Financing Hydrogen: A Look at the Year Ahead

March 4, 2004

Milken Institute Conference Center


The California Hydrogen Business Council presents a special event Thursday, March 4, 4-8 p.m. at the Milken Institute.

This event, Financing Hydrogen: A Look at the Year Ahead will explore near-term opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and industrial concerns in the emerging Hydrogen Economy.

Consider that:

  • Our newly elected governor has appointed Terry Tamminen, Secretary of Cal EPA, as the architect of a plan to build a hydrogen fueling station every 20 miles along California's Interstate Highway system.
  • The California State Treasurer has asked that 0.5 percent of the assets of the state's largest pension funds be invested in environmental technologies.
  • President Bush's recently proposed FY 2005 budget calls for $228 million to support hydrogen-related programs, a 43 percent increase over 2004 spending.

  • Come and join us along with leading investors and organizations involved in hydrogen related technologies and infrastructure to learn about opportunities in this emerging sector.

    The event will begin with "2003: The Year in Review," an assessment of recent investment activity, provided by Reed Global Advisors.

    Two panel sessions will follow:
    Investments In Hydrogen Infrastructure and
    Investments In Hydrogen Technologies.

    A buffet and beverages networking session will follow the presentations.

    Participants include NextGen Partners, the Rustic Canyon Group, Garage Technology Ventures, Chrysalix, ChevronTexaco, Praxair, The Hydrogen Car Company, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, South Coast Air Quality Management District, California Treasurer's Office, and many more.

    View agenda.

    PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and attendance is limited.
    Advance registration (payment received before Feb. 26) is $65 for CHBC members and $100 for nonmembers. Late registration is $100 for members and $150 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is March 2.

    Download the meeting registration form at or at
    or, you may contact:
    California Hydrogen Business Council
    Attn: Melissa Stock
    3532 Katella Avenue, Suite 108
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720
    Phone 562-493-4014

    Public parking for this event is available in Public Parking Lot #1 on 4th street, immediately adjacent to the Milken Institute.