Green Hydrogen 101

Green Hydrogen 101

June 21-22, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

“Very relevant topics for both the novice and most experienced. It was moderated extremely well and Q&A for each session addressed timely. I really enjoyed the event.” Capital Project Procurement Specialist, Senior Staff, Entergy Services, LLC

“EUCI knows how to attract the right speakers and dive deep into the latest trends and advancements in energy” Program Coordinator, New York Power Authority

Green hydrogen, which uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen from water is attracting the attention of governments and businesses worldwide as it has been identified as an energy source that could help the world achieve carbon free economy by 2050.

Green hydrogen could supply our energy needs, fuel our cars, heat our homes, and be used in industries that have no economically viable alternative to fossil fuels and could revolutionize value chains in the energy industry.

This seminar will provide a primer on green hydrogen in the rapidly changing energy marketplace. It will cover the fundamentals of green hydrogen, how it is produced, stored, transported, its applications & use to its role in the future energy systems.

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Review the basics of hydrogen, the differences between green, gray, and blue hydrogen and its production, cost, application, and use
  • Identify the market opportunities & challenges facing companies looking to adopt green hydrogen
  • Explore government policies, programs & incentives to combat climate change including green hydrogen
  • Assess the different use & applications of green hydrogen
  • Examine the business case for green hydrogen
  • Evaluate the rapidly growing landscape to a green hydrogen economy
  • Discover how emerging technologies can play a role in improving the economics of hydrogen supply
  • Hear examples of the projects, business models and deployment approaches being developed and use in Europe, US and Canada


Tuesday, June 21, 2022 : Central Time

8:50 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:05 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Introduction & Market Overview

Green hydrogen has been identified as one resource that could play a major role in grid decarbonization efforts and transform the power, distributed energy, transportation industries and more. This session will provide the hydrogen landscape –  what is green hydrogen, how is green hydrogen defined and how it is different from other hydrogen pathways, drivers and barriers behind the use of hydrogen, various players `systems as well as some Siemen’s current hydrogen projects.

Katy Perry, Business Development Manager, Siemens Energy

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:20 – 11:30 a.m. :: Technical Aspects of Green Hydrogen

  • Production
    • Various methods of production (steam methane reforming and electrolysis)
    • Hydrogen liquefaction
  • Storage
    • Gaseous storage: above ground storage, large scale storage
    • Liquid storage: cryogenic tanks and vessels
  • Transmission
    • Gaseous transportation: pipelines, tube trailers
    • Liquid transportation: cryogenic trailers
  • Application & use
    • Power Generation (i.e. co-firing)
    • Power-to-X/Industrial applications
    • Mobility and transportation

Laurent Nassif, Clean Energy and Innovation Executive, Hawaii

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Large Scale Electrolysis- Why are we Talking About it, and How to Achieve it

  • Why is large scale hydrogen needed? What is new in the different industries?
    • Heavy Industry
      • Steel
      • Industrial Heat 
      • Petro Chemical
      • Ammonia & Methanol
    • Export & Energy
      • Export
      • Gas Utility
      • Hydrogen as Energy Storage
  • Hydrogen Rainbow, and energy sources for electrolysis
    • Hydrogen colours, introduction to Blue and Grey,
    • Electrical sources and business models for electrolyser
  • Introduction to the types of electrolysis
    • Alkaline- (Bi-Polar)
    • PEM- (Bi-Polar)
    • Solid Oxide (Bipolar)
    • Breakdown of common features, benefits, limitations for each technology
    • Alkaline Unipolar
      • Deep look into Unipolar alkaline electrolysis
      • RuggedCell™ Water elecorlysis
      • Dynamic Range
      • Material selection

Edward Stuart, VP Product Strategy, Hydrogen Optimized

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: How Do We Close the Gap Between Green, Grey, and Blue Hydrogen?

  • What is the present landscape for the levelized cost of hydrogen LCOH
    • Grey hydrogen
    • Blue hydrogen
      • What is the landscape for blue hydrogen over the next 5-10 years
      • Should we do blue or go straight to green?
    • Green hydrogen
  • What are the main contributing factors for the LCOH of green hydrogen
    • Electrolyzer Capex
      • Macro environment of the global supply of electrolyzers and its impact on cost
    • Operating Opex
      • Efficiency
      • Plant replacement
    • Electricity cost
    • Cost of carbon
      • ESG needs
      • Subsidies + carbon taxes
  • What are some of the milestones needed to reach cost parody for LCOH for green hydrogen

Harry DeRose, Business Development Manager, Hydrogen Optimized

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. :: Examining the Current Policy Drivers and Incentive Programs for Green Hydrogen Projects

The initial large-scale deployment of green hydrogen will likely be led by government mandates and the availability of incentive programs.  This session will explore the state, and federal policies, programs, and initiatives accelerating the adoption of green hydrogen by utility companies. 

  • Current decarbonization policy drivers and programs in several states
  • Emerging US federal initiatives and incentive programs – clean transportation incentives, blending hydrogen & natural gas, etc.
  • Environmental justice policies potentially accelerating a move to green hydrogen

Gary Steinbauer, Shareholder, Babst Calland

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: Making the Business Case for Green Hydrogen: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Users

John Quinn, Senior Manager-Renewable Gas Supply, Fortis BC

5:00 p.m. :: End of Day One


Wednesday, June 22, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Green Hydrogen:  A European Perspective

2021 and early 2022 are decisive years for hydrogen in Europe.  Regulatory frameworks are well-advanced in most countries, there are many announcements of new projects, and it seems those are taking-off. This session will give a broad perspective of what is happening all over Europe, analyze some of the current hydrogen projects going on and what to expect by 2030. 

