In November 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The new legislation features a suite of hydrogen-specific provisions aimed at driving large-scale deployment and investment for the US hydrogen industry.
Included within this is $8bn of funding to create at least four regional hubs to demonstrate the production, processing, delivery, storage and end-use of clean hydrogen. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution, and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
Whilst the US has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific, could now be the time we see the nation take the lead? With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow?
Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
These are exactly the questions H2 View’s North American Hydrogen Summit 2022, which we are hosting in partnership with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), will endeavour to answer as we look at the diversity of what’s popping up across the US.
The event is set to kick off today (July 14) with the welcome networking reception.
Keynote Speech 08:30 – 09:30
Nicolas Pocard, Vice-President of Marketing & Strategic Partnership, Ballard
Session 1 – Hydrogen Hubs: In Action 09:30-11:10
Jenna Peth, Van Ness Feldman
Mayor Rex Parris, City of Lancaster
David Raney, Texas Hydrogen Alliance
Brenor Brophy, Plug Power
Networking Break 11:10 – 11:30
Session 2 – Hydrogen Hubs: Emerging 11:30 – 13:10
Devinder Mahajan, Stony Brook University
James Kenney, New Mexico Environment Department
Adam Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lunch Networking Event 13:10 – 14:10
Session 3 – International Investment 14:10 – 15:10
Hugo Wagner, Airbus Americas Inc.
Alejandro Perellón, Hy24
Networking Break 15:10 – 15:30
Session 4 – Fuelling the Mobility Market 15:30 – 18:00
Michael Hoban, Chevron New Energies
Cory Schumaker, Hyzon Motors
Ryan Sookhoo, Cummins
Wayne Leighty, Shell
Michael Hursh, AC Transit
Jonathan Lewis, Clean Air Task Force
Closing Keynote Speech
Bill Elrick, California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP)
Networking Dinner 19:00 – 22:00
The Networking Dinner will feature a speech from Cody Batemen, CEO of GenH2, headline sponsor of the Summit.
To view a full agenda for the event, click here.