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Events - 02.06.2023

Fueling the Future: Hydrogen & Carbon Management

Exterior view of warehouse 57 of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

02.06.2023 (Mon.)


03:30 PM – 08:00 PM (PST)


2451 Signal Street, San Pedro, CA 90731




Password | FUELCELL2023

Both Japan and the state of California have long been seen as world leaders on the issue of addressing climate change and other environmental challenges, with an array of innovations in decarbonization and the development of clean energy from the private as well as public sectors. Locally in Los Angeles, UCLA’s Institute for Carbon Management and the AltaSea incubator for the “blue economy” play a special role as a hub for research and development, and have forged deep partnerships with leading Japanese companies and the non-profit Japan Hydrogen Forum.

On February 6, the AltaSea campus hosted a special event celebrating its soon-to-launch DriveH2 Hydrogen Education Center, featuring a series of expert seminars on carbon capture and hydrogen energy, a groundbreaking ceremony with a “sneak preview” of the new venue and upcoming activities, Japanese food and drinks, and more. In collaboration with JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, UCLA, and Energy Independence Now, AltaSea welcomed climate experts and the general public alike to experience a new hub for research and innovation.

During the seminar, the first panel discussion featured guest speakers from Japan as well as UCLA presenting on new solutions for carbon capture, including UCLA’s groundbreaking research on efficient carbon capture directly from seawater. The second panel delved into the creation of a viable hydrogen energy sector, with a focus on activities of the Japan Hydrogen Forum, such as a pilot project for the decarbonization of the port of Los Angeles through use of hydrogen energy, as well as other dynamic initiatives by UCLA scholars and other US and global industry leaders.

Panel 1 | Carbon Management

Video provided by EIN

Panel 2 | Hydrogen Energy

Video provided by EIN

*To watch the video in full screen, please click on the image above, then click on the YouTube icon on the lower right-hand corner. 

After the two panel discussions concluded, guests were invited to join a VIP reception and networking event to make new contacts, view interactive displays with more information, and explore opportunities for further collaboration.

Program Schedule

  • 3:30 PM | Guest Arrival & Networking
  • 4:00 PM | Welcoming Remarks
  • 4:15 PM | “Carbon Capture/Decarbonization” Panel Discussion
  • 5:15 PM | “Hydrogen Energy” Panel Discussion
  • 6:15 PM | Curated Tour of Displays
  • 6:30 PM | Reception & Networking (ends at 8:00 PM)


Presented by
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Supported by
Alta Sea
Energy Independence Now

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