SHELL AND EBI HYDROGEN ECONOMY WORKSHOP

This virtual workshop is a combined effort by Shell and Energy & Biosciences Institute (EBI) to guide the development of a large scale Hydrogen supply chain for the US  and create a sustainable future for the world.

Please join us in this endeavor.

 

BACKGROUND

The challenge of drastically reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) during the 21st century requires a multi-dimensional strategy, and one of the critical elements is the use of Hydrogen with low GHG footprint. Developing a viable supply chain for Hydrogen requires a cost-effective production and distribution, sufficient demand (scale), and a regulatory structure that would provide an incentive to facilitate the introduction of an economically viable Hydrogen supply chain.

This workshop aims to address these issues focusing on the US (in particular, California markets). We will consider the challenges and opportunities of the Hydrogen production from both renewable resources (Green) and fossils with carbon capture (Blue). We will also focus on the US Gulf coast/Texas, which is an ideal location for the production from Natural Gas with carbon capture and storage (CCS). The hosts of the workshop are Shell and the Energy & Biosciences Institute (EBI), which is a collaborative research network of University of California at Berkeley, University of Illinois’s Champaign Urbana, and Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

The workshop will identify the opportunities, demand, and constraints for establishing the Hydrogen supply. Both the opportunities as well as challenges are affected by government policies, and we will hear representatives of the Federal and State governments, providing their perspective on reliable Hydrogen. We will learn about the results of research in universities, government, and companies that have identified some of the opportunities to supply clean Hydrogen. We will determine the possibilities to use Hydrogen in different sectors, including ports, transport, data centers, forklifts/warehouses, concrete, and blending into natural gas supply chain. Finally, we will organize discussion groups where participants will address some of the significant issues associated with the supply of Hydrogen, government policy, and demand.

The first day will mostly address supply and regulation. The second day will provide an overview of opportunities for demand. We aim to get a better understanding of some of the opportunities that can incentivize the development of an extensive infrastructure, which will target supply in California. We would also like to quantitatively assess the amount of Hydrogen that various sectors envision they are likely to demand under different scenarios.

 

MAY 13TH

8:30-9:10 am (PT)
10:30-11:10 am (CDT)

JOTSU LIAO, SHELL

DAVID ZILBERMAN,

UC BERKELEY / EBI

Session 1: Introduction

Welcome and Virtual Orientation, Conference Overview

Roundtable Participant Introduction - Name and Organization

9:10-9:30 am (PT)
11:10-11:30 am (CDT)

What is it all about? Objectives of the Workshop

9:30-9:55 am (PT)
11:30-11:55 am (CDT)

Hydrogen Scaling Opportunities

9:55-10:10 am (PT)
11:55-12:10 pm (CDT)

BREAK

TX Lunch Break

10:10-10:40 am (PT)
12:10-12:40 pm (CDT)

MARK RUTH, NREL

Hydrogen at Scale: What do we know about the alternative costs and options of hydrogen utilization through different channels

10:40-11:00 am (PT)
12:40-1:00 pm (CDT)

JOAN OGDEN,

UC DAVIS

Prospects for Hydrogen in the Future Energy System

11:00-11:25 am (PT)
1:00-1:25 pm (CDT)

CLIFFORD RECHTSCHAFFEN

CA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

CA Policies and Attitudes towards Hydrogen Technology

11:25-11:55 am (PT)
1:25-1:55 pm (CDT)

LUNCH BREAK

CA Lunch Break

11:55-12:15 pm (PT)
1:55-2:15 pm (CDT)

JANICE LIN, 

STRATEGEN CONSULTING

Session 2: California Policies and Opportunities
The Value of Green Hydrogen / GHC 

12:15-12:35 pm (PT)
2:15-2:35 pm (CDT)

Shell California / US

12:35-12:55 pm (PT)
2:35-2:55 pm (CDT)

Blue H2 Value Proposition for California

12:55-1:15 pm (PT)
2:55-3:15 pm (CDT)

BEN DE ALBA

CA ENERGY COMMISSION

The Role and Potential of Hydrogen in California

1:15-2:10 pm (PT)
3:15-4:10 pm (CDT)

BREAK OUT DISCUSSIONS

Session 3: Break out Discussions
Group 1: California Policies and Attitudes towards Hydrogen Technology
David Zilberman (UC Berkeley / EBI)
Group 2: The Role and Potential of Hydrogen in California
Tim Olson (CA Energy Commission)
Group 3: Blue H2 Value Proposition for California
John D. Coates (EBI)

