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Exploring International Hydrogen Drivers & Developments

14 March at 11am-1pm EST / 4-6 pm GMT

Sponsored by

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EVENT AGENDA

The second event in Environment Analyst’s online series will provide a thought provoking, collaborative and solution-focused discussion on the impact of global hydrogen policy developments and private initiatives on cross border investment into Hydrogen, and its development as a critical contributor in the future energy mix.

 

Get insights from the international hydrogen ecosystem, including policy makers in the US, UK and globally alongside key industry figures, organisations and projects.

4-4:05pm GMT

Opening Comments from the Chair

  • Brian McCarthy, National Hydrogen Leader, WSP

4:05 -5pm GMT

Policy Panel: Assessing International Investment Drivers through Public Policy Initiatives

  • Examining recent international policy developments and their impact on hydrogen investment and development

  • Reviewing the need for clear public regulatory frameworks, standards, certification schemes and methodologies for a common global benchmark to facilitate cross border value chains

  • Creating certainty and mitigating risk to incentivise sustained investment and activate private financing

  • Discussing public sector support to drive the hydrogen market

    • Developing guarantees and risk management initiatives to improve bankability

    • Prioritising sectors to support early transformation to pull demand

    • Tackling permitting issue, pricing and supply chain readiness

    • Initiatives to increase near term demand and transition to Green hydrogen in the long term

  • Examining collaborative initiatives and partnerships to successfully scale hydrogen capacity through effective tenders, capacity building and project development 

 

Panelists:

 

  • Rebecca Masermule, Chair, IPHE (International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy) and Chief Science & Technology Representative, Department of Science and Innovation, Republic of South Africa

  • Roxana Bekemohammadi, Founder & Executive Director, US Hydrogen Alliance

  • Dr Bill Tumas, Associate Laboratory Director, Materials and Chemical Science and Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

5-5:30pm GMT

Case Study: Hydrogen Projects in practice

  • Insight into key obstacles and opportunities at each stage of the project

  • Proving commercial feasibility and viability

  • Securing Finance for each stage of the project

  • Building pivotal partnerships for success

  • Procurement, implementation and monitoring challenges 

  • Lessons learned to provide future guidance

Panelist:

  • Mark Griffin, Head of Hydrogen, Scottish Power

5:30-6:25pm GMT

Industry Panel Discussion: Industry innovations, challenges and opportunities for Hydrogen

 

  • Addressing the role of international collaboration and public-private dialogue

  • Igniting real progress in practice  following recent global policy developments

  • Reviewing the cost competitiveness of various hydrogen technologies in production, transportation, infrastructure and storage

  • Challenges to establishing and developing an effective ecosystem and supply chain globally 

  • Moving from exploratory projects and studies to larger scale operational projects

  • Ensuring certainty and opportunity to secure investment

Panelists:

  • Joe Seifert, CEO, EET Hydrogen

  • Anne Haase, Renewables Director, Aquaterra Energy

  • David Watson, Head of Energy Transition, Cadent Gas

6:25-6:30pm GMT

Closing comments from the Chair

  • Brian McCarthy, National Hydrogen Leader, WSP

6:30pm GMT

Close of the event

MEET THE SPEAKERS

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Roxana Bekemohammadi is a renowned leader in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, recognized for her expertise in policy advocacy, public service,  and technology commercialization. She founded the Western States Hydrogen Alliance in 2020, which expanded to the United States Hydrogen Alliance (USHA) after the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act in 2021. Under her leadership, USHA has influenced sixteen hydrogen state bills nationwide. Previously, Roxana led a hydrogen policy lobbying firm in California and worked at the California Air Resources Board. She holds a Master's in Environmental Engineering from UC Irvine and a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from UCLA, enhancing her role as a clean energy industry expert.

Roxana Bekemohammadi

Founder & Executive Director

 US Hydrogen Alliance

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Brian McCarthy is a global business leader with responsibility for WSP’s United States hydrogen market growth. Prior to his role at WSP, Brian led a low carbon process-technology business with a portfolio which included hydrogen, synthetic natural gas, and emerging plastics recycling technologies. Brian has been active in strategic partnering including for delivery of renewable fuel projects. He has held responsibility in new market strategy conceptualization, implementation, and project delivery. He is a graduate of Rutgers School of Engineering and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Brian McCarthy

National Hydrogen Leader

WSP

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David helps people and organisations in the energy industry navigate the transition to a low carbon future.  He currently works for Cadent, the largest gas pipeline company in the UK, helping work out how to get us all off natural gas and identifying where and how much low carbon hydrogen might play a role in the energy transition.  Prior to that he’s held senior roles across the energy sector, including running regulation for the UK’s district heating sector and as Director, Group Strategy at Centrica.

David Watson

Head of Energy Transition

Cadent Gas

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Profile coming soon...

Rebecca Masermule

Chair, IPHE (International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy), Chief Science & Technology Representative, Department of Science and Innovation, Republic of South Africa

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Bill Tumas is the Associate Laboratory Director for Materials, Chemical and Computational Science at NREL where he oversees programs in solar, hydrogen, fuel cells, basic energy sciences, energy storage, and advanced computing.  He has been actively engaged in collaborative research and technical leadership for over 30 years. He received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Stanford and did postdoctoral research at Caltech. Prior to NREL he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Dupont. His research includes materials discovery, solar energy conversion, catalysis, and green chemistry. He has 12 patents, over 65 publications and 125 invited presentations.

Dr Bill Tumas

Associate Laboratory Director, Materials and Chemical Science and Technology

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Joe has 20+ years’ experience across strategy, capital raising & executive leadership including as a Client Executive at J.P.Morgan’s investment bank, Chief Investment Officer of a $17bn fund of energy, mining, infrastructure & industrial assets and as CEO, Cofounder and major shareholder of a FinTech backed by J.P.Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Barclays that was sold in 2021. Currently Joe is CEO of EET Hydrogen, one of the largest and most advanced low carbon hydrogen production projects in the world.

Joe Seifert

CEO

EET Hydrogen

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Profile coming soon...

Anne Haase

Renewables Director

Aquaterra Energy

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Profile coming soon...

Mark Griffin

Head of Hydrogen

Scottish Power

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She has led the Association and its predecessor for more than 15 years, and has been instrumental in its growth to be the leading pan-UK hydrogen grouping. Other hydrogen work has included managing hydrogen activities within the UK Knowledge Transfer Network for more than five years and contributing to a number of reports for the US Electric Power Research Institute.  Celia’s earlier career included roles with the Centre for Exploitation of Science and Technology and Mott MacDonald. Celia has an MBA, an MSc in Environmental Technology and a BSc in Geophysics.

Celia Greaves

CEO

Hydrogen Energy Association

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