CHBC Fall General Meeting: "Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in California - Ready for Prime Time"

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The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) invites industry leaders, investors, customers and operators to a public meeting titled “Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in California – Ready for Prime Time” on October 16, 2012 at the Hyatt Place - Downtown San Jose, California. The meeting is a joint effort of the CHBC, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the California Fuel Cell Partnership and the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative, in partnership with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
CHBC Fall Meeting Introduces Hydrogen and Fuel Cells to Silicon Valley Companies

The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) invites industry leaders, investors, customers and operators to a public meeting titled "Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in California - Ready for Prime Time" on October 16, 2012 at the Hyatt Place in Downtown San Jose, California.

The Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown is located at 282 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA. Discounted room rentals are available, see below.

The meeting is a joint effort of the CHBC, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the California Fuel Cell Partnership, and the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative, in partnership with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
 

 
Purpose of the Meeting

The meeting is dedicated to informing companies in Silicon Valley, investors and other interested parties on the commercially available zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell products and the upcoming developments in this clean energy industry as it applies to their businesses.
 
What attendees will learn

Three key topics will be covered during this day-long meeting:
  • Public and Private Transportation with Hydrogen Fuel Cells
  • Distributed Energy Generation with Silent, Zero-Emission Fuel Cells
  • Materials Handling and Off-road Vehicles  
Attendees will be able to learn from industry leaders what product options may apply to their business to help fulfill their energy and environmental goals and what incentive programs the state of California provides. Networking breaks will ensure that companies can connect directly with attending manufacturers, while several Fuel Cell Vehicles will be available for a test drive.
 
Room Discounts


The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Place in Downtown San Jose. Attendees of the meeting may use the exclusive discount of $169.00 (single/double rooms). Rates include complimentary internet in the guestroom and complimentary "expanded" Continental Breakfast.

To receive a discount, attendees need to call (408) 998 - 0400 or fax (408) 998-6203 the Hotel Room Reservation Department, or call the toll-free number 1-877- 227-6963. Please request the Group rate for California Hydrogen Business Council.

 

Register Today
 
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in this meeting to advance your fuel cell business, expand your fuel cell network and approach new potential users and customers.
 
JMFC Sponsor
Sponsorship
 
Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells, Air Liquide and Ballard Power Systems are Advocacte Sponsors of the meeting.
We welcome interested parties seeking valuable exposure to consider sponsoring the meeting. Different levels are available. Contact Emanuel Wagner at 310-455-6095 x360 (ewagner@californiahydrogen.org).

 

October 16th, 2012 8:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
Hyatt Place, Downtown San Jose
282 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95113
United States
General Industry Attendee $ 125.00
CHBC Member $ 50.00
End User or Silicon Valley Leadership Group Member $ 20.00
Details
Details

Welcome and Keynote

8:30 AM            On-Site Registration opens, Networking

9 AM - 9:30       Live Broadcast of the Department of Energy Webcast "California Fuel Cell Partnership's Roadmap to the Commercialization of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles"

9:30 – 9:45        Welcome
Mark Abramowitz, CHBC President - Moderator

9:45 – 10:15      Initial Remarks
Jack Broadbent, Executive Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
The speaker will provide an overview of the needs for clean energy and clean air in the Bay Area

10:15 – 10:30    Introductions/Overview of the program for the day
Jeff Serfass, Managing Director, CHBC

Session I – Customer Needs

10:30 – 11:00    Silicon Valley Company Perspective
Speakers of Silicon Valley Organizations will provide an overview of their future clean transportation and power generation needs

11:00 – 11:15    Networking Break

Session II – Regulatory Developments

11:15 – 12:00    Regulatory Context
Moderated by the Air Resources Board
This panel will provide an update on three key regulatory developments in California relevant to the fuel cell and hydrogen industry:
   a) Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Rule
   b) Low Carbon Fuel Standard
   c) Cap and Trade Developments

12:00 – 12:30    CHBC Member Updates

Lunch / Networking

12:30 – 1:30      Lunch / Networking

Session III – Hydrogen Transportation

1:30 – 2:30       Public and Private Transportation with Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Moderated by the California Fuel Cell Partnership
Numerous auto makers have announced their plans to commercially introduce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) by or before 2015, and will provide an update on these plans. This will be put in context with California’s hydrogen infrastructure developments.
Speakers – Linde, Honda

2:30 – 2:45       Networking Break

Session IV – Stationary Fuel Cell Markets

2:45 – 3:45       Distributed Energy Generation with Silent, Zero-Emission Fuel Cells
Moderated by the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative
In this panel, fuel cell manufacturers can provides answers to the needs of Silicon Valley companies by showcasing how their stationary fuel cells have helped similar countries in California and around the country, supported by presentations of users of these systems.
Speakers –  Bloom Energy, Ballard Power Systems

3:45 – 4:00       Networking Break

Session V – Materials Handling and Off-road Vehicles

4:00 – 4:45       Fuel Cell Lift Trucks in Operation
Moderated by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
This panel will provide the perspective of users and manufacturers of materials handling equipment
Speakers – PlugPower

4:45 – 5:00       Closing Remarks

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