2019 Forum Program

Port and Freight Decarbonization

Dates: October 28-29, 2019
Location: UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus. UC Berkeley Campus

Monday, October 28, 2019

9:30 - 10:00 am
Registration

10:00 - 10:20 am
Welcome to the Philomathia Forum

10:20 - 10:40 am
Keynote presentation

10:40 - 11:15 am
Presentation: The Maritime Port Role in Carbon Reduction and Climate Resilience

11:15 - 11:45 am
Panel: Research Needs to Expand Markets for Advanced Vehicle, Storage and Hydrogen Technologies

11:45 - 12:30 pm
Panel: Regional Priorities and Investment Opportunities at the Port of Oakland

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Panel: Alternative Fuels for Freight Operations

2:15 - 2:45 pm
Panel:  Strengthening Electric Supply Capacity and Resilience to Achieve Zero Emission Operations at the Port of Oakland

2:45 - 3:15 pm
Afternoon Break

3:15 - 4:00 pm
Panel on research needs and university-industry research consortia

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Networking and Reception

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Dinner


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

9:30 - 12:00 pm 

Working group sessions
Selected Industry leaders, government leaders, academics and NGOs convene in breakout sessions to develop proposed research and action plans to address specific aspects of port and freight decarbonization.

Electric Supply Infrastructure

  • Electrification of trucks and freight handling equipment 

  • Electric supply and charging infrastructure

Alternative Fuels -- Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

  • Low or zero carbon fuels for ships, harbor craft, rail and long-haul trucking

  • Renewable energy supply for port and freight operations

Permitting, Regulatory Incentives and Financial Instruments

  • Low cost finance innovations for carbon-free port infrastructure

  • State regulation and incentives