The Chair in Energy Sector Management at HEC Montréal and CPCS are carrying out, in collaboration with the Government of Québec a technoeconomic study comparing Class 8 technologies to decarbonize long-haul trucking, with a focus on the Autoroute 20 and Highway 401 corridor between Québec City and Windsor. The workshop aims to explore and validate with experts from industry, government, academic and professional both the larger decarbonization context and the important parameters to consider in the analysis.

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SCOPING CONFERENCE | APRIL 25, 8:30 am – 12:45 pm

Opening remarks

  • Johanne Whitmore, Senior Researcher, Chair in Energy Sector Management, HEC Montréal [PDF HEC-CPCS presentation]
  • Nicks Roberts, Senior Consultant – Transportation, CPCS

Part 1. General Overview – State of long-haul freight transportation [View recording]

  • Pierre-Olivier Pineau, Professor, Chair in Energy Sector Management, HEC Montréal [PDF presentation]
  • Michael Roeth, Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency, and Trucking Lead, RMI [PDF presentation]

Government Perspectives — Federal, Quebec and Ontario

  • Jordan Wolfe, Deputy Director, Zero Emission Trucking Program, Transport Canada [PDF presentation]
  • Alain Lemieux, Economist, Québec’s ministère des transports et de la mobilité durable [PDF presentation]
  • Carolyn Kim, Senior Director, Communities & Decarbonization Group, Pembina [PDF presentation]

Part 2. Technoeconomic Overview – Trucks and Infrastructure [View recording]

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell | Rymal Smith, Owner/Partner, Change Energy Services [PDF presentation]
  • Renewable Natural Gas Trucks | Francisco Doyon, Advisor development of natural gas for vehicle, Énergir [PDF presentation]
  • Overhead Conductive Transmission with dynamic charging | David Cebon, Professor of mechanical engineer and Director of Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, University of Cambridge [PDF presentation]
  • Battery Electric Trucks | Charles Trudel, Technological Application Group Manager, Innovative Vehicle Institute [PDF presentation]

Part 3. International Perspectives and Lessons [View recording]

  • Matteo Craglia, Transport Analyst & Modeller, OECD – International Transport Forum [PDF presentation]
  • Maja Piecyk, Professor of logistics, University of Westminster [PDF presentation]
  • Georgiana Vani, Sessional instructor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research associate with the Cross-Border Institute, University of Windsor [PDF presentation]
  • Arthur Yip, Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory [PDF presentation]

ROUND TABLES | April 26-27