Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Ports Workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
The purpose of this one-day workshop is to develop an understanding for the needs and challenges of California Ports to reduce their emission footprint and meet California State air quality requirements as well as provide current hydrogen solutions.

The Workshop has reached its capacity. Onsite registration may be available pending cancellations.

At the workshop, presentations from ports authorities, terminal operators, trucking companies, and hydrogen and fuel cell technology providers will lead to discussions of opportunities and challenges. Tabletop exhibits will also be on display.

View agenda pdf here >> or scroll down for quick reference. Agenda is subject to change.

For sponsorship and tabletop exhibit questions, email Cory Shumaker at cshumaker@californiahydrogen.org.

For questions regarding registration, email Vera Medici at vmedici@californiahydrogen.org or call (310) 455-6095 x322.

NGOs can qualify for a reduced rate of $50. Contact Vera for more information.


Air Products

Eco Energy International

Supporting organizations:

Advanced Power and Energy Center

California Fuel Cell Partnership


Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition (C5)

H2-International Journal

National Fuel Cell Research Center

San Diego Port Tenants Association

Young Professionals in Energy

November 10th, 2016 8:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
Banning's Landing Community Center
100 E. Water St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
United States
CHBC Members $ 150.00
Non-CHBC Members $ 200.00
Ports and Terminal Staff (subject to verification) $ 0.00


Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Ports Workshop – November 10th at Banning's Landing Community Center – Port of Los Angeles

PURPOSE: Develop an understanding for the needs and challenges of California Ports to reduce their emission footprint and meet California State air quality requirements as well as provide current hydrogen solutions.

8:00 AM


8:30 - 8:50

Welcome, Introductory Remarks and Overview

  • Mike DiBernardo, Deputy Executive Director of Marketing and Customer Relations, Port of Los Angeles
  • Jeff Serfass, Executive Director, California Hydrogen Business Council

8:50 – 9:10

Keynote - Deploying Advanced Technologies at Ports

  • Rick Cameron, Managing Director of Planning and Environmental Affairs, Port of Long Beach

9:10 – 9:30

California’s Freight Landscape: Agencies Working Together

Agencies within California coming together to implement the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, including critical deployment of advanced technology.

  • Heather Arias, Goods Movement and Freight Transportation Branch Chief, California Air Resources Board

Followed by Open Discussion

9:30 – 10:15

Current Opportunities and Challenges for Hydrogen Projects

Ports, trucking companies, terminal operators, and environmental groups can identify their concerns and needs so that technology providers can be informed.

Moderator: Rick Cameron, Managing Director of Planning and Environmental Affairs, Port of Long Beach

  • Thomas Jelenic, Vice President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
  • Alex Cherin, Intermodal Director, California Trucking Association
  • Jeff Burgin, Senior Vice President, The Pasha Group
  • Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earth Justice

Followed by Open Discussion

10:15 - 10:30 Networking Break

10:30 - 11:15

Hydrogen Mobile Application Solutions

Mobile hydrogen technology solutions are presented for trucking and goods movement in Ports.

Moderator: Alan Mace, Product Manager, Ballard Power Systems

  • Heavy Duty Trucks - Abas Goodarzi, President and CEO, US Hybrid
  • Material Handling - John Cococcia, Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Investor Relations, Plug Power

Followed by Open Discussion

11:15 - 12:30

Hydrogen Stationary Application Solutions – Panel

Stationary hydrogen technology providers in onsite power generation showcase their technologies and experience for Ports.

Moderator: Cory Shumaker, Project Coordinator, California Hydrogen Business Council

  • Port Power demand, strategies and security planning - Ben Chavdarian, Senior Electrical Engineer, Port of Long Beach
  • Scott Baird, Associate Engineer, Port of Los Angeles
  • Primary Power - Robert Nielsen, Director Business Development, FuelCell Energy
  • Backup Power - Ryan Sookhoo, Director, Business Development, Hydrogenics

Followed by Open Discussion

12:30 – 1:45

Lunch & Tabletop Exhibits – Lunch Provided

Hydrogen technology providers will be stationed at tables to meet with potential customers, terminal operators and port personnel, to discuss their solutions and hear from the end user.

1:45 - 2:45


Hydrogen Supply Solutions for Ports - Panel

Hydrogen can be provided to the ports in a variety of ways, this panel will hear from different solution providers for refueling and storage.

Moderator: Jeff Reed,  Director of Emerging Technology, Southern California Gas Company

  • Hydrogen Delivery - Dwight Zuck, Hydrogen Energy, Advanced Business and Technologies US, Air Liquide
  • Onsite Electrolysis - Steve Szymanski - Director, Business Development, Proton Onsite
  • Onsite Tri-generation - Jennifer Hunt, Manager Applications Engineering, FuelCell Energy

Followed by Open Discussion

2:45 – 4:15

Government Programs and Funding Opportunities Overview On Hydrogen Applications in Ports and in Freight

Summary of funding landscape for the next 1 – 5 years from various government funding agencies, such as the DOE, ARB, CEC, and SCAQMD so technology participants will be informed of various opportunities.  Discuss opportunities for centralized fueling station for ports:

Moderator: Fred Minassian, Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, Technology Advancement Office, South Coast Air Management Quality District    

  • Heather Arias,Freight Transport Branch Chief, California Air Resources Board
  • Andre Freeman, Supervisor – Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Technology Unit, California Energy Commission
  • Pete Devlin, Market Transformation and Intergovernmental Manager, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Francisco Donez, Air Quality, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mark Glaze,Air Quality Specialist, Federal Highway Administration

Followed by Open Discussion

4:15 – 4:30

Final Remarks – Purpose for Zero Emission Technologies: Community/Environmental Perspective

  • Nidia Erceg, Deputy Policy Director, Coalition for Clean Air

4:30 - 5:00

Open Discussion, Outcomes and Action Items

Moderator: Jeff Serfass, Executive Director, California Hydrogen Business Council

5:30 – 7:30

Happy Hour Networking

  • The Federal Bar, 102 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA


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