The Hydrogen Homestead was a demonstration of hydrogen’s practical application for the home.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by government and industry leaders, including, pictured with Billings, IAHE President Nejat Veziroglu and former HUD Secretary and American Motors Chairman / CEO George Romney.
The Homestead project consisted of a two-story residence that was heated and cooled using hydrogen, along with hydrogen-run kitchen appliances, fireplace, outdoor grill, automobile, and farm tractor.
Hydrogen for the Homestead was produced by solar energy and by electrolysis.
“Billings was often in a position that he did it first, but no one believed that he really did it, and then when it became a standard, no one remembered who did it first.”
Nejat Veziroglu, President
International Association of Hydrogen Energy