The California Hydrogen Business Council is hosting a half-day workshop in conjunction with the ACT Expo in Long Beach on May 1st to build awareness and hear from a diverse group of panelists on the ability of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to enable commercial customers to meet sustainability and regulatory compliance objectives, address the technical and non-technical challenges with transitioning hydrogen and fuel cells into fleets, and understand the key drivers of substantive economic and operational benefits. At the workshop, fleet operators and medium/heavy duty OEMs will present, followed by discussion and presentations from hydrogen technology providers on the status of freight demonstrations, future visions, and lessons learned from other fuel cell products that have reached commercialization.

The movement of freight and goods from the commercial ports to consumers represents a vital component of U.S. transportation infrastructure and the U.S. economy.  Seaports and distribution networks are economic drivers for jobs and development, and entry points for goods used throughout the country. They also cause significant local air and greenhouse gas emissions, and the medium/heavy duty truck fleets that move goods from ports cause problems well beyond the boundaries of the ports.  The environmental footprint is significant, both because of the volume of activity and because ports/distribution centers tend to be located in areas that already experience heavy automobile and truck traffic that create smog, particulate matter, and ozone pollution. Areas of California suffer environmental conditions that cause breathing and heart-related health problems and health costs.

Hydrogen-fueled fuel cell electric vehicles are entering the California automobile vehicle market, and hydrogen fuel cell fork lift trucks are commercially purchased by product distribution centers and factories today.  More than ever, it becomes noticeable that there are variety of potential hydrogen and fuel cell on and off road vehicles, including cargo handling equipment, that generate zero emissions energy at the point of use, and “well to wheels” zero emission energy when the hydrogen is produced from renewable sources, everyone’s long term goal.

Proposed Attendees/Invitees:

  • Trucking Companies
  • Fleet Operators
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Vehicle OEMs
  • Hydrogen Technologies Providers
  • Equipment OEMs and Integrators
  • Government Funding Agencies (Freights focused)

 

Online Registration:

  • CHBC Member - $75
  • Non-member - $100

(Online registration closes Thursday, April 27)

Onsite Registration:

  • CHBC Member - $150
  • Non-member - $200

Sponsorship:

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Contact: Emanuel Wagner, ewagner@californiahydrogen.org, (310)455-6095 x360.

May 1st, 2017 1:00 PM   through   5:30 PM
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States
Details
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Thursday, May 1 – Freight Workshop – Long Beach Convention Center

PURPOSE: Discuss how fuel cell technologies can enable commercial customers to meet sustainability and regulatory compliance objectives, and address the technical and non-technical challenges with transitioning fuel cells into fleets.

12:30 PM

Check-In

1:00 - 1:10

Welcome and Overview

1:10 – 1:30

Keynote – Zero Emission Fuel Cell Technologies for Freight and Goods Distribution

1:30 – 2:15

User and Operator Perspectives

Fleet operators and trucking companies provide their insights, identifying their concerns and needs:

Followed by Open Discussion

2:15 - 3:00

Truck OEM Perspectives

Heavy & medium duty truck OEMs  provide their value proposition, drivers, share their challenges of developing new truck technology and outline the development process:

Followed by Open Discussion

3:00 - 3:20

Networking Break

3:20 – 4:05

Technology Developer Perspectives

Different technology providers  provide their value proposition, give updates on their technology and demonstration projects with their perception of the path to commercialization:

Followed by Open Discussion

4:05 - 4:25

                  

Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Refueling

Discussion of challenges for fueling various hydrogen applications at the ports.

Followed by Open Discussion

4:25 - 4:50

Closing Keynote - Lessons Learned from Fuel Cell Forklift Commercialization and Applicability to Hydrogen Freight

Summary of success story of hydrogen fuel cell forklifts and relevant lessons for freight strategies on the road to commercialization.

4:50 - 5:30

Open Discussion, Outcomes and Action Items

5:45 – 7:00

Happy Hour Networking (Location TBD)

 

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