Everything About Hydrogen

Hydrogen Media Ltd

Welcome to our podcast: Everything About Hydrogen, the show that converts the technical to the relatable and explores how hydrogen and its derivative technologies are changing the energy world as we know it.
Building an integrated clean hydrogen infrastructure from the ground up - Andrew Clennett of Hiringa EnergyEAH Deep Dive: Championing a clean energy future - Kieran Coleman of the UN COP HLCs for Global Climate ActionGreening the maritime transport sector - Tomas Tronstad of Wilhelmsen GroupHydrogen in the e-Mobility sector - Michael Perschke of Quantron AGChanging the game in hydrogen compression - Maria Fennis of HyET HydrogenTaking the lead in the hydrogen economy - New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham & NMED Secretary James KenneyDeep Dive: M&A in the modern hydrogen economy - Mauricio Vargas & Michael Koonce of BayoTechSeason 2 Finale: Ending on a hy note - Markus Wilthaner of McKinsey & Company
Jul 20 2021
1 hr 2 mins
High-temperature fuel cells at high altitudes - Alex Ivanenko of HyPoint
HyPoint's website lays out the problem clearly and succinctly: "By 2050, aviation will be responsible for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, up from just 10% today — unless we do something. We can not solve the existential climate crisis without zero-emission air transportation." As the world slowly emerges from lockdown and the pace of global travel accelerates once again, the aviation sector is rocketing back atop the list of the most highly carbon emitting industries. In just the past few years, hydrogen fuel cell technologies have emerged as the most promising path to a decarbonized future for aviation. HyPoint, led by its CEO and co-founder, Alex Ivanenko, is at the cutting edge of the industry's efforts to find zero-emissions aircraft propulsion systems that do not sacrifice speed and power in the name of sustainability. HyPoint is a leading producer of high-temperature PEM fuel cells for aviation applications including for logistic drones, air taxis, electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs), and fixed-wing airplanes. On this episode of the EAH podcast, the team speaks with Alex about the incredible pace of development and rapid innovation that he and his colleagues are driving in the hydrogen aviation space and how his company is leading the way in a highly complex and competitive race to decarbonize modern air travel. Sponsor Links: BayoTech On-site Hydrogen website: https://www.bayotech.us/ BayoTech in the news: https://www.bayotech.us/news/bayotech-signs-agreement-to-fuel-greencores-1500-next-generation-hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered-ev-charging-stations https://www.bayotech.us/news/bayotech-partners-with-san-juan-college Episode Links: HyPoint website: https://hypoint.com/ New Atlas article on HyPoint FC testing: https://newatlas.com/aircraft/hypoint-prototype/ Aviation Today article featuring Alex Ivanenko: https://www.aviationtoday.com/2021/03/02/hypoint-ceo-talks-new-hydrogen-fuel-cell-operable-prototype-electric-aircraft/ eVTOL article about HyPoint FC application in eVTOL space: https://evtol.com/news/hypoint-advances-evtol-hydrogen-fuel-cell-system-with-working-prototype/
Jun 22 2021
52 mins
Commercial trucking at the speed of hydrogen - Craig Knight of Hyzon Motors
The transportation and mobility sector is vast, complex, unwieldy, and, most excitingly, an obvious area of focus for hydrogen fuel cell technology applications. Hydrogen FCEVs allow vehicles to run in a wide range of environments with zero tailpipe emissions and can do so without the need for extremely heavy battery cells and can be refueled in the same amount of time as a modern ICE vehicle. This makes hydrogen FCEVs an ideal fit for the heavy commercial transportation industry and is why Hyzon Motors has jumped at the opportunity to revolutionize the industry. The company has grabbed headlines all over the world with its ambitious plans for rolling out its trucks in the United States and other major markets. It has also made news with its recent announcement that the company is going public and has attracted significant investor interest. The EAH team is joined on this episode by Hyzon's CEO Craig Knight to talk about how the company is tackling some of the most significant challenges in decarbonizing transport and how it can make trucking a zero-emission operation. Sponsor Links: BayoTech, Inc. website: https://www.bayotech.us/ BayoTech news: