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 – 12:30 pm

Opening remarks

  • Johanne Whitmore, Senior Researcher, Chair in Energy Sector Management, HEC Montréal
  • Nicks Roberts, Senior Consultant – Transportation, CPCS

Part 1. General Overview – State of long-haul freight transportation

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

Government Perspectives — Federal, Quebec and Ontario


Part 2. Technoeconomic Overview – Trucks and Infrastructure

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell TBA
  • Renewable Natural Gas TBA
  • Overhead Conductive Transmission with dynamic charging
  • Battery Electric TBA

Part 3. International Perspectives and Lessons


ROUND TABLES | April 26-27