Hydrogen and the Green Economy: How Can Hydrogen Help Decarbonize the Grid?
Hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, exists on earth primarily in the form of water but can be produced to provide an effective tool for energy storage and as a type of “zero-emissions fuel”. In this webinar we will take a fresh look at hydrogen as a fuel in the context of decarbonization, its likely path to broad adoption, and whether it can compete with other forms of energy on price and at scale.
The two main pathways for creating hydrogen are:
· Steam Reforming, which uses hydrocarbons as a feedstock to produce “grey hydrogen”, where the carbon byproduct is emitted into the atmosphere, or “blue hydrogen”, in which case the carbon is captured for immediate use or stored.
· Electrolysis, which uses water as a feedstock to produce hydrogen with oxygen as a byproduct, often referred to as “green hydrogen” when the electricity used is derived from renewable energy.
Both processes offer a new source of demand and supply for utilities, developers, energy marketers, and transportation.
During this webinar, you will learn:
· Can hydrogen compete with existing forms of storage and as a method of “cleaning” and “greening” the gas pipeline stream -- and at what scale and cost?
· How energy market participants evaluate the economics of each production pathway.
· What are some of the hydrogen use cases in play today and where they fit into the supply portfolio of the future.
We Welcome Our “Instructors” and their Topics:
Melissa Whitten, Daymark Energy Advisors, Managing Consultant: Moderator
Charlie Myers, President, MA Hydrogen Coalition: Where we’ve been – the foundation for the economics of hydrogen.
Wayne Leighty, MBA, PhD, Hydrogen Business Development Manager, Shell New Energies: Where we are today – what are the current use cases in the U.S. and Europe?
Anthony (Tony) LaRusso, National Grid Ventures, Project Director – US Business Development: Where we’re headed - how will hydrogen increase reliability and serve customers?
Jeffrey McDonald, SP Global Platts, Managing Editor: What will hydrogen fuel cost? How are deals negotiated? Overview of Platts new Hydrogen Price Assessment.
COST: Members ($40) / Government ($40) / Non-Members ($50) / Students & Young Professionals ($30)
REGISTRATION: www.necanews.org. Link to join the webcast will be emailed to registrants by Tuesday, July 28.