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.

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