2021 Hydrogen Policy Briefing Series

Hydrogen garnered an unprecedented amount of attention in the previous year, with new product and project announcements, mergers and acquisitions underway, and many countries across the globe beginning to implement hydrogen strategies. California policy has yet to overcome numerous barriers that hamper the hydrogen economy from flourishing, and this legislative session should address some if not all of these barriers.

The CHBC Hydrogen Policy Briefing Series will capture the momentum hydrogen is experiencing right now, building on CHBC’s successful annual Summits in a virtual setting. This Series is designed to provide a stage for government policymakers, industry leaders, and their staff to discuss hydrogen across all energy and transportation markets. Decision-makers will deliver keynotes from the international, federal, and state level, and discussions will include expert decision-makers and industry leaders.

Planned Sessions

  • Light Duty Hydrogen Vehicle and Station Business Case Briefing
  • California’s Hydrogen Priorities in 2021 – Legislative Actions and Needs to Accelerate Hydrogen Expansion
  • California’s Hydrogen Priorities in 2021 – Regulatory Needs for Hydrogen Deployment to Meet California Energy and Climate Goals
  • Connecting Policies to Markets – Power Markets, Energy Storage and a Resilient Energy Economy – The Hydrogen Angle
  • Connecting Policies to Markets – Hydrogen’s Role in the Transportation Sector
  • A look beyond California’s Borders – A Western States and U.S. Perspective
  • A look beyond California’s Borders – A Global Investor Perspective

Previous Sessions

CHBC Hydrogen 101 Briefing – Facts vs. Myths

60-minute session with Dr. Jack Brouwer, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center; Director, Advanced Power and Energy Program. Dr. Brouwer received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. From 1993 to 1997, he served as a research assistant professor at the University of Utah and was a member of the technical staff at Reaction Engineering International. He came to UC Irvine in 1997 as associate director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), concurrently holding appointments as lecturer, assistant and then associate adjunct professor. He was named assistant professor in the summer of 2011.

CHBC Hydrogen 101 Briefing – Facts vs. Myths available on Vimeo

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Innovations in Hydrogen Rail – Project Showcase – May 19, 2021

Hydrogen has the ability to decarbonize and transform the different sectors of the rail industry without the overbearing expense of catenary systems. Interest in doing fuel cell rail projects started to take off a half-decade ago in Europe. Thanks to local and State funding, California now has fuel cell rail projects underway. Listen to some of the latest project developments in California.

 

 

 


CHBC Innovations in Hydrogen Rail – Project Showcase  from CaliforniaHydrogen on Vimeo.

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Welcome and Introductions

·     Cory Shumaker, CHBC Development Specialist

Opening Keynote – The Current Global Landscape of Motivations Behind Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Rail Applications

·     Lynn Harris, Senior Consultant in Sustainable Motive Power & Zero-Emission Technologies at DB Engineering and Consulting USA

Project Roundtable – Current Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Rail Projects Funded & Underway

Moderator: Cory Shumaker, CHBC

·     Hydrail: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Rail, Tim Sasseen, Ballard

·     Hydrogen Powered FLIRT in San Bernardino, Carrie Schindler, Director of Transit and Rail, San Bernardino County Transportation

·     Sierra Northern Hydrogen Locomotive Project, Mike Hart, CEO, Sierra Northern Railway

·     Momoko Tamaoki, Caltrans

 

 

 


 

CHBC Maritime Hydrogen Projects Showcase Briefing – April 27, 2021

 

CHBC Maritime Hydrogen Projects Showcase Briefing from CaliforniaHydrogen on Vimeo.

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Welcome and Introductions

  •  Emanuel Wagner, CHBC Deputy Director

Opening Keynote – The Current Global Landscape of Motivations Behind Maritime Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

  • Cory Shumaker, CHBC Development Specialist

Project Roundtable – Current Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Maritime Projects Funded & Underway

  • Moderator: Cory Shumaker, CHBC
  • Projects with FCwave: Marine Fuel Cell Module – Tim Sasseen, Ballard Power Systems
  • Small Fast Multi-Use Hydrogen Fuel Cell Harbor Craft – Joe Pratt, Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine
  • HyZET: Design & Feasibility Study of a Fuel Cell Powered Commercial Harbor Craft – Kristian Jokinen, CALSTART
  • Marine Hydrogen Demonstration – Narendra Pal, Hornblower Yachts

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in being viewed as a leader at the forefront of the hydrogen industry? Sponsor the Hydrogen Policy Briefing Series. Contact Emanuel Wagner at ewagner@californiahydrogen.org to book your sponsorship.