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(Mahwah) – Ramapo College of New Jersey will host a regional and educational networking meeting for stakeholders of The New Jersey Hydrogen Learning Center on Tuesday, February 7, at the Pavilion on the College campus.  An introduction to the potential of hydrogen in the state’s energy future will be offered at 9:30 a.m., and invited speakers will commence remarks at 10 a.m.   They will discuss Articulating a Hydrogen Energy Policy at the State Level: New York Lessons for New Jersey.”  The presentation will explore New York and New Jersey state government plans and policies to develop a hydrogen economy.  A tour of Ramapo College’s fuel cell will be conducted at the conclusion of the conference, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The meeting is free and open to the public; attendees may RSVP to Carmela Federico at 201.684.6227 or cfederic@ramapo.edu.  The snow date is February 14th.  Attendees will be notified if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

John Love, associate project manager of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will introduce New York’s hydrogen roadmap.” Other speakers will provide perspectives on New Jersey state government’s policies and the role of the private sector.  There will be an opportunity for the audience to join in a discussion.

The meeting is an offering of the New Jersey Hydrogen Learning Center, administered by the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP) at Rutgers University.  The New Jersey Hydrogen Learning Center is the first organization of its kind in the state.  Its stakeholder network is made up of businesses, non-profit organizations and academic institutions across New Jersey involved in the burgeoning hydrogen economy.

The Learning Center grew out of the recommendations of a July 2004 CEEEP report, New Jersey:  Opportunities and Options in the Hydrogen Economy.  The purpose of the New Jersey Hydrogen Learning Center is to promote discussion and education about what role hydrogen should play as part of New Jersey’s energy portfolio,” said CEEEP Director Scott Weiner.  It brings issues that stakeholders in the hydrogen economy face to the forefront, with the goal of informing New Jersey energy policy makers.

The New Jersey Hydrogen Learning Center is conducting a series of events this year focused on the stakeholder network.  Ramapo College is one of several college and university partners.  The others are The College of New Jersey, Ocean County College, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the Rutgers EcoComplex.  These partners have fuel cell facilities or hydrogen production facilities, and have joined together to develop hydrogen and fuel cell educational modules and to host networking meetings.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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