Make sure to join OceanBased Perpetual Energy as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program hosts its first Hydrogen Shot Summit on August 31 and September 1, 2021. OceanBased an innovator in clean energy and clean hydrogen, is hard at work developing Green Hydrogen created through fresh-water electrolysis and powered solely by the power of the Florida Gulf Stream current.
The DOE’s two-day summit will bring together stakeholders from industry, research, academia, and government to identify pathways to meet DOE’s Hydrogen Shot of $1 per 1 kilogram in 1 decade.
The summit will also feature breakout sessions covering multiple hydrogen production pathways and other topics, including:
- Thermal conversion with carbon capture and storage
- Advanced pathways
- Deployment and financing.
The Hydrogen Shot Summit will be a virtual event. More information, including an agenda and registration details, will be available soon.
What Is the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Program?
The Hydrogen Program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Earthshots Initiative, which aims to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade.
Achieving the Energy Earthshots will help America tackle the toughest remaining barriers to addressing the climate crisis, and more quickly reach the Biden–Harris Administration’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while creating good-paying union jobs and growing the economy.
The first Energy Earthshot, launched June 7, 2021—Hydrogen Shot—seeks to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% to $1 per 1 kilogram in 1 decade (“1 1 1“).
The Hydrogen Shot establishes a framework and foundation for clean hydrogen deployment in the American Jobs Plan, which includes support for demonstration projects.
Industries are beginning to implement clean hydrogen to reduce emissions, yet many hurdles remain to deploying it at scale. Currently, hydrogen from renewable energy costs about $5 per kilogram. Achieving the Hydrogen Shot’s 80 percent cost reduction goal can unlock new markets for hydrogen, including steel manufacturing, clean ammonia, energy storage, and heavy-duty trucks. This would create more clean energy jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and position America to compete in the clean energy market on a global scale. These efforts would ensure that environmental protection and benefits for local communities are a priority.
H2IQ Hour: How Are DOE’s Applied Energy Labs Moving the Needle on Hydrogen?
Meanwhile, join this month’s H2IQ Hour on July 21, 2021, at 12 p.m. ET, which will highlight efforts from DOE’s Applied Energy Labs on hydrogen technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities.
Directors from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory will provide an update on hydrogen activities, including how those efforts are supporting larger diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice initiatives at each lab. The H2IQ Hour will also identify opportunities for further collaboration across all three labs to accelerate technological progress, support DOE’s Hydrogen Shot, and advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate goals.
The H2IQ Hour will include a 45-minute live presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. A recording of the H2IQ Hour will be available on the website after the event.