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H2@UT Day - Celebrating National Hydrogen Day in Texas: Oct 5, 2023 | UT Austin

Texas is poised to be the global leader in the emerging hydrogen economy.

At this day-long event, attendees connected with the path-breaking hydrogen research happening at UT and beyond.

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All presentations will take place in the Crum Auditorium on the ground floor of Robert B. Rowling Hall, located at 300 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705.

8:00-9:00am

Breakfast & Registration
Crum Auditorium Foyer & Rowling Hall Atrium

9:00-9:15am

Welcome: Kickoff & Announcements

9:15-9:45am

Hydrogen 101: Key Facts You Need to Know about H2 and UT’s H2@Scale Project
Michael Lewis, Senior Engineering Scientist, Center for Electromechanics, The University of Texas at Austin 

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9:45-10:15am

An Overview of the Materials Challenges for Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers
Dr. Arumugam (Ram) Manthiram, Professor, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering 

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10:15-10:30am

Break & Networking

10:30-10:45am

An Introduction to UT’s GeoH2: Research to Advance the Hydrogen Economy at Scale
Dr. Mark Shuster, Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Geology

10:45-11:45am

Panel 1: Geological Hydrogen Storage – Opportunities and Research Needs

  • Dr. Mark Shuster, Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, Moderator (View PDF Slides)
  • Dr. Peter Eichhubl, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology (View PDF Slides)
  • Dr. Lorena Moscardelli, Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology (View PDF Slides)
  • Dr. Tianyi Sun, Climate Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) (View PDF Slides)

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11:45-12:45

Lunch & Networking
Crum Auditorium Foyer & Rowling Hall Atrium

12:45-1:30pm

Panel 2: Empowering Tomorrow: Clean Hydrogen, Energy Justice, and Community Transformation
Consider a world in which the benefits of emerging energy technologies flow to all communities, foster environmental justice, and cultivate a skilled workforce. This panel will discuss the role of a clean hydrogen economy in transforming community conditions to reach a more sustainable future.

  • Dana Harmon, Founder and Principal, Juniper Advisory Group, Moderator
  • Dr. Sergio Castellanos, Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • John Hall, President and CEO, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
  • Liz Ramsay Dalton, Co-Founder and Partner, Mission Strategies

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1:30-2:00pm

An Overview of Recent Hydrogen Policy Developments
Dr. Emily Beagle, Research Associate, Webber Energy Group, The University of Texas at Austin 

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2:00-3:00pm

Panel 3: The Prospects for Hydrogen in the Permian Basin

  • Andy Uhler, Energy Journalism Fellow, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin and the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, Moderator
  • Dr. Emily Beagle, Research Associate, Webber Energy Group, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Brian Korgel, Director, Energy Institute and Professor, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Michael Lewis, Senior Engineering Scientist, Center for Electromechanics, The University of Texas at Austin

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3:00-3:15pm

Break & Networking

3:15-4:15pm

Panel 4: The H2 Economy: An Industry Perspective

  • Andy Uhler, Energy Journalism Fellow, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin and the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, Moderator
  • Margaret Ferenz, Director, H2E Commercial Strategy & Planning, Air Liquide Americas
  • Abhiram Kannan, Associate, Bidra Innovation Ventures
  • John Koss, Director of Business Development, LNG & Net Zero, Sempra Infrastructure

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4:15-5:00pm

Panel 5: Clean Hydrogen Using Carbon Capture, Utilization, & Storage (CCS/CCUS)

  • Andy Uhler, Energy Journalism Fellow, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin and the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, Moderator
  • Dr. Mojdeh Delshad, Research Professor, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (View PDF Slides)
  • Dr. Seyyed Hosseini, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology
  • Andrew Waxman, Assistant Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

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5:00-7:00pm

Poster Session & Networking Reception
Crum Auditorium Foyer & Rowling Hall Atrium

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Date and Time
Oct. 5, 2023, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.