Bringing together global government representatives, hydrogen and energy stakeholders, service providers, and end-users, the summit hopes to identify opportunities and get insights into the latest projects and policy developments, crucial to the industry’s drive forward in the region.

Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy at the US DOE, said, “I am delighted to invite companies and governments to Washington DC on October 10th and 11th for the Hydrogen Americas Summit which is co-hosted by the US Department of Energy and the Sustainable Energy Council. This is going to be a tremendous opportunity to showcase new policies, new projects, convene decision makers and stakeholders and enthusiasts to help make the Americas a global leader on clean hydrogen.”

Watch her full comment here:

The summit will hear from a range of speakers from governments and industry players, including:

Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Stuart R Young, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Government of Trinidad & Tobago
Sunita Satyapal, Director, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low-Carbon Innovation, Government of British Columbia
Rick Beuttel, Vice-President of Hydrogen Business, Bloom Energy
Michael J. Graff, Chairman & CEO, Air Liquide
Dan Yankowski, President, Linde Gases North America
Sean Strawbridge, CEO, Port of Corpus Christi Authority
Tomeka McLeod, Vice-President Hydrogen, US, bp

Following the recent signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including the $8bn of funding for the development of clean hydrogen hubs, the US has seemingly cemented the key role that hydrogen will play in its energy transition.

Read more: Win for hydrogen in the US – Inflation Reduction Act to become law

Read more: Announcement puts US Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs on the horizon

According to the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), hydrogen projects could generate $140bn per year in revenue, creating 700,000 jobs by 2030, which the US hopes to capitalise on to reinforce its energy leadership and strengthen its economy.

Dr Sunita Satyapal, Director, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, and DOE Hydrogen Programme Coordinator, said, “Now, collaboration and coordination are more critical than ever across government agencies and industry and research labs, academia, all communities to create a competitive and equitable and resilient clean energy economy. And ultimately our success or failure will know no boundaries. So, it’s time for collaboration across sectors and across borders as we look to our neighbours in the Americas.”

H2 View is an officially media partner for the Hydrogen Americas Summit and will be reporting the event highlights online. You can find more information on how to attend, in person, or virtually here.

Summit sponsors who will be presenting, showcasing and looking to establish cross-sector collaborations, include: Air Products, Air Liquide, AP Ventures, Bloom Energy, Port of Rotterdam, LIFTE H2, SMA Sunbelt Energy, Linde, Port of Corpus Christi, bp, ABB, Siemens Energy. Compressed Gas Association, ZeroAvia, BorgWarner, Cummins, SGH2 Energy Global Corporation, Faurecia, CSIRO – DCCEEW and AHRN, Raven, Van Ness Feldman, Bomax, Hyzon, Heraeus Precious Metals and Molecular Products.