2:10-2:40 pm (PT)
4:10-4:40 pm (CDT)

PLENARY

Break Out Sessions’ Summary Presentations (10 min / group)

2:40-3:10 pm (PT)
4:40-5:10 pm (CDT)

JOE POWELL (SHELL), DAVID ZILBERMAN

(UC BERKELEY/EBI)

Day 1 Close-out
Highlights and Summary, Feedback for Day 1

 

MAY 14TH

8:30-9:00 am (PT)
10:30-11:00 am (CDT)

Introduction, Welcome and Virtual Orientation, Day 1 Summary

9:00-9:20 am (PT)
11:00-11:20 am (CDT)

Session 1: Outside the US

Germany Heavy Duty Roadmap

9:20-9:40 am (PT)
11:20-11:40 am (CDT)

JOE POWELL, SHELL

Roadmap Examples - Germany, Japan, UK

9:40-9:45 am (PT)
11:40-11:45 am (CDT)

BREAK

Break

9:45-10:05 am (PT)
11:45-12:05 pm (CDT)

MICHAEL LEWIS

UT-AUSTIN

Session 2: Texas and Gulf Coast

H2 at Scale Texas

10:05-10:25 am (PT)
12:05-12:25 pm (CDT)

BRETT PERLMAN

CENTER FOR HOUSTON'S FUTURE

Hydrogen & CCS Opportunities in the US Gulf Coast

10:25-10:30 am (PT)
12:25-12:30 pm (CDT)

Q&A

Q&A

10:30-10:45 am (PT)
12:30-12:45 pm (CDT)

BREAK

TX Lunch Break

10:45-11:05 am (PT)
12:45-1:05 pm (CDT)

PAULO MONTEIRO,

UC BERKELEY

Session 3: Industries and Services

Opportunities to Use Hydrogen in Concrete Production

11:05-11:25 am (PT)
1:05-1:25 pm (CDT)

MARK MONROE, MICROSOFT

Data Centers

11:25-11:45 am (PT)
1:25-1:45 pm (CDT)

MAX WEI, LBNL

Hydrogen Demand in Iron, Steel and
Co-gen Applications

11:45-11:50 am (PT)
1:45-1:50 pm (CDT)

Q&A

Q&A

11:50-11:55 am (PT)
1:50-1:55 pm (CDT)

BREAK

Break

11:55-12:15 pm (PT)
1:55-2:15 pm (CDT)

TIM CORTES, PLUG POWER

Hydrogen in Lift Trucks, Forklifts
Commercial Markets

12:15-12:35 pm (PT)
2:15-2:35 pm (CDT)

JAMES KAST, TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA

Hydrogen in Transport and Trucks

12:35-12:40 pm (PT)
2:35-2:40 pm (CDT)

Q&A

Q&A

12:40-12:55 pm (PT)
2:40-2:55 pm (CDT)

BREAK

CA Lunch Break

12:55-1:15 pm (PT)
2:55-3:15 pm (CDT)

RONALD L. KENT, SOCALGAS

Enhancing Natural Gas with Hydrogen

1:15-1:35 pm (PT)
3:15-3:35 pm (CDT)

JACOB GOLDBERG,

PORT OF LA

The decarbonization of the ports in Southern California and the role of hydrogen technology

1:35-1:40 pm (PT)
3:35-3:40 pm (CDT)

Q&A

Q&A

1:40-1:45 pm (PT)
3:40-3:45 pm (CDT)

BREAK

Break

1:45-2:40 pm (PT)
3:45-4:40 pm (CDT)

BREAK OUT DISCUSSIONS

Session 4: Break out Discussions

Group 1: What are near-term opportunities for large scale H2 utilization?

David Zilberman (EBI)

Group 2: How can policy help realize this opportunity?

Jotsu Liao (Shell)

Group 3: What are the major technical (scientific) challenges?

Bert Harvey (Shell)

2:40-3:10 pm (PT)
4:40-5:10 pm (CDT)

PLENARY

Break Out Sessions’ Summary Presentations (10 min / group)

3:10-3:30 pm (PT)
5:10-5:30 pm (CDT)

JOTSU LIAO (SHELL), DAVID ZILBERMAN (UC BERKELEY / EBI)

Day 2 Close-out

Summary of the Workshop, Feedback and Questions

 

OUR SPEAKERS

We’re proud to feature a list of prominent speakers who are at the forefront of their fields.

