Norcal Clean Technology Forum & Expo and West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting

By | 2018-10-12



October 11, 2018 (SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Clean Cities Coalition in Sacramento and the East Bay are joining with the U.S. EPA, West Coast Collaborative, CALSTART and the Green Transportation Summit and Expo to produce the NorCal Clean Technology Forum & Expo and West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting. The  conference will run from October 16th through the 18th at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, and will feature the latest in low-emission and zero-emission on- and off-road technologies, community clean air action, funding opportunities, as well as insights from policy and regulatory leaders at the local, state and federal levels.

The 2018 program features a pre-conference workshop on Renewable Fuels, a Hydrogen 101 Tour, 10 breakout sessions, 5 plenary sessions, and one keynote session.

The last day of the event will also feature CALSTART’s “Parade of Low-Emission and Zero-Emission Vehicles”, as well as a Light-duty, Medium-duty, Heavy-duty Ride-and-Drive.

Session Highlights:

Policy Plenary

Wednesday, October 17, 8:30-9:45am
Come learn from leading experts about current and future clean and low carbon fuel policies and related market implications in the West Coast of North America.

Moderator: Dr. Jeremy Martin | Senior Scientist and Fuels Lead, Clean Vehicles, Union of Concerned Scientists

Peter Moulton | Senior Energy Policy Specialist, Washington Department of Commerce
Bill Peters | Clean Fuels Program Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Sam Wade | Branch Chief, Transportation Fuels Branch, California Air Resources Board
Julie Witcover | Assistant Project Scientist, U.C. Davis Institute for Transportation Studies

Technology Innovation Plenary

Wednesday, October 17, 10:15-11:45am
Experts will discuss the latest developments in transportation fuel, drivetrain and autonomous vehicle technology innovation.

Moderator: Michael Coates | Editor & Publisher of Clean Fleet Report and Automotive Editor of Innovation & Tech Today Magazine

Marcus Alexander | Manager, Vehicle Systems Analysis, Electric Power Research Institute Dr. Rasto Brezny | Executive Director, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association Jeffrey Gonder | Mobility, Behavior and Advanced Powertrains Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center Mary Solecki | Partner, AJW, Inc, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition

Lunch Keynote | 3 Revolutions: Automation, Shared Mobility & Electrification

Wednesday, October 17, 12:00-12:45pm

Hear from thought leaders regarding the convergence of vehicle automation, shared mobility and drivetrain electrification.

Moderator: Richard Battersby | Director, East Bay Clean Cities Coalition
Jennifer Gress | Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento
Mollie D’Agostino | Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, Institute of Transportation
Studies at University of California, Davis

Panel Presentation: Supporting Emergency Services with Alternative and Renewable Powered Vehicles

Thursday, October 18, 1:00-2:30pm
David Greenfader | Vice President of Business Development, Envision Solar
Michele Nesbit | VP of Engineering, BoxPower
Gary Dannar | Founder and CEO, DANNAR

Brett Gipe | Chief Commercial Officer, First Priority Green Fleet
Dave Worthington | Fleet Manager, County of Sonoma
Paul Fukumoto | Director, Business Development, Fuel Cell Energy

Event Details:
NorCal Clean Technology Forum & Expo and West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting
Tuesday, October 16 – Thursday, October 18, 2018
McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Ave. McClellan, CA 95652

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The West Coast Collaborative is a voluntary public-private partnership committed to reducing diesel emissions
and advancing clean technologies throughout the western United States. The West Coast Collaborative hosts
regular Partners Meetings, bringing together leaders from federal, state, and local government, the private
sector, academia, and environmental groups committed to reducing diesel emissions and advancing clean air
technologies and practices along the West Coast of North America. More at


Founded in 1994, the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition works to reduce the use of fossil petroleum in the transportation sector by sponsoring educational workshops, alternative fuel demonstrations, vehicle and equipment technology expositions, grant and funding roundtables, and ride-and-drive events.