Laurent Thery, Senior Advisor – Renewable Gases, Vercors Renewable Investments Advisors

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. :: The Impact of Compact H2 Generators on the Natural Gas Grid

Robert S Wegeng, President and Chief Technology Officer, STARS Technology Corporation


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Renewable hydrogen: Pathways, Transition and Case Study

Laurent Nassif, Clean Energy and Innovation Executive, Hawaii

12:15 p.m. :: Course Concludes


Harry DeRose, Business Development Manager, Hydrogen Optimized

Harry De Rose was one of the first employees at Hydrogen Optimized and using his 8+ years of management experience he has been integral in developing the business development arm of Hydrogen Optimized. Presently his focus is on market analysis and interpretation. Specifically, looking at the economic factors that are influencing the rapid growth of the hydrogen market today.


Laurent Nassif, Clean Energy and Innovation Executive, Hawaii

Laurent Nassif is  a value driven strategic executive in clean energy & innovations. Through two decades, he has lead  various types of renewable energy assets and projects from new business identification to operation. He is the board finance officer for the Hawaii Bio Economy Trade Organization and an advisor for clean energy and conservation organizations.   Laurent possess a Ph.D. in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Senior Portfolio Manager and Assessor certifications from the International Project Management Association as well as two Ms in process & chemical engineering. He is  a technical and financial subject matter expert for renewable energy, hydrogen, GHG, strategy and project management.  On a personal level, his wife is a pediatrician in Waianae, and has three young children living in beautiful Windward Oahu.

Katy Perry, Business Development Manager, Siemens Energy

Katy Perry is an experienced Mechanical Engineer with a decade of managing complex projects in the energy sector, including Steam turbines as a field engineer and service engineering and design, and as a certified PM for Nuclear modernization and upgrades. In 2020, Katy has transitioned as the Business Development Manager in New Energy Business within Siemens Energy to support the growth of the hydrogen market in North America with Siemens Energy’s full integrated electrolysis solution; the Hydrogen Production Island.

John Quinn, Senior Manager-Renewable Gas Supply, FortisBC

John Quinn is a professional mechanical engineer and holds a master’s degree in electrical energy systems with 21 years of experience in the energy sector. He brings a broad understanding of the energy industry having held leadership roles in energy focused organizations in Ireland, the UK, and Canada. With FortisBC since 2012, John has held a number of leadership roles in project management, engineering, and major project business units supporting over $1 billion in major capital growth projects. In his current role managing the Renewable Gas Supply team, John also leads FortisBCs renewable gas and hydrogen growth strategy including business planning, alignment with corporate sustainability goals, and engagement at all levels of government and with key stakeholders. Outside of work John spends time with family and friends enjoying Vancouver and British Columbias amazing scenery and outdoor playground including mountain biking, snowboarding, running and hiking.

Gary Steinbauer, Shareholder, Babst Calland

Gary Steinbauer is a shareholder in the Environmental Group of Babst Calland.  Mr. Steinbauer advises clients on a wide variety of matters arising under major federal and state environmental regulatory programs, devoting a significant portion of his practice to advising clients on issues arising under the Clean Air Act and related state programs regulating air emissions.  Prior to joining Babst Calland, Mr. Steinbauer served as an attorney in Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  

Edward Stuart, Vice President, Product Technology, Hydrogen Optimized

As Vice President of Product Strategy at Hydrogen Optimized, Edward Stuart plays a leadership role in the company’s technology, manufacturing and business development activities. He is a listed inventor on the company’s pending patents for its innovative RuggedCell™ high current water electrolysis system, which is designed specifically for large-scale Green Hydrogen production. Edward is the fourth-generation member of the Stuart family to be at the forefront of groundbreaking innovation in water electrolysis and other hydrogen technologies. In 2017, Edward and his father Andrew formed Hydrogen Optimized to commercialize the RuggedCell™ technology.

Laurent Thery, Senior Advisor – Renewable Gases, Vercors Renewable Investments Advisors

Laurent Théry has a broad international experience in the field of renewable gases infrastructure industry. Lately, he developed an investment platform for the biogas industry for Europe based in Paris (200 M€). He is graduated from College des Ingénieurs and Ecole Nationale des Ponts Paris Tech with a master specialization in project finance.

Robert S Wegeng, President and Chief Technology Officer, STARS Technology Corporation

Formerly a technology developer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Bob Wegeng is now leading STARS Technology Corporation (STARS) in the commercialization of compact hydrogen generators based on microchannel process technology. While at PNNL, Bob served as project manager and principal investigator for several projects with funding from the Department of Energy, NASA, DOD and industry. Bob’s efforts have been recognized through R&D 100 Awards, a Federal R&D Award from the DOE Hydrogen Program, a Federal Laboratory Consortium Tech Transfer Award as well as being named a Distinguished Inventor by Battelle Memorial Institute.  Bob is an inventor on 181 patents (USA and foreign) with others still pending.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
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  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event


Green Hydrogen 101

June 21-22, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1395.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 5,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 9,765.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 16,740.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before May 20, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




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Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, video, and Q&A will be used in the program.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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Who Should Attend

  • Electric & gas utilities
  • Electrolysis technology OEMs
  • Gas and Electricity Transmission Systems Operators/Distributors
  • Green Hydrogen Manufacturers/Developers
  • Engineering and Technical Consultants
  • Management Consultants
  • Hydrogen End-Users
  • Distributors
  • Government and Research Organizations

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