Renewable Gases 101

Renewable Gases 101

September 21-22, 2022 | Online :: Pacific Time

Recent events demonstrated the urgency in fighting climate change, improving our energy systems’ reliability, and providing equitable solutions to support our local economies’ recovery.

Renewable gases are essential to addressing energy challenges especially related to long-term storage and scalable firm energy. In face of the energy transition, there is a need for a fact-based review to clarify definitions and myths surrounding renewable gases, especially hydrogen.

Register now for Renewable Gases 101 to gain a foundational primer on the critical elements related to renewable natural gases, hydrogen, and hydrogen carriers.

Learning Outcomes

This virtual course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Review the foundation of renewable gases including hydrogen, hydrogen carriers and renewable natural gas, what they are, how they are made and how to use them in business strategies
  • Assess the most common sourcing and generation pathways
  • Hear about the latest technological development and processes  
    • Transport
    • Distribution
    • Storage
    • Conversion
    • Hydrogen Blending
  • Analyze the different methods used to quantify its sustainability, reliability, resiliency and adopt equity
  • Appreciate GHG accounting
  • Examine the economics, affordability, common pitfalls, and cost structure of the different pathways to renewable gases and hydrogen
  • Discover what it takes to have a win/win project with the community, developer, and investor in mind
  • Get enough information to ask the right questions when engaging with experts on each of these topics
  • Get a clear illustration of these concepts (via practical examples and lectures on real world applications)



Wednesday, September 21, 2022 : Pacific Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing


Introduction & Definitions

In this section you will learn the foundation, terms and definitions related to hydrogen and renewable natural gas.

  1. What are the different types of renewable gases?
  2. How are renewable natural gases made?
  3. How is hydrogen made?
  4. Hydrogen carriers

Full Pathways

In this section you will get an overview of the most common sourcing and generation pathways for both renewable natural gases and hydrogen. Examples will be provided to illustrate these topics:

  1. Newest technology development
  2. Overview of the chemical reactions
  3. The full process
    1. Transport
    2. Distribution
    3. Storage
    4. Conversion
  4. Hydrogen blending details


  1. What does sustainability mean?
  2. GHG accounting and examples
  3. Climate change and sustainable developments in the area
  4. How to quantify sustainability in practice

Affordability and Economics

  1. What does affordability mean?
  2. What are the common pitfalls?
  3. Cost structures
  4. Project economics

Reliability, Resiliency and Equity

In this section you will get an overview of the different methods to define & quantify reliability, resiliency and equity as well as some examples.  You will also hear about:

  1. Renewable gases as long-term storage
  2. Counting reliability and resiliency
  3. What does equitable mean?

Wrap Up Day 1

Thursday, September 22, 2022 : Pacific Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing



In this section you will get an overview of the common tools used to derive business strategies from mission to project and you will hear examples of static and dynamic tools about:  

  1. Hydrogen: transformation and transition strategies
  2. Case studies


  1. Key take aways
  2. Feedback
  3. Conclusion


Laurent Nassif

Laurent Nassif is a value-driven strategic executive in clean energy & innovations. Through two decades he has led various types of renewable energy assets and projects from new business identification to operation. Laurent 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, Lauent’s wife is a pediatrician in Waianae, and we have three young children living in beautiful Windward Oahu.


Guest Speakers

Colonel (Ret.) David H. Molinaro, Director, Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT)

Leads a consortium of Air Force, State of Hawaii, and other key stakeholders in demonstrating, validating, and integrating the latest hydrogen fuel cell and environmentally compliant technologies for use by the Air Force.  HCATT has evolved over 20 years of DARPA, APTO and AFRL demonstrations in alternative and renewable energy projects in Hawaii and is complemented by a significant investment by the National Guard Bureau and the Hawaii Air National Guard.

The first initiative is the Pacific Energy Assurance and Renewables Laboratory (PEARL) microgrid, a project focused on developing an integrated microgrid utilizing 100% renewables, a variety of energy storage technologies, and cyber secure control system for sustained “off the grid” operations by the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. The second initiative is continuing the development and demonstration of various FCEVs, support equipment, and hydrogen infrastructure in an operational military environment. The first hydrogen production and fueling station was established by HCATT to serve as a model for other Air Force installations and is currently the leading hydrogen vehicle and infrastructure activity in the DoD. 

Dave joined the HCATT team in April 2016 and began his tenure as Director in August 2019.  He is a 30-year Air Force/Air National Guard professional with extensive CEO level experience in joint operations, strategic planning, logistics, aircraft maintenance, human resource development, and congressional advocacy.  Prior to HCATT, Dave worked with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Infrastructure Protection where he conducted comprehensive classified and unclassified analysis of the nation’s critical infrastructure and provided strategic-level recommendations to DHS leadership.  He brings extensive project management experience as he was directly responsible for the $400M logistics conversion of the Hawaii Air National Guard’s F-15 Eagle to F-22 Raptor. 

Mitch Ewan, Hydrogen Systems Program Manager, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

Mr. Ewan is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada where he earned a degree in Applied Science.  After a successful naval career that included command of submarines and a destroyer, Mr. Ewan entered private industry where he has served in a variety of senior executive positions including senior management (Board Member, VP & GM) of publicly traded companies.  His hydrogen and fuel cell career spans over 30 years.  He led the team that designed and built the “Green Car”, the world’s first PEM fuel cell powered automobile.  Mr. Ewan is the former Co-Chair of the United States National Hydrogen Association and served on the Business Advisory Board of the Florida Solar Energy Center. For the past 19 years, Mr. Ewan has been on the staff of the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (“HNEI”) as the Hydrogen Systems Program Manager where he is helping to develop HNEI’s hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell programs including two hydrogen production and fueling stations.

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.
        • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
      • 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


Renewable Gases 101

September 21-22, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

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

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (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 August 19, 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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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Power Point presentations and open discussion will be used

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

Course CPE Credits: 12.0
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

  • Biogas, RNG and hydrogen manufacturers/project developers
  • Local, Municipal government and non-profits
  • RNG and biofuels fleet owners and operators
  • Utilities, power generation and energy companies
  • Plant and equipment manufacturers
  • Asset managers
  • Corporate and sustainability officers
  • Project developers
  • Feedstock owners – municipal, landfill, agriculture, wastewater
  • Technology companies and other waste services
  • AD, LFG and RNG developers
  • Distributors
  • Government and Research Organizations

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