Transitioning Transportation to Net-Zero Emissions:
A case study for heavy duty road freight in Alberta
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Carolina Calderon, Director of Policy, Planning, and External Relations, PrairiesCan
Dr. David Layzell, Energy Systems Architect, The Transition Accelerator
Dr. Alex de Barros, Professor, University of Calgary
Zach Redick, University of Calgary
In Canada, the combustion of transportation fuels (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and fuel oil) accounts for about 28% of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To meet Canada’s net-zero commitments, these fuels — and potentially the vehicles they serve — will need to be replaced with zero-emission energy carriers and vehicles, with significant implications for oil-producing Alberta.
Following from Dr. David Layzell’s Hydrogen 101 webinar in March, this presentation begins with a high-level assessment of the net-zero solutions for Canada’s transportation sector, with a focus on the role that hydrogen could play. A case study follows for the transition to net-zero of Alberta’s heavy duty road freight sector.
Using the latest independent research and analysis, Dr. David Layzell provides a solid foundation for thinking strategically about hydrogen and its uses—the kind of foundation that's essential to any productive conversation about hydrogen's role in our clean-energy future.