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Honing in on Hydrogen in Houston
We recently participated in the sold-out, jam-packed, hot-topic Hydrogen Technology Expo North America in Houston, Texas. The two-day event brought together people with important questions about and innovative solutions for how to strategically approach low-carbon hydrogen projects in the energy transition. Our team and technologies were in the spotlight.
The expo included technical sessions which followed three tracks: Hydrogen Production, Storage and Infrastructure Development; Fuel Cell Design, Development and Manufacturing; and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage. Our Dr. Brian Higgins gave a well-attended presentation: Chemical Looping for Steam, Hydrogen or Syngas Production with CO2 Capture for Carbon Footprint Reduction, in which he discussed the green energy landscape, decarbonization options, and B&W’s BrightLoop™ chemical looping technology for isolating carbon and generating hydrogen. The talk concluded with a vibrant Q&A session that continued into the break and back at our booth on the status of the technology and specific applications for it.
Our participation in these events provides us with a great opportunity to share what we offer, but also gives us an opportunity to listen, ensuring our technology development is aligned with market drivers. A variety of presentations were made by regulatory, business and industry experts from organizations small and large, startup and established. Some key takeaways from the sessions include:
- Safety, reliability, cost and sustainability are uncompromising drivers with customers
- Large-scale energy storage for H2 solutions, regulation and safety standards are areas of focus
- Diversified methods of hydrogen production are needed to grow the market, and those who use existing infrastructure will be the most successful
- Tax credits and H2 hubs are on track to provide framework for and accelerate hydrogen projects
- Disadvantaged communities cannot be left behind in the energy transition
Meanwhile, at our booth in the exhibit hall, there was a steady line of attendees waiting to speak to our team throughout the event. We ran out of literature the first day, and met many great people – people at different stages in their interest and/or deployment of decarbonization technologies, but all focused on the environment and making progress in clean energy generation.
Learn more about ClimateBright decarbonization technologies.