May 22 + 23, 2019
Vancouver, Canada

Workshops

The f-cell+HFC consists of several elements such as plenary sessions, sessions, workshops and topic tables.

Port of Vancouver

A special highlight is the workshop of CHBC and CHFCA:

CHBC & CHFCA Ports Workshop

May 21, 2019, 13:00 – 17:00

The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) and Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) will host a half-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 of ports in the Northwest to reduce their emission footprint. The workshop will have presentations from port authorities, terminal operators, trucking companies, and hydrogen and fuel cell technology providers.

Agenda

Transitioning to Fuel Cell Electric Buses

May, 23, 13:00–16:30, Parksville

Zero-emission buses are critical for the future of public transit. A Fuel Cell Electric Bus – “the other electric bus” – is a true no-compromise replacement for conventional buses. They are proven to provide a range of up to 300 miles and full route flexibility, can be refueled in about 10 minutes and have proven their durability with stack lifetimes of over 30,000 hours. The half-day workshop will describe the status of technology, vehicles, fuel supply and fueling infrastructure and provide insights from existing FCEB deployments, operators and end-users in Canada, California and Europe.

Agenda

PW - CHBC & CHFCA Ports Workshop

May 21, 13:00–17:00, Junior Ballroom CD

Session Chair: Cory Shumaker

California Hydrogen Business Council, United States of America

13:00–13:30
Check-In & Networking

13:30–13:40
Welcome

Jeff Serfass
California Hydrogen Business Council, United States of America

13:40–14:40
Hydrogen and fuel cell solutions for ports

Jorden Kemper
Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine, United States of America
Nicolas Pocard
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada
Gus Block
Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, United States of America
Ben Nyland
Loop Energy, Canada
Ryan Sookhoo
Hydrogenics Canada, Canada

14:40–15:00
Keynote - Hydrogen fueling possibilites for ports

Steve Syzmaski
Nel Hydrogen, Norway

15:00–15:30
Coffee Break Ports Workshop

15:30–16:30
Voice of the customer: Opportunities and constraints for hydrogen and fuel cells in ports

Christine Rigby
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada
Dave Earle
BC Trucking Association, Canada
Graham VanderSchelden
The Northwest Seaport Alliance, United States of America
Sabina Russell
Zen Energy Solutions, Canada
Aaron Montgomery
GCT Vanterm, Canada

16:30–16:50
Importance of the role of hydrogen in ports and maritime

Sunita Satyapal
U.S. Department of Energy, United States of America

16:50–17:00
Closing remarks

Cory Shumaker
California Hydrogen Business Council, United States of America

BW - Transitioning to Fuel Cell Electric Buses

May 23, 13:00–16:30, Parksville

Session Chair: Jaimie Levin

CTE Center for Transportation & the Environment, United States of America

13:00–13:20
Setting the framework for Canada

Josipa Petrunic
CUTRIC-CRITUC, Canada

13:20–13:40
Lessons from California

Bill Elrick
California Fuel Cell Partnership, United States of America

13:45–14:30
Vehicles and technology

What is the state of the technology (TRL) and what can the industry expect in cost reduction with volume production?
Nicolas Pocard
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada
Erin Cooke
New Flyer of America Inc., United States of America

14:30–14:50
Coffee Break

14:50–15:30
Fuel supply and fueling infrastructure

PARSE: The challenges of infrastructure. P for Price; A for Area Footprint; R for Renewable and Resiliency; S for Speed of fueling (throughput); and E for Entry-Level, startup challenges.
Michel Archambault
Hydrogenics, Canada
Arnab Chatterjee
Shell, United States of America

15:30–16:10
Transit agencies/End-users

Why Fuel Cells? What are the lessons learned, Best Practices? How to start small and get big.
Martin West
Zero-Emission Buses, Transport for London (TfL), United Kingdom
Kirt Conrad
SARTA - Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, United States of America

16:10–16:30
Summary and discussion

Jaimie Levin
CTE Center for Transportation & the Environment, United States of America
Parvathy Pillai
CUTRIC-CRITUC, Canada