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Building Hydrogen Corridors in the Pacific West for a Carbon Neutral Future

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Session 1 – Thursday, December 2, 2021 3:00-5:10pm (Pacific Time) Session 2 – Monday, December 6, 2021 3:00-5:50pm (Pacific Time)

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【About the Event /イベント概要】

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan and The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) are hosting this two-part online event covering how Pacific West states and provinces are approaching hydrogen in their clean energy policies and how the Japanese industry is partnering with the local sector on building the transportation and power infrastructure for a hydrogen economy.

新エネルギー・産業技術総合開発機構(NEDO)と日本貿易振興機構(JETRO)は、オンラインイベントを2部構成にて開催します。1部では、北米太平洋地域各州が、クリーンエネルギー政策を進める中で、水素の活用にどのように取り組んでいるかについて、2部では、水素社会のための交通・電力インフラの構築に向けて、日本の産業界がどのように地元セクターと連携して進めているかについてお話しします。

【Key Objectives / 主な目的】

  • To learn about what governments in the Pacific West are doing to plan for and support the transition to a zero-carbon energy economy.
  • To better understand the versatility of hydrogen as a transportation fuel and utility power source.
  • To highlight case studies of commercially viable hydrogen projects.
  • To share information on market trends and business opportunities related to hydrogen in the Pacific West states and Japan.
  • To provide an opportunity for networking between businesses, industry groups, and governments on both sides of the Pacific.
  • ゼロカーボン・エネルギー経済への移行を計画・支援するために、北米太平洋地域の各州政府がどのような取り組みを行っているかを学ぶ。
  • 輸送用燃料や商用電源としての水素の汎用性について理解を深める。
  • 商業的観点から実現可能な水素プロジェクトのケーススタディを紹介する。
  • 北米太平洋地域の各州及び、日本における水素関連の市場動向やビジネスチャンスに関する情報を共有する。
  • 太平洋を挟んだ両地域の企業、業界団体、政府間のネットワーク構築の機会を提供する。

【Precautions for Participation / ご参加にあたっての注意事項】

  • Both sessions will provide simultaneous interpretation (from English to Japanese only)
  • We will take questions in advance through our registration form. Please write the questions in English and indicate to whom (Panelist) you would like to ask the question(s) to. Please note that we may not be able to answer all questions.
  • 両日ともに同時通訳あり(英語→日本語のみ)
  • 事前質問をお受けします。ご登録フォームから、質問者をしていただきつつ、英語にて記述をお願いいたします。なお、全ての質問に回答できかねますことをご了承くださいませ。

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3:00 pm: Session 1 - Opening remarks

3:10 pm: Greetings

3:40 pm: Keynote Speeches

- Hydrogen as multi-use clean energy resource, including a market and jobs forecast

Dr. Jimmy Chen | Managing Director, Stanford Energy Corporate Affiliates (SECA) – Stanford University Precourt Institute for Energy

- Federal Policy for Developing Hydrogen Resources in the United States

Elizabeth Urbanas | Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas, U.S. Department of Energy

- Japanese policies on hydrogen toward carbon neutrality

Tadashi Mogi | Director-General, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Dept., Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

4:10 pm: Panel Discussion A | State Strategies

State and provincial representatives will present information from their regions about clean energy policy that involve hydrogen and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the expansion of this resource. The panel will include a 30-minute discussion and audience Q&A time.

各州の代表者が、水素を含むクリーンエネルギー政策の情報を紹介し、水素利用の拡大における課題と機会について議論します。30分のディスカッションの後、視聴者からの質疑応答を行います。

< Panelists >

Panel Moderator:

Dr. Aaron Feaver | Director, Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials at Washington State University

5:08 pm: Session 1 - Closing Remarks


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3:00 pm: Session 2 - Opening Remarks and Greetings

Introduction of the Alliance’s activities and how it supports the clean tech sector in the U.S. and Canada, especially for the hydrogen ecosystem.

CleanTech Allianceの活動内容と、米国とカナダにおけるクリーンテック分野、特に水素エコシステムをどのように支援しているかを紹介します

Mel Clark | President and CEO, CleanTech Alliance

3:10 pm: Panel Discussion B | Expanding FCVs and Fuel Cells

Fuel cell vehicle and fuel cell supply-side and user-side entities will discuss their experiences with hydrogen-powered vehicles, including about the advantages and the essentials for developing a fleet in a commercially viable way. The panel will include a 30-minute discussion and audience Q&A time.

燃料電池自動車/燃料電池のサプライヤー企業とユーザー企業が、水素自動車の利点や商業的に実現可能な方法で車両を開発するための要点などについて、それぞれの経験を語ります。30分間のディスカッション後に、視聴者からの質疑応答を行います。

< Panelists >

  • Kohei Masaki | Hydrogen Strategy Consultant, Electrified Vehicle Technology Office, Toyota Motor North America
  • Philippe Gerretsen | Director, Customer Fueling Solutions, Nikola
  • Matthew Arms | Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach
  • Rhae Adams | Chief Operating Officer, First Mode

Panel Moderator:

Dr. Joseph Williams | Seattle Director for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4:10 pm: Panel Discussion C | Expanding Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Panelists will share information about efforts by businesses, industry groups, and governments in the Pacific West and in Japan to lower capital construction and operation costs of hydrogen fueling stations. This panel will clarify some of the problems and practical solutions for supporting the expansion of these facilities, will include a 30-minute discussion and audience Q&A time.

水素ステーションの建設・運営コストを削減するために、北米太平洋地域と日本における企業、業界団体、政府が行っている取り組みを共有します。パネルディスカッションでは、これらの施設拡大を支援するための課題点と解決策について、30分間のディスカッションの後に、視聴者からの質疑応答を行います。

< Panelists >

Panel Moderator:

Bill Elrick | Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership

5:10 pm: Panel Discussion D | Enhancing Grid Reliability with Hydrogen

The final panel will address the challenges of and prospects for deploying fuel cells and hydrogen power generation to enhance electrical grid reliability. Panelists will also discuss domestic, regional, and international supply chain issues; a 20-minute discussion and audience Q&A time will be included.

電力網の信頼性を高めるため、燃料電池や水素発電を導入する際の課題と展望について、パネルディスカッションを行います。またパネリストは、国内、地域、国際的なサプライチェーンの問題についても触れ、20分間のディスカッション後に、視聴者からの質疑応答を行います。

< Panelists >

  • Dexter Gauntlett | Head of Smart City Utility Advisory, Panasonic North America
  • Peter Sawicki | Regional Director, Sales and Marketing, Mitsubishi Power Americas
  • Martin Adams | General Manager and Chief Engineer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Panel Moderator:

Janice Lin | Founder & President, Green Hydrogen Coalition

5:48 pm: Session 2 - Closing Remarks

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Organizer NEDO and JETRO

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NEDO, or New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, is a Japanese national research and development agency that creates innovation by promoting technological development necessary for the realization of a sustainable society.

JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.

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