HyZET: A Design and Feasibility Study of a Fuel Cell-Powered Commercial Harbor Craft


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
HyZET: A Design and Feasibility Study of a Fuel Cell-Powered Commercial Harbor Craft
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this agreement is to develop an actionable hydrogen fuel cell-powered tugboat design that will be ready for construction and implementation at the Port of Los Angeles. The vessel design and feasibility study will address challenges related to using liquid hydrogen to power the tugboat, including how liquid hydrogen can be produced and delivered to the port. Research, design, and modeling work for this project will take place in existing office settings. This agreement is intended to lead to ratepayer benefits including air quality improvements, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and lower hydrogen costs to enable decarbonization of multiple sectors by developing a pathway to use hydrogen fuel cells in a megawatt-scale harbor craft application.

Contact Information

Peter Chen
Agency Name
Mechanical Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
48 S Chester Ave

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves research, design, and modeling work that will result in a paper study only. The activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA.


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