Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Ports and Shipping Workshop 2018

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Ports and Shipping Workshop 2018

Summary

The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is hosting a two-day workshop to discuss the current hydrogen and fuel cell activities in ports and maritime, hear the needs and challenges from port and maritime customers (port authorities, terminal operators) of California Ports to reduce their emission footprint and meet California state air quality requirements. This workshop will be the follow up to the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Ports Workshop 2017, held at the California Maritime Academy in November and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Ports Briefing, held at Banning’s Landing in Los Angeles last December 2017. At this year’s workshop, there will be updates from last year with presentations from ports authorities, terminal operators, hydrogen and fuel cell technology providers, and State funding agencies. The results will be compiled in a workshop report.

Background

Harbors represent a vital component of U.S. infrastructure, for commerce and defense. Harbors are economic drivers for state jobs and development, entry points for goods used throughout the country, and important bases for the U.S. Navy. They also cause significant local air and greenhouse gas emissions, and the heavy duty truck fleets that move goods from ports to around the region cause problems well beyond the boundaries of the ports.

In California, the environmental footprint of ports is significant, both because of the volume of activity itself and because they tend to be located in areas that already experience heavy automobile and truck traffic, create smog, particulate matter, and ozone pollution. Areas of California suffer environmental conditions that cause breathing and heart-related health problems and health costs.

Hydrogen-fueled fuel cell electric vehicles are expanding in the California light duty vehicle market, and hydrogen fuel cell fork lifts and other products are being commercially purchased by product distribution centers and factories today.  More than ever, it becomes noticeable that there are a variety of hydrogen and fuel cell products and systems, including stationary applications, that provide zero emission energy at the point of use, and “well to wheels” zero emission energy when the hydrogen is produced from renewable sources, everyone’s long term goal.

California programs in different stages of development will have an impact on the transition to hydrogen energy systems, including the Sustainable Freight Action Plan and Clean Air Action Plans. Hydrogen and fuel cell systems will have to meet the economic and performance requirements of the terminal operators to find market acceptance in the ports.

12:15 PMCheck-In & Networking
1:00 PMWelcome and Overview

  • Jeff Serfass, Executive Director – California Hydrogen Business Council
1:10 PMOpening Keynote – Importance of the Role of Hydrogen in Ports & Shipping

  • Chris Cannon, Director of Environmental Management – Port of Los Angeles
1:30 PMKeynote – Current and Future Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities in Shipping

An overview of the current hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration projects scheduled and on-going in shipping around the globe.

  • Laurence Grand-Clément, CEO – PersEE

Followed by Open Discussion

1:55 PMVoice of the Customer: Opportunities and Constraints for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Shipping

Port authorities, shipping and ferry companies will identify the advantages and limitations of hydrogen and fuel cells in their applications.

Moderator: Cory Shumaker, Development Specialist – California Hydrogen Business Council

  • Bruce Applegate, Associate Director of Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support – Scripps Oceanographic Institute, UC San Diego
  • Klaus Vänskä, Global Business Development Manager, Marine Systems – ABB Marine & Ports
  • Captain Joe Burgard, Executive Vice President – Red & White Fleet

Followed by Open Discussion

2:40 PMNetworking Break
3:10 PMKeynote – Safety Regulations, Codes and Standards for Hydrogen in the Shipping Environment

  • Gopal Nair, Station Manager – DNV-GL
3:35 PMHydrogen and Fuel Cell Solutions for Shipping

Hydrogen and fuel cell technology companies will present their products in various stages of development for the shipping environment.

