The agenda will be updated as it develops.

Monday, December 10, 2018 – CHBC Member Day
(CHBC Members Only)

8:00 AM

Registration Opens & Networking

8:30 AM

Welcome to CHBC Member Day!

8:40 – 9:10 AM

Communication and Business Expansion Committee Meeting

9:20 – 9:50 AM

Infrastructure and Vehicle Deployment Working Group Meeting

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Hydrogen Energy Storage and Renewable Hydrogen SAG Meeting

10:40 – 11:10 AM

Heavy Duty, Goods Movement, and Clean Ports SAG Meeting

11:20 – 11:50 AM

Public Transport SAG Meeting

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Advocacy Committee Meeting

12:40 – 1:00 PM

Annual Membership Meeting – Board of Directors Election

CHBC MembersCHBC Board of DirectorsPolicymakers
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Open Period (Lunch on your own)1:00 – 5:00 PM – Board of Directors Meeting
 2:00 – 5:00 PM – Tour (TBD) 2:00 – 4:30 PM – H2 101 – Hydrogen for Policymakers
5:00 – 6:30 PM – CHBC Member Meetup   

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit Day 1

 7:30 AM Registration and Check-in (Light Refreshments Served)
 8:45 AM Welcome

  • Jeff Serfass, Executive Director, California Hydrogen Business Council
9:00 AM Keynote – Renewable Hydrogen Decarbonizing the Natural Gas Sector 

  • Yuri Freedman, Senior Director, Business Development, Southern California Gas Company
 9:30 AMSector Coupling: Enabling a 100% Carbon Free Energy Economy 

Moderator: Jeff Reed, Chief Scientist, Renewable Fuels and Energy Storage, Advanced Power and Energy Program, UC Irvine

  • Wolfgang Beez, Hitachi Zosen Inova ETOGAS
  • Rob Harvey, Director, Energy Storage, Hydrogenics
  • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (invited)
  • PG&E (invited)
 10:30 AMNetworking Break
 11:00 AMFuel Cells for a 100% Sustainable Future

  • Professor Jack Brouwer, Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center, UC Irvine
 11:30 AM Keynote – State Senator Nancy Skinner, California District 9 
 12:00 PM Lunch
 1:00 PMKeynote Panel: California’s Continued Climate and Energy Leadership 

Moderator: Lorraine Paskett, CEO, Cambridge LCF (invited)

  • Dan Sperling, Automotive Related Board Member, California Air Resources Board
  • California Public Utilities Commission (invited)
  • California Energy Commission (invited)
1:45 PMKeynote – Transportation Transformation – Industry Perspective

  • Randy MacEwen, President & CEO, Ballard Power Systems
2:15 PMDiesel Free by 2033 – Hydrogen in Freight and Heavy Duty Truck Developments

Moderator: Damien Breen, Deputy Pollution Control Officer, BAAQMD

  • Brian Lindgren, Director, Research & Development, Kenworth Truck Company
  • Ben Nyland, President & CEO, Loop Energy
  • Rob Del Core, Managing Director, Hydrogenics
  • Hyundai (invited)
3:30 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PMGoing to Zero in Transit and Rail

Moderator: Lauren Skiver, President & CEO, SunLine Transit Agency (invited)

  • Rob Del Core, Managing Director, Hydrogenics
  • Mike Hursh, General Manager, AC Transit
  • David Warren, Director of Sustainable Transportation, New Flyer (invited)
  • Oscar Pardinas, Regional Sales Manager, El Dorado (invited)
5:10 PMKeynote – Hydrogen at Scale – Producing Volume and Bringing Down Cost

  • Dr. Alan Finkel, Australia Chief Scientist (invited)
5:30 PMMember Updates (3 Min Each)
6:00 – 8:00 PMCHBC Reception

  • DJ, Drinks, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit Day 2

7:30 AM Breakfast and Networking
8:00 AMKeynote – The Global Renaissance of Hydrogen

  • Dave Edwards, Director and Advocate for Hydrogen Energy, Air Liquide
 8:30 AM Legislative Needs in 2019

Moderator: V. John White, Executive Director, CEERT

  • Tanya Peacock, Environmental Policy Manager, Southern California Gas Company
  • Mike Lord, Executive Engineer, Toyota (invited)
  • Tim Sasseen, Business Development Manager, Ballard
  • Teresa Cooke, First Element Fuel (invited)
  • Kip Lipper, Chief Policy Adviser on Energy and Environment for Senate pro Tempore (invited)
9:30 AMPathway to a Self-Sustaining Renewable Hydrogen Sector

  • Dr. Jeff Reed, Chief Scientist, Renewable Fuels and Energy Storage, Advanced Power and Energy Program, UC Irvine
9:50 AMConverting Natural Gas Infrastructure to Hydrogen – The H21 North of England Project

  • Steiner Eikaas, Head of Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
10:10 AMNetworking Break
10:40 AMThe Future of the Natural Gas System in California – The Role of Renewable Gas 

Moderator: Diane Moss, Dima Communications

  • Steinar Eikaas, Head of Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
  • Dr. Jeff Reed, Chief Scientist, Renewable Fuels and Energy Storage, Advanced Power and Energy Program, UC Irvine
  • Sandy Goldberg, Advisor to Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Southern California Gas Company (TBD)
11:30 AM The Path to Financing Hydrogen Infrastructure beyond AB 8

Moderator: Steve Ellis, Honda (invited)

  • Chris Kretz, Air Products (invited)
  • Shane Stephens, FEF/TrueZero (invited)
  • Ryan Erickson, Trillium (invited)
 12:30 PMKeynote – Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure, Office of Governor Jerry Brown, Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
1:00 PM Lunch
 2:00 PMEnvironmental Justice and the Role of Hydrogen

Moderator: Rocky Rushing, CCA (invited)

  • Jesse Marquez, C-SAFE (invited)
  • East Yard Communities (invited)
  • Kathryn Philips, Sierra Club (invited)
  • Bonnie Holmes-Gen, Lung Association of California (invited)
2:45 PMNew Applications for Hydrogen

Moderator: Steve Szymanski, Nel Hydrogen

  • Fuel Cells in Drones – Jim Sisco/Phil Robinson, Ballard (invited)
  • TarDec – Jamie Hall, GM (invited)
  • Hydrogen in Aviation – Julian Renz, Systemiq (invited)
3:30 PMHydrogen in Ships and Ports

Moderator: Cory Shumaker, CHBC

4:15 PMSupply Chain – Developments and Challenges to Bring Down Cost

Moderator: Andrew Bermingham, Hydrogen Partners (invited)

  • Kevin Harris, Hydrogen Business Unit, Hexagon Lincoln, LLC
  • Pieter Veltman, Commercial Director, HyET – Hydrogen Efficiency Technologies
  • Siegfried Rivalta, Vice President, Winkelmann Flowform Technology
5:00 PMTakeaways from the 2018 Summit and Networking

  • Jeff Serfass, Executive Director, California Hydrogen Business Council

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