solid pipe water infrastructure to power electrolysis and local hydrogen fuel production including dispensers for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).
The mission of the Colorado Energy Office is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer energy costs by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles to benefit all Coloradans. The Colorado Energy Office joins our membership as a Government Collaborator.
The Green Hydrogen Coalition (GHC) is an educational non-profit organization. The GHC focuses on building top-down momentum for scalable green hydrogen projects that leverage multi-sector opportunities to simultaneously scale supply and demand.
CHN and GHC have agreed to build a formal collaboration channel to accelerate progress for our mutual goals and missions tied to green hydrogen market development.
Danfoss is a multinational company founded in 1933 and based in Nordborg Denmark. Danfoss has more than 28,000 employees globally. Products range from refrigeration, air conditioning, electric motor controls, building heating and solutions for renewable energy such as solar power and heat pumps.
The Colorado School of Mines is a public research university in Golden, Colorado, founded in 1874. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, and mathematics, with a focus on energy and the environment.
The Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS) regulates those who own or operate amusement rides and devices, commercial boilers, conveyances (elevators and escalators) and retail fueling facilities and those who are permitted to use high explosives. OPS has published the Retail Hydrogen Fueling Regulations.
New Day Hydrogen is building the market for fuel cell vehicles starting in Colorado, by developing both the supply and demand for hydrogen. The mission of New Day Hydrogen, LLC is to promote the hydrogen market by developing, financing, and deploying accessible infrastructure and by engaging hydrogen customers.
The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national, non-profit sector association comprising industry, academia, research agencies and other stakeholders focused on advancing the use of clean hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products to help tackle our world’s most critical energy challenges
Proteum Energy works with producers of renewable and non-renewable feedstock and midstream operators to transform hydrocarbons into valuable clean hydrogen and designer fuels. They then match them with hydrogen users to create a profitable fueling network.
ConverterTec offers comprehensive solutions in power conversion for wind, battery storage or hydrogen applications which are also available as fully integrated power stations.
BayoTech provides a highly efficient model of local hydrogen production hubs produced on a small scale with unique technology. BayoTech is making reliable, cost-effective, low-carbon hydrogen accessible today with a complete portfolio of hydrogen production, transport, storage and fueling solutions.
Platte River Power Authority is a not-for-profit, community-owned public power utility that generates and delivers safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colorado, for delivery to their utility customers.
The following members are contributors to the Colorado Hydrogen Network who help us with our projects and initiatives.
Patricia Kelley is the founder of Kelley Green Clover Consulting, LLC, which invests in new energy technologies, and consults on environmental policy. A former commercial litigator, Ms. Kelley specialized in complex commercial transactions, lobbying and regulatory matters. Ms. Kelley has a law degree from Harvard University, and a BA in Political Science from Boston College.
Kari Burman is a recently retired Senior Engineer from NREL where she had over 25 years R&D experience with 11 years in renewable energy. Kari holds a BS of Electrical Engineering and Masters of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering with a focus in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Kari’s NREL work included modeling renewable energy and energy storage opportunities with a specific interest in microgrids, small island utilities and remote off-grid villages. She has expertise in renewable energy techno-economic assessments, screening tools, and modeling hybrid power systems.
Rich Dreher is an electrical engineer, Certified Professional Engineer and holds a Master’s Automotive Technician Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Rich is helping the Colorado Hydrogen Network to promote the establishment of training programs for hydrogen automotive technicians at Colorado schools and also to engage with automotive service shops throughout the Colorado Front Range to encourage them to develop hydrogen-system repair and service.