|The agenda will be updated as it develops.|
Monday, December 10, 2018 – CHBC Member Day
(CHBC Members Only)
Registration Opens & Networking
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 Members||CHBC Board of Directors||Policymakers|
|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 – CaISO Tour||3:00 – 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|
|8:45 AM|| Welcome|
|9:00 AM||Keynote – Renewable Hydrogen Decarbonizing the Natural Gas Sector |
To meet its aggressive climate change reduction goals, California will need to decarbonize its economy across all sectors. Renewable hydrogen can provide a solution for grid energy storage and decarbonizing the natural gas system and beyond with Power-to-X.
|9:30 AM||The Scientific Imperative of Fuel Cells for a 100% Sustainable Future|
Fuel cells are key hydrogen enablers now and in the future for decarbonized energy, power, storage and transportation.
|10:00 AM||Networking Break|
|10:30 AM||Sector Coupling: Enabling a 100% Carbon Free Energy Economy |
Projects and activities around the globe will blaze the trail for California to follow in producing renewable, zero-carbon hydrogen for the transportation and electricity sectors and industry.
Moderator: Jeff Reed, Chief Scientist, Renewable Fuels and Energy Storage, Advanced Power and Energy Program, UC Irvine
|11:30 AM||Award Presentation and Keynote|
California Senator Skinner (Senate District 9) receives the CHBC Public Leadership Award as 2018 CHBC Legislator of the Year, followed by her views of the challenges and opportunities of the hydrogen industry in the 2019 legislative cycle.
Introduction and Award presented by Professor Jack Brouwer, Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center, UC Irvine and Member of CHBC Board of Directors
|1:00 PM||Keynote Panel: California’s Continued Climate and Energy Leadership |
California is a global leader in the fight against climate change. Key decision makers from the current administration discuss the opportunities unfolding for the incoming Newsom Administration.
Moderator: Tanya Peacock, Public Policy & Planning Manager, Southern California Gas Company
|2:00 PM||Keynote – Transportation Transformation – Industry Perspective|
What watershed events have happened, are happening or need to happen for hydrogen to be a key solution in the electrification of heavy duty freight and bus transportation?
|2:30 PM||Diesel Free by 2033 – Hydrogen in Freight and Heavy Duty Truck Developments|
Elimination of diesel emissions presents a huge opportunity to improve air quality in California and around the world,. Multiple vehicle manufacturers have invested in the development of zero-emission fuel cell electric trucks to replace diesel trucks.
Moderator: Damian Breen, Deputy Pollution Control Officer, BAAQMD
|3:30 PM||Networking Break|
|4:00 PM||Going to Zero in Transit and Rail|
California is mandating the transition to zero emission transit buses through CARB’s Innovative Clean Transit Regulation. Hydrogen offers a 1:1 replacement for diesel buses and is showing potential in rail as well.
Moderator: Lauren Skiver, President & CEO, SunLine Transit Agency
|5:00 PM||Hydrogen Beyond California: International Updates|
Other countries have their own hydrogen initiatives which provide important context for California and U.S. activities.
|5:30 PM||Member Updates (3 Min Each)|
|6:00 – 8:00 PM||CHBC Reception|
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit Day 2
|7:30 AM||Light Breakfast and Networking|
|8:00 AM||Keynote – The Global Renaissance of Hydrogen|
The Hydrogen Council has set a goal of using 100% carbon free hydrogen for transportation by 2030.
|8:30 AM|| Legislative Needs in 2019|
California is making enormous investments to electrify its energy and transportation sectors. The hydrogen industry will need to work with the legislative and regulatory bodies to achieve hydrogen’s appropriate role among the alternative energy options.
Moderator: V. John White, Executive Director, CEERT
|9:30 AM||Converting Natural Gas Infrastructure to Hydrogen – The H21 North of England Project|
Equinor is working with a variety of stakeholders in the North of England to demonstrate a design of converting the natural gas system for hydrogen applications, underscoring the need to utilize existing infrastructure for the energy technologies of the future.
|9:45 AM||The Future of the Natural Gas System in California – The Role of Renewable Gas |
California is moving away from natural gas as an energy resource to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. However, utilizing existing natural gas infrastructure with future technology will reduce the investment needs investment and reduce costs.
Moderator: Steve Jones, Managing Director, ITM Power
|10:30 AM||Networking Break|
|11:00 AM||Environmental Justice and the Role of Hydrogen|
California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund recognizes the importance of solving environmental issues for the Disadvantaged Communities surrounding industrial centers. Therefore, the environmental justice community holds enormous clout in the fight against climate change in California. The hydrogen and fuel cell industry is working with environmental justice groups to recognize hydrogen as an important zero emission technology option.
Moderator: Mark Abramowitz, President, Community Environmental Services
|11:45 AM|| The Path to Expanding Hydrogen Infrastructure |
AB 8 created the funding mechanism for light duty hydrogen fueling stations. The station network will need to expand beyond light duty cars to enable deployment of medium and heavy duty vehicles and bring a deep reduction in GHG emissions in the transportation sector.
Moderator: Steve Ellis, Manager, Fuel Cell Vehicle Marketing, Honda
|12:30 PM||Award Presentation and Keynote |
Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) receives the CHBC Public Leadership Award as the 2018 CHBC Hydrogen Champion. He will provide his views of the challenges and opportunities in reaching sustainable hydrogen fueling for all Californians.
Introduction and Award Presentation by Steve Ellis, Manager, Fuel Cell Vehicle Marketing, Honda and Member of CHBC Board of Directors
|2:00 PM||Mapping the Trajectory of the Hydrogen Industry|
Each year, there are new studies being conducted to provide analytical perspectives on where we should be headed for clean energy use. So we made one panel to talk about them.
|2:45 PM||New Applications for Hydrogen|
The use of hydrogen and fuel cells is being explored for new applications including aviation, Unmanned Areal Vehicles (UAV), and by the military.
Moderator: Steve Szymanski, Director of Business Development, Projects and Government, Nel Hydrogen
|3:15 PM||Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Ships and Ports|
Reducing emissions from the port and maritime sectors will provide enormous health benefits and air quality improvement for workers and the communities in close proximity. Hydrogen and fuel cells provide solutions throughout port operations.
Moderator: Cory Shumaker, Development Specialist, California Hydrogen Business Council
|4:15 PM||Supply Chain – Developments and Challenges to Bring Down Cost|
We often focus on the major technologies of fuel cells, hydrogen production and vehicles without realizing the supply chain necessary for ensuring manufacturing of these technologies in California. Creating competition in the hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain will have a significant impact on reducing costs and enabling deployment.
Moderator: Risei Goto, Director, Business Development, Sumitomo Corporation
|5:15 PM||Actionable Conclusions from the 2018 Summit |
For program-related questions contact Peter Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.