The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. Total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2%, or $41,446,612 in match funding.
The ZANZEFF project—proposed with support from Toyota, Kenworth and Shell—provides a large-scale “shore to store” plan and a hydrogen fuel-cell-electric technology framework for freight facilities to structure operations for future goods movement. This initiative will help reduce emissions by 465 metric tons of greenhouse gases and 0.72 weighted tons of NOx, ROG and PM10. The ZANZEFF project is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.
POLA will develop the project in several phases, ultimately encompassing initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast area, and Merced County. The initial phase is designed to kick-start the leap to a new class of goods movement vehicles, while reducing emissions in designated disadvantaged communities.
Project phases will include:
•Ten new zero-emissions hydrogen fuel-cell-electric Class 8 on-road trucks on the Kenworth T680 platform will be developed through a collaboration between Kenworth and Toyota to move cargo from the Los Angeles ports throughout the Los Angeles basin, as well as ultimately to inland locations. The trucks will be operated by Toyota Logistics Services (four), United Parcel Services (three), Total Transportation Services Inc (two), and Southern Counties Express (one).
•Two new large capacity heavy-duty hydrogen fueling stations will be developed by Shell in Wilmington and Ontario CA. The new stations will join three additional stations at Toyota facilities around Los Angeles to form an integrated, five-station heavy-duty hydrogen fueling network. Together, they will provide multiple sources of hydrogen throughout the region, including more than one ton of 100% renewable hydrogen per day at the heavy-duty station to be operated by Shell, enabling zero-emissions freight transport.
•Expanded use of zero-emissions technology in off-road and warehouse equipment, including the first two zero-emissions yard tractors to be operated at the Port of Hueneme, as well as expanded use of zero-emission forklifts at Toyota’s port warehouse.