Hydrogen and Fuel Cell On-Road Freight Workshop at ACT Expo


The California Hydrogen Business Council is hosting a half-day workshop in conjunction with the ACT Expo in Long Beach on April 30th as a follow up to the workshop by the same name held a year prior. The purpose of the workshop is to continue 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 the current funding options available for heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell projects from the California Air Resources Board.


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.

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Hourly Schedule

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
Welcome and Overview
Emanuel Wagner, Assistant Director, California Hydrogen Business Council
1:05 PM - 1:30 PM
Dual Keynote – Impacts and Implications of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Freight
Mapping Out and Forecasting the West Coast HD Hydrogen Infrastructure
Assessment of the Air Quality and Health Impacts in the South Coast Air Basin
John Mikulin, Environmental Protection Specialist, Public Fleet & Trucking Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Michael Mac Kinnon, Senior Scientist, National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI
1:30 PM - 2:05 PM
User and Operator Perspectives
Moderator: Andrew Bermingham, CEO, Hydrogen Partners LLC
Michael McDonald, Sr. Director Maintenance & Engineering – UPS
Vic La Rosa, CEO – Total Transportation Services, Inc
2:05 PM - 2:50 PM
Truck OEM Perspective
Introduction: Nico Bouwkamp, Technical Program Manager – California Fuel Cell Partnership
Brian Lindgren, Manager, Research and Development – Kenworth Truck Company
Kohei Masaki, Hydrogen Strategy Consultant at Toyota North America
Bill Kahn, Advanced Engineering Manager – Peterbilt Motors
2:50 PM - 3:15 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM
Technology Developer Perspectives
Moderator: Alan Mace - Ballard Power Systems
Abas Goodarzi, President & CEO – US Hybrid
Joshua Goldman, VP Business Development – Transpower
Tim Reeser, CEO & Co-Founder – Lightning Systems
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM
Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Refueling
Moderator: Naveen Barry, SCAQMD
Paul Fukumoto, Director, Business Development Advanced Technologies, Fuel Cell Energy
Elan Bond, Project Manager, North America, Nel Hydrogen
Ryan Erickson, Senior Manager Business Development, Trillium CNG
Rob Del Core, Director, Business Development, Fuel Cell Power Systems, Hydrogenics
4:55 PM - 5:15 PM
Closing Keynote – CARB Funding Opportunities for Hydrogen Freight
Leslie Goodbody, Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Open Discussion, Outcomes and Action Items
Moderator: Jeff Serfass, Executive Director, CHBC
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Happy Hour Networking
Rock Bottom Brewery
1 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802


Apr 30 2018


12:30 PM - 08:00 PM


$85.00 - $200.00

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Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
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