Kat Janowicz, MBA, C.E.M., M.S.M.E., LEED GA
Track N | Energy Management Around the Globe
Every day, around the world, countless innovators are developing transformative technologies to solve global challenges or just simplify our daily lives. In this ocean of activity and data, they must be extremely creative and resourceful to be heard. One of the proven strategies is creating focused and meaningful collaboration. Example Project: CAAP, TAP, and developing innovative ways of seeking funds related to the technology advancement and deployment. The Port’s Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) is a roadmap to help San Pedro Bay region reduce emissions from port-related activity. The main CAAP goals are to improve freight system efficiency; transition to zero-emissions technologies; and to address economic competitiveness. To support the goal of zero-emissions goods movement, the Ports must develop strategies that include clean vehicles and equipment, sustainable infrastructure, freight efficiency, and energy planning. The proposed bold strategies require ongoing cooperation from the Ports, regulatory agencies, and industry partners. The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles jointly fund and manage the Technology Advancement Program (TAP), a CAAP initiative, to support development and demonstration of promising technologies in the port environment. This presentation shows examples of successful strategic partnerships created by our team in alignment with the CAAP. Our specific activities include: - Research new technologies that help the Ports meet CAAP goals; - Ensure that the companies and technologies are appropriate for TAP consideration; - Find partners to employ these technologies; - Pursue grants from various sources; - Assist in writing TAP grants; and - Engage in outreach activities to bring awareness of CAAP/TAP activities and programs to the broader community. Formed nearly 10 years ago, TAP has advanced cutting-edge technology in use today, such as pollution capture systems for ships at berth and hybrid-electric rubber-tired gantry cranes.
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