Goods Movement, Heavy Duty Transportation, and Clean Ports Sector Action Group
The Heavy Duty Transportation, Goods Movement, and Clean Ports Sector Action Group advocates for the utilization of hydrogen fuel cell technology in the ports, heavy-duty freight and goods movement sectors. The SAG meets on a monthly basis to discuss state agencies developments, coordinate member-driven actions to advance hydrogen and fuel cells to meet state and agency emission reduction goals, and plan events to educate about the capabilities of hydrogen and fuel cells for applications in this market sector.
The SAG is co-chaired by Gus Bock of Nuvera Fuel Cells and Andreas Truckenbrodt of Loop Energy and supported by Cory Shumaker, CHBC Development specialist.
The SAG has identified the following activities for 2018:
Activity 1: Advocate for funding to go toward Class 7 & 8 ZE trucks by advocating at CARB Board meetings in coordination with other stakeholders, including the Sustainable Freight Action Plan, and developing strategy papers with relevant agencies. Interact with existing initiatives, e.g. electrification of ports programs. Provide input to California ports in the development of their Clean Port Action Plans.
Activity 2: Advocate for funding of additional Class 8 trucks and infrastructure deployment to show scalability.
Activity 3: Advocate for funding for conversion of freight rail to hydrogen. SMAQMD has expressed interest in utilizing fuel cells for rail applications.