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Rethink Methane Symposium February 06, 2018 Non-CHBC Event
The Symposium brings together more than 350 policymakers, clean energy advocates, and industry stakeholders from across the natural gas, bioenergy, solar, wind, hydrogen, and fuel cell industries to examine how increasing the production and consumption of methane from organic and other renewable sources can help California: 
  • Provide an economic and job growth pathway for the state’s disadvantaged communities
  • Accelerate the achievement of much needed reductions in short lived climate pollutants
  • Illustrate workable strategies to mitigate the crisis in the state’s forests
  • Address the intermittency conundrum of wind and solar with a means to store and transport surplus renewable power
  • Facilitate the creation of a low-carbon hydrogen supply for a fuel cell future
  • Replace diesel in the heavy-duty transportation sector with negative-carbon fuels
  • Integrate sustainability goals for organic waste (ag, food, forestry, and wastewater)
  • Registration will open in December. To learn more and sign up for updates, visit www.rethinkmethane.org.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Ports Briefing - Long Beach December 06, 2017 Meeting


Harbors represent a vital component of U.S. infrastructure, for commerce and defense. Harbors are economic drivers for state jobs and development, entry points for goods used throughout the country, and important bases for the U.S. Navy. They also cause significant local air and greenhouse gas emissions, and the heavy duty truck fleets that move goods from ports to through the region cause problems well beyond the boundaries of the ports.

In California, the environmental footprint of ports is significant, both because of the volume of activity itself and because ports tend to be located in areas that already experience heavy automobile and truck traffic, create smog, particulate matter, and ozone. Areas of California suffer environmental conditions that cause breathing and heart-related health problems and health costs.

Hydrogen-fueled fuel cell electric vehicles are expanding in the California light duty vehicle market, and hydrogen fuel cell fork lifts and other products are being commercially purchased by product distribution centers and factories today.  More than ever, it becomes noticeable that there are a variety of hydrogen and fuel cell products and systems, including stationary applications, that provide zero emission 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.

California programs in different stages of development will have an impact on the transition to hydrogen energy systems, including the Sustainable Freight Action Plan and Clean Air Action Plans. Hydrogen and fuel cell systems will have to meet the economic and performance requirements of the terminal operators to find market acceptance in the ports.

Planned Attendees:

•    Ports Authorities (Local and beyond)

•    Hydrogen Technology Providers

•   Seaport Terminal Operators

•   Trucking Companies

•   Government Funding Agencies (Ports and Freight focused)



Ports staff, terminal operators, government agencies - Free

EARLY BIRD (through Nov. 10)

  • CHBC Members $85
  • Non-members $125


  • CHBC Members $150
  • Non-members $200

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