Small Fast Multi-Use Hydrogen Fuel Cell Harbor Craft

Summary

SCH Number
2021030678
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Small Fast Multi-Use Hydrogen Fuel Cell Harbor Craft
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/30/2021

Document Description
The purpose of this agreement is to develop a compact marine hydrogen fuel cell powertrain to power a small multi-use passenger/patrol vessel. A portable refueling method will be developed to enable the vessel to be fueled with hydrogen sourced from existing retail stations, avoiding the need for siting shoreside infrastructure. The completed vessel will be demonstrated over a six-month demonstration shared between the Port of San Francisco and Port of Long Beach. Research and development for the hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and portable refueling method will take place in existing laboratory settings. The hydrogen fuel cell-powered vessel and portable refueling method will be developed in compliance with U.S Department of Transportation and Coast Guard requirements. This agreement is intended to lead to ratepayer benefits including lower capital and hydrogen fuel costs, air quality improvements, and greenhouse gas reductions by displacing diesel and gasoline consumption in the marine sector.

Contact Information
Peter Chen
Mechanical Engineer
Lead/Public Agency
1516 9th St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 766-0743
Peter.Chen@energy.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Long Beach San Francisco
Counties
Los Angeles San Francisco
Regions
Statewide
Cross Streets
Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf
Zip
94133
Other Location Info
450 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach 90802

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, Section 15306, because it focuses primarily on information collection efforts related to the design and development of hydrogen fuel cell powertrains for marine applications. The project involves hydrogen fuel cell stack optimization, vessel integration, and development of a portable fueling method that will be done within existing laboratory environments. Authority cited: Sections 21083 and 21110, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 21108, 21152, and 21152.1, Public Resources Code. Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine, Inc. CEQA Notice of Exemption Page 2 of 2 PIR-20-003 The project includes demonstration activities at the Port of San Francisco and Port of Long Beach. The hydrogen fuel cell-powered vessel and portable refueler will meet U.S. Department of Transportation and Coast Guard safety standards to mitigate risks. Project activities will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
CEQA-PIR-20-003 GGZEM Chen   PDF 194 K

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