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The Important Role of Technician Training
for Grassroots Public Awareness and Job Development
(MacArthur Foundation Grant Application Excerpts)

Most people do not know that existing internal combustion engines can run on hydrogen without pollution when they have appropriate fuel injectors; that when hydrogen burns the exhaust is water vapor; that 1.2 billion engines in transportation, electricity-generation, farming, and mining can be converted to run better and clean the air.

With the world-wide adoption of hydrogen for fuel cells and engines, the hydrogen fueling infrastructure is now being built and irrational myths against hydrogen have been invalidated.

Collaboration by Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and The Hydrogen Association (THA) will provide training of technicians and teachers for high school, community college, university and trade school applications. Teaching technology by hands-on equipment demonstrations shows how to overcome local pollution/global warming and achieve sustainable economic development by converting substances that rot or burn into carbon-reinforced equipment for harvesting renewable energy and production of Metrol (net-hydrogen liquid fuel) that can be stored and distributed in existing gasoline or diesel fuel tanks. The goal is to graduate 10,000 Certified Technician per year with science knowledge and technical skills in renewable energy equipment installation. The words of H.G. Wells continue to be true: "Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe."

Sustainable economic development can be achieved in peaceful communities throughout the world. THA teaches how to convert substances that rot or burn into: (a) carbon-reinforced equipment to harvest renewable energy for powering community needs; (b) net-hydrogen liquid fuel that can be stored in existing gasoline or diesel fuel tanks; and (c) tanks to enable 1.2 billion transportation, electricity-generation, farming and mining engines to clean the air.

 Adoption of a new renewable energy regime based in local, distributed power generation, resource harvesting, and local manufacturing means a multitude of new highly desirable jobs for hydrogen/carbon/Metrol infrastructure that cannot be outsourced – a grassroots community development movement across the nation and globally with economic incentive to protect the environment. 

THA will provide Public Service Announcements to arrange tax donations for vehicles that will be retrofitted with kits that enable interchangeable storage and utilization of net-hydrogen liquid fuel or gasoline or diesel fuel. Converted vehicles will be leased to enable farmers, truckers, and automotive applications to create public awareness/education and market pull for less expensive net-hydrogen fuel for clean, lower maintenance and longer-lived operation. Vehicles that clean the air will universally educate and serve the public by protecting the health and environment. Constantly updated web data will show cumulative tons of carbon dioxide avoidance to overcome local pollution and global warming.

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Overcoming local pollution and climate change starting with a 50 State USA Plan for Energy Independence, Resilience and Jobs

The National Climate Assessment http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/ summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

Environmental and financial leaders in each of the 50 States are seeking viable alternatives to burning coal and petroleum because of their harmful local pollution effects and devastating global climate change effects.  An example of this leadership is the Solutions Project  http://thesolutionsproject.org/infographic/ with "the goal of utilizing the combined efforts of individuals in the fields of science, business and culture to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy use in the United States."

The Hydrogen Association / Institute for Sustainable Prosperity has established current development plans with allies in four States committed to implementing the FuSE technology program for Metrol production:  Georgia, Hawaii, Texas and Alaska.

Atlanta FuSE Innovation Center

The FuSE™ Innovation Center provides East Point a community-oriented environment within the Atlanta metroplex needed training for business development.  The Center seeks to foster community-collaboration, technology innovation and entrepreneurial creativity.  The McAlister FuSE  renewable resources technology program is establishing a demonstration of "Futuristic Urban Sustainable Environment" (FUSE).  We are Now Hiring!  We are recruiting skilled technicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, committed environmentalist-activists, active and passive investors to become members of our team in Atlanta. We have already brought together an amazing group of stakeholders who are initiating the start-up phase.  Please express your interest through the "Contact Us" page.

Hawaii Hydrogen Highway

The State of Hawaii has announced a bold energy agenda – to achieve 100 percent clean energy by the year 2045.  Clean, renewable energy will overcome the islands’ dependency on burning the carbon in renewable and fossil fuels. The Hawaii clean energy plan will enable economic growth plans for island energy security and resilience. In so doing, Hawaii will be an economic and environmental role model for island communities around the world. Hawaii is committed to re-powering the clean energy market, to make the state an industry leader: http://energy.hawaii.gov/

The Hydrogen Association / Institute for Sustainable Prosperity is working with Blue Planet Research and other allies with the goal of establishing production capability of Metrol from biomass and biowaste feed-stocks.  Hawaii holds the potential to be a role model in renewable energy for all other island communities.

Texas Metrol Refinery

Texas is not simply an energy leader in the petroleum industry, it is also a pioneering leader in renewable energy -- wind and solar.  The State of Texas, from the Governor's Office, has published in 2014 a comprehensive plan entitled The Texas Renewable Energy Industry: http://gov.texas.gov/files/ecodev/Renewable_Energy.pdf. The Hydrogen Association / Institute for Sustainable Prosperity is working with allies in Dallas, Austin and Houston with the goal of establishing a large scale production capability of Metrol.

Alaska Metrol Refinery

For the last twelve years, Roy McAlister has actively supported the geothermal technology installation at Chena Hot Springs, and met annually with key state leaders in renewable energy.  Gov. Bill Walker's Renewable Energy Plan is adjusting to the current low cost of oil and developing LNG product sales for markets in Asia. The Hydrogen Association / Institute for Sustainable Prosperity is working now with allies to establish a large scale production capabilities and sustainable exports of Metrol.