CHBC Publishes 2018 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Ports and Shipping Workshop Report

For Immediate Release:

March 12, 2019 – YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Transitioning from combustion to zero emission technology will not only accomplish emission reductions, it will also improve the air quality for communities in close proximity to ports by lowering local criteria pollutants, according to the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) 2018 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Ports and Shipping Workshop Report.

“As port operators plan their transition to alternative technologies, careful consideration of that technology’s capability to perform the heavy workloads and duty cycles in the ports will be critical,” said Jeff Serfass, CHBC Executive Director. “Hydrogen and fuel cells have that ability with fast refueling time, longer ranges, and durability compared to the other available zero emission options.” The CHBC will continue its education on hydrogen and fuel cells with its Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Freight Workshop at ACT Expo in Long Beach on April 23.

The CHBC hosted a two-day workshop at the Port of Los Angeles’ (POLA) Banning’s Landing Community Center on October 9 and 10, 2018 and has released its Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Ports and Shipping Workshop Report, presenting the findings and conclusions of the workshop. The full report is available here >>

“Ports and shipping are compelling emerging markets for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry,” said Gus Block, Director of Marketing and Corporate Development at Nuvera Fuel Cells, and Co-Chair of CHBC’s Heavy Duty, Clean Ports, Goods Movement Sector Action Group. “Industrial vehicle OEMs are adopting the technology into their product lines because they believe it provides strong value to their customers,” added Block.

The CHBC and ACT News are hosting a webinar on March 14 at 10:00 AM PT that presents the findings of the 2018 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Ports and Shipping Workshop Report. Webinar presentations will be provided by:

  • Moderator: Emanuel Wagner, Deputy Director, California Hydrogen Business Council
  • Cory Shumaker, Development Specialist, California Hydrogen Business Council
  • Chris Cannon, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles
  • Laurence Grand-Clement, Chief Executive Officer, PersEE Innovation

Those interested in the webinar can register here >>

The Port of Long Beach and POLA are accommodating a steady expansion in their operations while reducing emissions, due to the testing and deployment of battery and fuel cell electric equipment through the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has placed its focus on emissions reduction in maritime, announcing the goal of reducing emissions by at least 50% from 2008 level in the shipping sector by 2050.

The 2018 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Ports and Shipping Workshop addressed the following topics:

  • Importance of the Role of Hydrogen in Ports & Shipping
  • Current and Future Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities in Shipping
  • Voice of the Customer: Opportunities and Constraints for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Shipping
  • Safety Regulations, Codes and Standards for Hydrogen in the Shipping Environment
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Solutions for Shipping
  • Port of the Future
  • International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities in Ports
  • Voice of the Customer: Opportunities and Constraints for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Port Applications
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Solutions for Ports
  • Commercializing Hydrogen Technology in the Ports
  • Port Community Impact
  • Opportunities and Barriers to Hydrogen Infrastructure in Ports
  • Government Programs and Funding Opportunities for Hydrogen Projects in Ports and Maritime
  • The Case for Hydrogen in Ports and Maritime

The PDF of this press release is available here >>

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About the California Hydrogen Business Council

The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is comprised of over 100 companies, agencies and individuals involved in the business of hydrogen. Our mission is to advance the commercialization of hydrogen in the energy sector, including transportation, goods movement, and stationary power systems to reduce emissions and dependence on oil. More information at www.californiahydrogen.org