Don’t get left behind in the hydrogen revolution.

Experience the one event that brings power generation and chemical process management together to collaborate and learn about the fast-paced advances being made toward a hydrogen economy.

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Drawing on resources from both the chemical process and energy industries, HydrogeNext covers the full value chain from hydrogen production to distribution and end-use.

Matthew Grant, Vice President & Publisher of POWER and Chemical Engineering

HydrogeNext’s program will cover key topics vital to power generation and chemical process industry professionals including the future of hydrogen in energy, key projects/case studies, and lessons learned, as well as the latest news and updates on electrolyzer technologies, infrastructure issues, handling & storage, carbon capture, combustion turbine developments, fuel cells, and safety.

Agenda

Monday, October 18

Roundtable Moderator
Paul Browning
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc.

Tuesday, October 19

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Moderator/Chair
Noah Meeks
Sr Research Engineer
Southern Company
Panelist
Lincoln Bleveans
Executive Director, Sustainability & Energy Management, Energy Operations
Stanford University
Panelist
Dr. Uuganbayar Otgonbaatar, Invited
Corporate Strategy Manager
Exelon Generation LLC
Panelist
Andrew Hegewald, Invited
Gas Business Development Manager
Dominion Energy, Inc.
Panelist
Steve Johnston, Invited
Advanced Clean Technology Innovation Manager
Sempra US Gas and Power
Panelist
John Rohde
Chief Operating Officer at ENGIE Services US & Canada
ENGIE
There has been on-again, off-again interest in hydrogen as an energy resource for decades. However, with countries around the world aiming to decarbonize their power supplies, more focused attention will likely be placed on hydrogen going forward. Therefore, the next significant step in the energy transition may revolve around the hydrogen economy. In the end, it will come down to cost. The key to expanding the hydrogen economy is developing a supply chain that can produce green hydrogen at a price customers are willing to pay. This session will provide an overview of the hydrogen economy and how it could evolve.
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Equipment manufacturers are in a race to enhance gas turbine technology. Not only are they working to improve gas turbine efficiency, but they are also trying to expand fuel flexibility including the capability to operate heavy-duty gas turbines on 100% hydrogen. Some experts believe combustion technology improvements will achieve this breakthrough by 2025. In this session, presentations will touch on the latest advancements in gas turbine technology and explain the path forward. Attendees will also learn about some of the side effects that combusting 100% hydrogen could have on complementary plant equipment including heat recovery steam generators at combined cycle facilities.

Wednesday, October 20

Speaker
Stephen Szymanski
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Nel Hydrogen
Panelist
Marc Nichols
Senior Director, New Reactors
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
This session will explore the different ways to produce Hydrogen from water. Attendees will learn about the different technologies, as well as latest technological developments, such as in membranes, catalysts and downstream processing.
Hydrogen produced from natural gas via traditional means -- such as steam-methane reforming or autothermal reforming -- can still provide a clean source of fuel ("blue" hydrogen) when the carbon emissions are captured and stored. This session will discuss the various industrial carbon-capture techniques and how "blue" hydrogen can present a cost-effective solution in many applications and serve as a bridge to a fully "green" hydrogen economy.
Speaker
Yun Wang
UC Irvine
The technology used in modern hydrogen fuel cells is not new--NASA used fuel cells for its manned space missions in the 1960s--but fuel cells have evolved. Advancements have led to longer-lasting, better-performing, more-efficient, and larger-scale fuel cell systems. Fuel cells are already being used in cars and buses, and fuel cell-based power plants with capacities as high as 50 MW have also been commissioned. This session will dive into the technology, explain where the market stands today, and help attendees better understand the role fuel cells could play in decarbonizing the world.

Thursday, October 21

Speaker
Kimberly Okafor
Strategic Business Development Manager/Trillium
Loves Travel Stops
Hydrogen's unique qualities mean that it can present logistical and safety challenges that must be overcome to reach widespread adoption in the energy sector. This session will explore ways the industry can address such challenges, including metal embrittlement, flammability and leakage.

Electricity Provider Conference Pass

Electricity providers and employees of generating or transmission companies. Employees of companies that generate power, including power plants, government-run utilities, entities that have on-site power generation facilities such as chemical process plants, campuses, universities, hospitals, private enterprises, commercial facilities, industrial facilities, etc. Power systems must have a rated capacity of 100 kW or greater for owners/operators to qualify as electricity providers. Vendors should select the “Standard” category below.

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Employees in the Chemical Process Industry, including mining, oil, gas, commodity chemicals, inorganic/organic chemicals, plastics materials & synthetic resins, soaps, surfactants, detergents, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paints, coatings & allied products, petrochemicals, refining, fertilizers, adhesives, sealants, rubber, catalysts, solvents, dyestuffs, industrial gases, other fine/specialty chemicals, biotechnology, wood, pulp & paper, food & beverages, stone, clay, glass, ceramics, metals, etc. Industry Suppliers/Vendors should select the "Standard" category below.

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Industry Suppliers/Vendors should select this category.

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