About this event

On November 30, the NW Alliance for Clean Transportation, the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance, and BYD will co-host a webinar designed to help participants understand when it will make sense for their fleet to convert to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), hydrogen fuel cell technology, or battery-electric technology.

Each of these technologies has its own merits and its own space within the low-carbon, alternative transportation fuel sector. Importantly, we will invite fleet managers to describe challenges faced, and benefits derived, from their respective fuel switches. These fleet managers will also be on hand to answer technical and maintenance-related questions.

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Alex Schay began working with the Northwest Gas Association, in 2018, where he helped launch the NW Alliance for Clean Transportation (NW Alliance). In this capacity, Alex designed & built a multi-faceted calculator that enables fleet managers to quickly evaluate financial and environmental benefits associated with converting fleets from Diesel or gasoline to CNG or RNG. At present, Alex is helping six Northwest fleets (4 transit fleets, and 2 trucking fleets) assess opportunities to transition to CNG/RNG.

Alex has a Masters in International Management from The Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, and he is a regular speaker regarding renewable-energy and GHG-reduction issues at regional conferences and workshops.

Alex may be reached at: (503) 460-9502, or aschay@nwalliance.net. Alternatively, please feel free to visit him online at: www.carbonsolutionsnorthwest.com.

Vincent Pellecchia is Strategic Account Manager for BYD North America, where he leads business development for priority accounts in both intermodal logistics and transit. On the truck side, Vincent leads efforts with rail and marine terminal operators as well as the drayage companies serving the terminals. On the bus side, Vincent is in charge of advancing LA Metro’s fleet electrification plan. More broadly, he supports government relations at BYD. Prior to joining BYD, Vincent worked as the Associate Director and General Counsel for New York-regional transit and urban planning nonprofit was a bankruptcy and commercial litigation attorney in private practice and spent time studying and consulting in Beijing, China. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College and a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. Vincent is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. Contact Vincent at BYD North America, (213) 359-8065, and email: vincent.pellecchia@byd.com.

Roxana Bekemohammadi

Roxana brings unique experience with her as the Executive Director of the Western States Hydrogen Alliance. Roxana received her graduate degree from the National Fuel Cell Research Center and a bachelor’s of science in Chemical Engineering from UCLA. Roxana worked as a graduate researcher on the world’s first demonstration of tri-generation of hydrogen, electricity, and heat from a stationary fuel cell. Roxana then went on to serve as a hydrogen expert at the California Air Resources Board. After leaving the government sector, Roxana advocated for climate resilience, energy efficiency, economic equity, workforce development, and, of course, hydrogen. Her expertise, gained through legislative, state agency and laboratory experience afford her a complete, conception-to-implementation understanding of environmental, energy and transportation related issues.

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