9:10 AM - 9:50 AM
According to research, allowing planned US green hydrogen projects to use existing renewable energy sources could result in 1.5 to five times higher greenhouse gas emissions than from gray hydrogen production. This is because the renewable energy which would have been used by the grid would have to be replaced by new coal and gas fired power that would not otherwise have been generated. With this in mind, how do we ensure that the green hydrogen transition achieves its decarbonization goals?
- Addressing the Renewable Energy Elephant: the green hydrogen economy will require an estimated 850GW of power globally by 2030, how do we scale up to reach this figure?
- Exploring the need for mandates or subsidies to accelerate renewable energy growth, and the government's role in scaling renewables.
- Analyzing the cost dynamics of green hydrogen and the potential for increased renewable energy adoption to drop to as low as $1.40/kg by 2030.
Renewable Hydrogen Alliance
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
- A deep dive into the future of the seven DOE-anointed Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs due to receive $7 billion of federal funding and how they plan to reach their goals for clean hydrogen deployment.
- Exploring the realistic timelines for the completion of those projects to start producing hydrogen, and the implications for areas and hubs that didn't receive the necessary funding.
- Hydrogen Production Tax Credits: Delving into the IRA’s 45V PTC, which awards up to $3/kg of hydrogen produced based on lifecycle greenhouse gas emission intensity.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Seize this exclusive opportunity to spotlight your brand at the forefront of the green hydrogen revolution. As our esteemed Host Sponsor, deliver a keynote address that resonates with industry leaders and shapes the future of sustainable energy. Elevate your brand's impact and lead the conversation.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
- Delving into how the transition from coal to hydrogen might reshape the global steel industry, with an opportunity to eliminate the 9% of global emissions steel is responsible for.
- Highlighting the challenges and advancements in producing green steel at scale, with a need for a 20% increase in electricity production for full steel industry decarbonization.
- Discussing the cost implications of transitioning to hydrogen, with the potential for steel prices to align with conventional methods by 2030 due to decreasing green hydrogen costs.
Program Director for Heavy Industry,
Global Energy Monitor
Lead, H2 Strategy,
12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
- Exploring how production tax credits for green hydrogen can be aligned with the carbon intensity at production, and can bring down the costs of hydrogen projects.
- Analyzing the dynamics of PPAs and RECs in the context of green hydrogen projects, as a method of financing deployment.
- Green hydrogen as a solution for curtailment: Discussing the potential of using excess wind and solar power for green hydrogen production, a strategy that could substantially lower electricity costs.
12:40 PM - 1:05 PM
- Addressing concrete's contribution of 8% to global annual carbon emissions, with a demand equivalent to constructing a city the size of Paris every week for the next 40 years.
- Exploring green hydrogen as potential substitutes in cement production, considering challenges like current burner designs and the industry's gradual roadmap towards hydrogen adoption by 2040.
- Focusing on the sustainability commitments of a major cement producer, their drivers to decarbonise, and their roadmap to net zero.
2:05 PM - 2:50 PM
- Delving into the rationale behind selecting specific electrolyzer technologies, with firsthand accounts from users on their experiences, challenges, and the reasons for their choices.
- Exploring the practical challenges faced during electrolyzer operation, from technical issues to integration with renewable energy sources, and the strategies employed to address them.
- Analyzing the current cost dynamics of electrolyzers, the potential for improved returns with the introduction of hubs and tax credits, and the trajectory of the market in the coming years.
2:50 PM - 3:35 PM
- Addressing the debate on blending hydrogen up to 20% in existing pipelines versus the investment required for dedicated hydrogen pipelines. When is it more cost-effective to build from scratch?
- Exploring the feasibility and extent of retrofitting required to adapt current natural gas infrastructure for hydrogen.
- Delving into the challenges related to permitting, regulations, and standards in the hydrogen sector, with insights into the lengthy bureaucratic processes in the US and their implications for hydrogen pipeline projects.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Hydrogen Development Manager,
Puget Sound Energy
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
- Addressing the barriers to private investment in hydrogen projects, including high initial capital costs, market uncertainty, and technological risks.
- Discussing the role of policy, especially the U.S. hydrogen hubs program, backed by $7 billion, and how that aims to unlock tens of billions in private capital.
- How can North America learn from the mistakes in deploying capital in other markets? From the €130 billion of investment announced in the EU, only a fraction has reached a final investment decision.
HamiltonClark Sustainable Capital
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
- With shipping accounting for 3% of global emissions, this session will be a deep dive into a shipping company's drivers to decarbonise and how hydrogen and other fuel derivatives fit into this plan.
- Evaluating the alternative fuels options, including hydrogen and ammonia, and their relative advantages and challenges as zero-emission options for powering ships.
- Understanding the extent of retrofitting required for infrastructure at ports and on the ships themselves, especially in the context of the U.S. government's commitment to zero emissions by 2050.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for a relaxed evening of networking and celebration at our post-event drinks reception. It's the perfect opportunity to reflect on the day's insights, forge new connections, and discuss the future of green hydrogen. Interested in elevating your brand's presence? This gathering is available for sponsorship, offering a prime platform to showcase your commitment to a sustainable future and status as a green hydrogen leader.
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Join us at our H2Flow afterparty - the ideal evening soireé where the only thing lighter than the mood hydrogen itself. Enjoy a drink and unwind at this evening designed to build bonds even stronger than hydrogen. No excess emissions, just sparkling conversation—fueled by industry experts and, perhaps, a little liquid (hydrogen) cheer. Available to Sponsor