NAFTC members recently gathered for their fall business meeting held November 2-5, 2005, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN), an NAFTC member, hosted the meeting at its Cheyenne campus, showcasing its alternative fuels automotive program.
The meeting provided multiple learning activities, beginning with attending a full day of Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the world’s largest automotive show. Next, members were shown a skid-car exhibition on the CCSN campus and visited the City of Las Vegas’s hydrogen production facility where members were thrilled with the opportunity to drive a hydrogen-powered Honda FCX.
The City of Las Vegas’s hydrogen production facility is the world’s first hydrogen energy station featuring the co-production of hydrogen fuel for vehicles and clean electric power using fuel cells. The $10.8 million project, located at the vehicle maintenance and operation service center, includes a fueling station capable of dispensing hydrogen, hydrogen-enriched natural gas, and compressed natural gas and consists of an onsite hydrogen generator, compressor, liquid and gaseous hydrogen storage tanks, dispensing systems, and a stationary fuel cell.