On a windy day, my neighbor's wind turbine makes more power than she needs, so she makes hydrogen with that power and stores it up for a calm day when she needs it, or she can sell it back to the grid. 

Hydrogen Blog Posts


Hydrogen is the lightest element in the universe.  It also holds a great deal of potential energy, which makes it a versatile energy storage medium that can be produced on-site, transported or even mixed with natural gas to create a cleaner energy supply. Let's talk about how we can use hydrogen (H2) to help us meet Maine's energy needs.


a hydrogen fuel cell

A hydrogen fuel cell at NREL

01/17/2013 - 5:46pm

graduatesThe Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program is fueling the next generation of scientific innovation by recognizing and awarding high school seniors, college students, and innovators who can find new and creative ways for

11/20/2012 - 12:08pm

Panelists at the E2Tech forum in Portland, Maine November 15, 2012On November 15, 2012, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) held its annual meeting at a forum focusing on the success stories of some of its memb

10/22/2012 - 4:39pm

Hemant  Pendse, leader of the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute at the University of Maine at Orono.On October 18, 2012, the Hydrogen Energy Center hosted a teleconference entitled, "Technology & Economics of Fuel Cel

09/29/2012 - 11:51am

Author Rick Smith test drives a hydrogen fuel cell vehicleOn September 11, 2012, Rick Smith of the Hydrogen Energy Center attended a conference entitled, “Ticket to Ride: A Regional Roadmap for Hydrogen Infrast

09/20/2012 - 9:34am

Paul Faulstich of the Hydrogen Energy Center explaining hydrogen energy applicationsOn October 18, 2012, the Hydrogen Energy Center of Portland, Maine and the University of Maine College of Engineering in Orono will

09/13/2012 - 5:18pm

Jeff Thaler of E2Tech moderates a senatorial candidates' debate between Angus King, Charlie Summers and Cynthia Dill in Portland, MaineOn September 13, 2012, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a debate

06/04/2012 - 5:14pm

For millions of years, trees have had the whole energy thing down. Grow a few thousand leaves, capture a little sunlight and suck some water out of the ground, and voila! you have energy to grow and reproduce!

05/04/2012 - 10:18pm

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