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University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

A Closer Look at Hydrogen as Energy Storage

Date: 2016-01-26           Add to Google Calendar
Time: 6:30PM to 8PM
Location: i-Lab, UH Manoa Campus
Speaker: Stan Osserman, Hawaii State Hydrogen Implementation Coordinator

Stan Osserman (Brig. Gen. Retired), former commander of the Hawaii Air National Guard, retired after 35 years in the HIANG in 2014 and joined the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation chnologies (State of Hawaii Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism). He has been involved extensively with Hawaii’s energy community for almost a decade after being appointed by Governor Linda Lingle to coordinate implementation of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative with U.S. Pacific Command. The general leverages his extensive military experience in managing a $22M portfolio of renewable energy and alternative fuel transportation projects for the U.S. Air Force Research Lab at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Since taking the helm at HCATT he has worked closely with federal, state and county agencies, the military, academia, non-profit organizations and industry stakeholders on a wide variety of renewable energy and clean transportation initiatives. In 2015, the Hawaii State Legislature passed HB 1296 which designated General Osserman the “State Hydrogen Implementation Coordinator”, signed into law by Governor Ige as Act 98. He hosts a weekly show (“Stan the Energy Man”) on “Think Tech Hawaii” showcasing the state’s efforts in clean energy. He remains closely engaged with the Hawaii Congressional Delegation and State Legislators, as well as other policy makers to help craft viable legislation related to clean transportation and energy infrastructure. The general is an avid surfer and deep sea fisherman and is also a licensed cabinetmaker.