Hydrogen Fuel Cells Not the Only Answer to Cutting Oil Use

Interview with WestStart/CALSTART president and CEO, John Boesel

Published: 09-Dec-2004

John Boesel is the president and chief executive officer of WestStart-CALSTART, an organization dedicated to the growth of the advanced transportation technology industry that will improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gases and enhance national security.

Headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., it provides services to nearly 120 different member organizations including Ballard, Volvo, Segway, Freightliner, Caterpillar, John Deere & Co., BAE Systems, Cummins-Westport, Enova Systems, and Mack Truck.

Married with two children, Boesel lives in the San Francisco Bay area.


LA couple lease Honda FCX fuel cell car in a grandiose experiment to demonstrate feasibility of the technology, except the local fire department won't let them use the hydrogen home refueling station Honda installed.

The eP-Ice Bear ice resurfacer is ideal for indoor use due to its zero-emissions powertrain that produces only water as a byproduct.

Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project will include two other field test sites in California.


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