Moderator: Thomas Lamberti, Researcher – University of Genoa, Italy & Chief Executive Officer – H2Boat

  • Dr. Joseph Pratt, CEO & CTO – Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine
  • Alan Mace, Market Manager – Ballard Power Systems
  • Ryan Sookhoo, Director of New Initiatives – Hydrogenics
  • Steve Jones, Managing Director – ITM Power

Followed by Open Discussion

4:50 PMClosing Remarks for the day

  • Jeff Serfass, Executive Director – California Hydrogen Business Council
5:00 PMHappy Hour Networking – Federal Bar

  • 102 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
DAY 2
8:00 AMCheck-In & Breakfast Networking
8:30 AMDay 2 Welcome and Day 1 Recap – Hydrogen in Shipping

  • Jeff Serfass, Executive Director – California Hydrogen Business Council
8:45 AMOpening Keynote – Port of the Future

  • Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning – Port of Long Beach, California
9:00 AMKeynote – International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities in Ports

An overview of the current hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration projects scheduled and on-going in ports around the globe.

  • Cory Shumaker, Development Specialist – California Hydrogen Business Council

Followed by Open Discussion

9:20 AMVoice of the Customer: Opportunities and Constraints for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Port Applications

Port authorities and terminal operators identify the advantages and limitations of hydrogen and fuel cells in their applications.

Moderator: Tim Sasseen, Business Development Manager – Ballard

  • José Andrés Giménez Maldonado,  Energy in Ports and Safety Director – Port of Valencia, Spain
  • Rosie Mercer, Manager Sustainable Business Improvement – Port of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning – Port of Long Beach, California

Followed by Open Discussion

10:30 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AMHydrogen and Fuel Cell Solutions for Ports

Hydrogen and fuel cell technology companies will present their products in various stages of development for the ports environment.

Moderator: Al Cioffi, Business Development – Plug Power

  • Ben Nyland,  President & CEO – Loop Energy
  • Laurence Dunn, Chief Engineer – Hyster-Yale Group

Followed by Open Discussion

11:45 AMKeynote – Commercializing Hydrogen Technology in the Ports

  • Andreas Truckenbrodt, Chair – Loop Energy
12:05 PMPort Community Impact Panel

Community organizations and environmental justice communities discuss the importance of zero emission technologies to their communities

Moderator: Dr. Joe Lyou, President & CEO – Coalition for Clean Air

  • Jesse Marquez, Executive Director – Coalition for a Safe Environment
  • Bahram Fazeli, Director of Research & Policy – Communities for a Better Environment

 

Followed by Open Discussion

12:45 PMLunch
1:45 PMOpportunities and Barriers to Hydrogen Infrastructure in Ports

Companies discuss the different ways hydrogen can be provided to the ports for refueling of multiple applications, with a discussion on the various limitations that need to be addressed.

Moderator: Dwight Zuck, Hydrogen Energy Business Development – Air Liquide

  • Paul Fukumoto, Director Business Development – FuelCell Energy
  • Jonathan Palacios-Avila, CEO – StratosFuel
  • Rob Del Core, Director, Fuel Cell Power Systems Group – Hydrogenics USA

Followed by Open Discussion

2:45 PMGovernment Programs and Funding Opportunities for Hydrogen Projects in Ports and Maritime

An update on the various mechanisms of funding for hydrogen and fuel cell projects from various government funding agencies.Moderator: Emanuel Wagner, Deputy Director –  California Hydrogen Business Council

  • Chris Jenks, Air Pollution Specialist – California Energy Commission
  • Leslie Goodbody, Air Resources Engineer – California Air Resources Board
  • Nichola Kinsinger, General Engineer – Department of Energy

Followed by Open Discussion

3:45 PMFinal Remarks – The Case for Hydrogen in Ports and Maritime

  • Pete Devlin, Program Manager – Department of Energy
4:10 PMOpen Discussion, Outcomes and 2019 Action Items

Moderator: Cory Shumaker,  Development Specialist – California Hydrogen Business Council

4:25 PMHappy Hour Networking onsite
5:00 PMClose Out


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Date

Oct 09 2018 - Oct 10 2018

Cost

Member: $259 (Late/Onsite Rate begins 10/4); Non-Member: $359 (Late/Onsite Rate begins 10/4); Port Staff/Terminal Operators: Free; Government: Free

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Location

Banning's Landing Community Center
100 E Water St, Wilmington, CA 90744
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