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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Ports Workshop 2017 October 03, 2017 Meeting


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.


Planned Attendees:

•   Ports Authorities (Local and beyond)

•   Hydrogen Technology Providers

•   Seaport Terminal Operators

•   Trucking Companies

•   Government Funding Agencies (Ports and Freight focused)


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2017 California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit September 25, 2017 Meeting

As a rich networking event, the Summit covers the breadth of hydrogen and fuel cell markets and technologies. Two conference days of presentations and panels go deep into new and current attention-receiving developments and emerging markets. A third day offers a technology tour and workshop. CHBC Member meetings and a Board meeting will serve to drive industry initiatives. This unique range of activities is what continues to grow the scope of the Summit, drawing hundreds of attendees annually.

This Summit is being held at a pivotal time for hydrogen and fuel cells. Fuel cell electric vehicles and buses can be seen in increasing numbers on California roads, and recent announcements on medium and heavy-duty trucks are creating great anticipation. Markets like forklift trucks and backup power for telecommunications continue to grow. Stationary power and energy storage projects are operating and under development. There is unprecedented attention and activity to the use of these technologies to help clean California ports, and yet there are challenges to achieving the desired benefits. 

California’s political leadership is pushing hard to expand the role of renewables and hydrogen can play a vital role. Meanwhile, federal leadership on energy and environmental issues is absent and creates new challenges. Challenges remain in building the necessary hydrogen infrastructure, financing projects, building sustainable supply chains for the manufacture and servicing of equipment, overcoming regulatory and permitting barriers for energy storage and hydrogen fueling, and educating policy makers, staff and the public.

These topics and more will be covered during the Summit, and we encourage you to attend, connect with business and government leaders from around the country, and share the vision of how this industry can address state environmental, energy and business goals and revolutionize our state's portfolio of energy solutions.

Last year’s Summit was the largest to date, with more than 200 attendees and 90 organizations participating, from agencies, universities, and businesses in California, around the country and internationally. Agenda, hotel and more information at www.californiahydrogensummit.com


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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus Workshop September 27, 2017 Meeting

The CHBC will host a half-day Fuel Cell Bus Workshop on September 27, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM following the CHBC Summit September 25-26 at the CalEPA headquarters in Sacramento, CA. The workshop will feature two segments, the first focusing on educating government stakeholders and transit agencies on the deployment status of the industry, system performance, and fueling options. The second segment will host a discussion among OEMs and technology providers on remaining challenges and adoption barriers (awareness, total cost of ownership and hydrogen infrastructure), engaging policy and regulatory agents such as the ARB, CEC, and Governor’s office.

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ACORE Finance West October 12, 2017 Non-CHBC Event

Where: The Bentley Reserve, San Francisco

When: October 12, 2017

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ACORE Finance West convenes a select group of prominent renewable energy executives, investors, corporate purchasers, and other top transactional professionals to assess recent developments, increase deal flow and maximize opportunities for financing and development of renewable energy in the Western U.S.

ACORE Finance West is hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), a nonprofit group with hundreds of organizational members from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies and a producer of REFF-Wall Street, the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S.

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