Fundamentals of Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production and Distribution

Fundamentals of Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production and Distribution

October 4-5, 2022 | Online :: Pacific Time

Hydrogen offers a potential solution for decarbonizing the power and transportation sectors and heavy industry. Today, approximately 10 million metric tons of hydrogen is used in the US, mostly for oil refining and fertilizer production. The vast majority is produced through steam reforming of methane that produces about 10 kg of CO2 emissions for every kg of hydrogen. For hydrogen to reach its decarbonization potential, clean production and distribution pathways will need to be employed. In this course, we will explore the technical details, economics, and policies related to low-carbon hydrogen generation technologies such as electrolysis, pyrolysis, gasification and steam methane reforming with carbon capture and storage. We will also discuss the various options for distribution and storage of hydrogen, including blending hydrogen in natural gas pipelines, that will be necessary to meet the projected market demand.

Developing the next generation of low-carbon energy systems that incorporate hydrogen requires an in-depth understanding of the technology pathways and effective collaboration of stakeholders to build out infrastructure and develop robust markets. EUCI’s Fundamentals of Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production and Distribution course will address priorities for technology development, trade-offs for decision-makers, and opportunities for large-scale deployment. Register now for this virtual course that shines a spotlight on the decarbonization potential of hydrogen along with pragmatic consideration of the technical complexities and challenges of deploying hydrogen solutions at scale.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the potential for hydrogen to decarbonize existing energy systems
  • Review the technology pathways for low-carbon hydrogen production
  • Examine the techno-economics and cost considerations
  • Recognize the trade-offs for generation pathways: cost, emissions, etc.
  • Discuss the importance of sustainability and lifecycle emissions
  • Assess the technology alternatives for hydrogen distribution and storage
  • Discuss the importance of deploying hydrogen solutions at scale


Tuesday, October 4, 2022 : Pacific Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Introduction

  • Overview
  • Objectives

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. :: The Decarbonization Potential of Hydrogen

Hydrogen is gaining interest as a key component in industry decarbonization and energy transition efforts due to its high energy content and easy production and storage, as well as its negligible emissions during utilization. Technological developments, market conditions and regulatory policy will ultimately decide which production methods and infrastructure investments are the most viable, but as industry stakeholders consider opportunities for low- or zero-carbon energy solutions, hydrogen has a range of significant features and applications as a cleaner, safer alternative.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. :: Fundamentals of Electrolysis

  • Basic principles
  • Alkaline electrolyzers
  • Proton exchange membrane
  • Anion exchange membranes
  • Sustainability considerations

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. :: Steam Methane Reforming with Carbon Capture and Storage

Steam methane reforming (SMR) is an advanced production process that builds upon the existing natural gas pipeline delivery infrastructure. Today, 95% of the hydrogen produced in the United States is made by natural gas reforming in large central plants, representing one of the most significant sources of carbon emissions within the chemical industry. However, the concentrations of carbon dioxide in SMR plants are compatible with conventional adsorption and emerging carbon capture technologies, presenting an opportunity for a sizeable reduction in industrial carbon dioxide emissions.

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Other Low-Carbon Generation Technologies

  • Pyrolysis
  • Gasification

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. :: Generation Pathways: Techno-Economics and Trade-offs

Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of conventional and renewable energy sources, each with their own costs, constraints, and benefits. What are the impacts of variables such as storage, utilization, system configuration, energy delivery infrastructure and policy incentives on determining the value and financial viability of hydrogen? This section will examine the economic assessments of the currently available technologies for hydrogen production and distribution at a commercialized scale.  


Wednesday, October 5, 2022 : Pacific Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Options for Hydrogen Storage and Distribution

  • Compression and liquefaction
  • Man-made storage containers
  • Pipelines: pure H2 and blended
  • Underground geologic storage
  • Chemical and material hydrogen carriers
  • Domestic and Global distribution

10:15  – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: Hydrogen Scale-Up and Deployment Strategies

  • Hydrogen Hubs
  • International projects – lessons learned

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Summary: The Future of Hydrogen


Dr. Naomi Boness

Naomi Boness is the Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative and Co-Managing Director of the Hydrogen Initiative at Stanford University. Naomi is an experienced practitioner in the energy sector with a focus on developing technology solutions related to natural gas, hydrogen and decarbonization in both the developed and the developing world. She is a co-instructor of a graduate class on the Hydrogen Economy and research advisor on a number of natural gas and hydrogen-related projects. Naomi was recently named to Hydrogen Economist’s Women in Hydrogen 50 list in the Industrial Use and Switching Category which focuses on reducing emissions in hard-to-abate sectors with clean hydrogen.

Prior to Stanford, Naomi held a variety of technical and management positions at Chevron. Naomi is also a Director at Aemetis, a renewable fuels company and an advisor to a number of energy startups.  As an advocate for women and gender equality, she is a member of the organizing committee for the Women in Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative. Naomi holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford

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 attendees for 7 days after the event


Fundamentals of Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production and Distribution

October 4-5, 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 September 02, 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 sign in/out each day, be in attendance for the entirety of the course

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: 10.0
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 Power & Gas Utility Leaders
  • Utility Grid Planning and Operation Specialists
  • Hydrogen Manufacturers/Developers
  • Renewable Energy Developers
  • Gas and Electricity Transmission Systems Operators/Distributors
  • Electrolysis Technology OEMs
  • Investors
  • Electrolysis Technology Providers
  • Engineering and Technical Consultants
  • Consultants
  • Hydrogen End-Users
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • City Planning Agencies
  • Research Organizations
  • Industry Associations and Bodies
  • Management Consultants

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