Chief Scientist of the Energy Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Manager Heavy Duty and Supply Chain,
Shell Hydrogen

Professor of Microbiology at University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Energy Biosciences Institute

Vice President of Hydrogen Energy Systems, Plug Power Inc.

Advisor to Commissioner Patty Monahan, 
California Energy Commission

Environmental Specialist at the Port of Los Angeles

Global Portfolio & Team lead Hydrogen Supply Chain Development, Royal Dutch Shell

Program Lead of Shell’s New Energies Research & Technology Dense Energy Carrier Program

Fuel Cell Business Analyst, Corporate Strategy and Planning at Toyota Motor North America

Manager, Advanced Technologies, Strategy & Development, Southern California Gas Company

Senior Engineering Scientist at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics

Shell Senior Engineer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategen

General Manager for New Energies Research & Technology, Shell

The Roy W. Carlson Distinguished Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley

Principal Engineer in Microsoft’s Data Center Advanced Development Group

Professor Emerita of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis

Senior Policy Advisor, California Energy Commission

CEO of the Center for Houston’s Future

Shell Chief Scientist - Chemical Engineering

Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Director of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy

Director of Advanced Technologies, Corporate Strategy & Planning at Toyota Motor North America

Manager of the Industrial Systems and Fuels Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Chief Scientist of Mobility for Shell

Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the Energy Technologies Area

Professor, the Robinson Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley

 

PRESENTATIONS

​DAVID ZILBERMAN

(UC BERKELEY / EBI)

Hydrogen Economy
Workshop

Welcome and Conference Overview

AJAY MEHTA AND

JOE POWELL (SHELL)

Shell - EBI Workshop
H2 Scale-up Activation

SUNITA SATYAPAL (DOE)

Opportunities for Hydrogen Scale Up through DOE’s H2@Scale Initiative

JOAN OGDEN
(UC DAVIS)

Prospects for H2 in the Future Energy System

CLIFFORD RECHTSCHAFFEN (CA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION)

CA Policies and Attitudes Towards Hydrogen Technology

JANICE LIN (STRATEGEN CONSULTING)

Beyond Power:
Reimagining the Energy Ecosystem with Green Hydrogen

ARNAB A. CHATTERJEE
(SHELL)

Hydrogen in California

ROGER AINES
(LLNL)

Opportunities for Blue Hydrogen in California

BEN DE ALBA
(CA ENERGY COMMISSION)

Clean Transportation Program: A Hydrogen Perspective

NIKUNJ GUPTA (SHELL)

H2 Scale-up Market Activation

WOLFGANG WARNECKE (SHELL)

On Route to CO2-free Fuels: Hydrogen. Germany Heavy Duty Roadmap

JENS MÜLLER-BELAU (SHELL)

Energiewende – More than a word? Perspectives on the Energy Transition in Germany

MIKE LEWIS
(UT-AUSTIN)

Hydrogen @ Scale in Texas
DOE H2@Scale Demonstration Project at UT

BRETT PERLMAN (CENTER FOR HOUSTON’S FUTURE)

Why Houston Will Be the Capital of a Low Carbon Energy World

PAULO MONTEIRO (UC BERKELEY)

Opportunities to Use Hydrogen in Concrete Production

MAX WEI
(LBNL)

Emerging Applications for H2: Iron/Steel, Combined Heat and Power, Grid Support

RONALD L. KENT (SOCALGAS)

Clean Hydrogen to US Energy Supply Chain

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Hydrogen Economy Workshop
May 13 – May 14, 2020

DAY 1 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Group 1: California Policies and Attitudes towards Hydrogen Technology
Group 2: The Role and Potential of Hydrogen in California
Group 3: Blue H2 Value Proposition for California

DAY 2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Group 1: What are near-term opportunities for large scale H2 utilization?
Group 2: How can policy help realize this opportunity?
Group 3: What are the major technical (scientific) challenges?

 

INVITEES

CHRIS ANGELIDES

Shell

Green Hydrogen Coalition

Southern California Gas Company

KASTURI GOMATHAM

Shell

Southern California Gas Company

GEORGE GU

Hyzone Motors

TOM HUNT

Google X

MAHESH KUMAR

Cummins Inc.

JASON MUNSTER

Shell

Green Hydrogen Coalition

Southern California Gas Company

DAVID RANEY

Toyota

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of California at Berkeley

University of California at Berkeley

JANEA SCOTT

CA Energy Comission

 

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