Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Freight Workshop at ACT Expo

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Freight Workshop at ACT Expo

The California Hydrogen Business Council is hosting a half-day workshop in conjunction with the ACT Expo in Long Beach on April 23 as a follow up to the workshop held a year prior. This workshop will cover cargo handling at distribution centers, ports and on-road medium- and heavy-duty goods movement. As operators around the world begin to consider adopting next-generation technologies in their fleets, careful consideration of capabilities and requirements is needed to determine if the technology is suited to application duty-cycles, location and use. Fuel cell electric trucks and equipment are capable of performing the heavy workload of commercial and industrial fleets and offer similar operational logistics to diesel fleets with no tailpipe emissions other than water.

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The CHBC’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Freight Workshop at ACT Expo will present the capabilities of hydrogen and fuel cell equipment to clean transportation stakeholders and fleet operators at the ACT Expo. This workshop will cover:

  • Basics of hydrogen and fuel cells for transportation
  • In-depth analyses of fuel cell vehicles and comparison to diesel and battery electric
  • Hydrogen refueling infrastructure requirements
  • Environmental impacts and considerations
  • Reports from the field

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Hourly Schedule

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
Welcome and Overview
Jeff Serfass, Executive Director, California Hydrogen Business Council
1:05 PM - 1:20 PM
Keynote – The Societal Need for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Dr. Jack Brouwer, Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI
1:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Keynote – The Need for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells - The Port Community Perspective
Jesse Marquez, Executive Director, Coalition for a Safe Environment
1:35 PM - 2:20 PM
One for One: Technology Platform Comparison
Moderator: Alan Mace, Product Development and Market Specialist Ballard Power Systems
Off-road: Al Cioffi, Business Development, Plug Power
On-Road: Tak Yakoo, Senior Executive Engineer, Advanced Fuel Cell group, Toyota Motor North America R&D
2:20 PM - 3:15 PM
OEM Perspective
Moderator: Nico Bouwkamp, Technical Program Manager, California Fuel Cell Partnership
Mark Freymueller, Vice President Commercial Vehicle Eco friendly Business Development, Hyundai
Jesse Schneider, Executive Vice President, Nikola Motor Corp.
3:15 PM - 3:40 PM
Networking Break
3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Reports from the Field: Operator Experiences
Tony Williamson, Director, Compliance & Sustainability, Total Transportation Services Incorporated
4:20 PM - 5:20 PM
Fast Refueling: Hydrogen Infrastructure
Rob Del Core, Managing Director – Hydrogenics USA Inc
Dave Edwards, Director and Advocate for Hydrogen Energy – Air Liquide
Steve Szymanski, Director of Business Development, Projects and Government, Nel Hydrogen
5:20 PM - 5:30 PM
Wrap Up and Action Items
MC: Cory Shumaker, Development Specialist, California Hydrogen Business Council


Apr 23 2019

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Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
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