https://www.bayotech.us/news Links: Hyzon Motors website: https://hyzonmotors.com/ Hyzon Motors news & announcements: https://hyzonmotors.com/media/ Forbes article on Hyzon SPAC: https://www.forbes.com/sites/greggardner/2021/02/09/hyzon-a-hydrogen-fuel-cell-truck-maker-in-spac-deal-valued-at-21-billion/ TechCrunch article about Hyzon manufacturing: https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/01/hyzon-motors-hydrogen-fuel-ambitions-include-two-us-factories/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHoTn-6mK-sOfFM8JMEk14Fy7Z6dQQYZ5-4pVM0v6D9mybZxeWZ4aNlLgburIcu0JxenQ8WYTFJZ4DsJcsOiUJ6pVjQAJb30kKF6jN0OfcU1AQbl4bjwJVRO37N7CESgmDH6S41mq9bzQP4HcKXmDzafMAHT8J9pU14F8leEf4Rw
Jun 8 2021
54 mins
Envisioning the hydrogen revolution - Marco Alverà of Snam
For our 40th episode of the Everything About Hydrogen podcast, the gang are joined by hydrogen luminary Marco Alverà, the CEO of Snam. Founded in 1941 and listed on the Italian stock exchange since 2001, Snam is a leader in the European gas market and operator of over 41,000km of transport networks. Hailed as a visionary who has led the pivot of the world’s 2nd largest gas distribution company towards a clean gas trajectory, Marco is widely recognized as a thought leader and a key figure driving the transition towards hydrogen. On the show the team discuss why Marco decided to lead Snam's pivot towards hydrogen, what he sees as the role of hydrogen in the energy transition and how blue hydrogen can sit alongside green hydrogen as part of the solution to a decarbonized gas network. Prior to Snam, Marco was the Director of Corporate Strategy at Enel and the CEO of Eni Trading & Shipping.  His forthcoming book, The Hydrogen Revolution: a Blueprint for the Future of Clean Energy, is scheduled for publication on August 26, 2021. Sponsor Links: https://www.bayotech.us/ (https://www.bayotech.us/) Episode Links: https://www.snam.it/en/energy_transition/hydrogen/snam_and_hydrogen/ (https://www.snam.it/en/energy_transition/hydrogen/snam_and_hydrogen/) https://www.snam.it/en/Media/Press-releases/2020/Snam_Baker_Hughes_test_first_hydrogen_blend_turbine.html (https://www.snam.it/en/Media/Press-releases/2020/Snam_Baker_Hughes_test_first_hydrogen_blend_turbine.html) https://www.snam.it/en/Media/Press-releases/2020/Snam_green_hydrogen_technologies_partnership_with_ITM_Power.html (https://www.snam.it/en/Media/Press-releases/2020/Snam_green_hydrogen_technologies_partnership_with_ITM_Power.html) https://www.snam.it/en/Media/news_events/2020/Snam_Linde_hydrogen.html (https://www.snam.it/en/Media/news_events/2020/Snam_Linde_hydrogen.html) https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/the-hydrogen-revolution-a-blueprint-for-the-future-of-clean-energy/marco-alvera/hardback/9781529360271.html?utm_campaign=eq_whs&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=awin&awc=3017_1621286011_9254c0d0c5cdbf46db8ea6f8e49f7d07 (https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/the-hydrogen-revolution-a-blueprint-for-the-future-of-clean-energy/marco-alvera/hardback/9781529360271.html?utm_campaign=eq_whs&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=awin&awc=3017_1621286011_9254c0d0c5cdbf46db8ea6f8e49f7d07)
May 18 2021
53 mins
Going "green" - Niels-Arne Baden of Green Hydrogen SystemsHydrogen: the Next GenerationVenturing into hydrogen - Kevin Eggers & Michelle Robson of AP VenturesSupplying the building blocks of an energy revolution - Sam French of Johnson Matthey
Johnson Matthey is a leading manufacturer and supplier to the global chemical industry. The company's products and components sit at the heart of major industrial, manufacturing, and energy production projects all over the world and they have long been involved in the hydrogen sector. Today JM is one of the most influential companies working to decarbonize the UK economy with central roles in major blue hydrogen projects like HyNet and Acorn. On this episode of Everything About Hydrogen, the team is joined by Sam French, Business Development Director at JM, who spent some time speaking with us about the transition from grey hydrogen to low-carbon generation technologies and what steps the UK - and countries all over the world - to use hydrogen as part of the pathway to a sustainable energy future. Sponsor materials: This episode is brought to you by BayoTech On-Site Hydrogen. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.bayotech.us (www.bayotech.us) to learn more about the modular low-carbon hydrogen production solutions that BayoTech offers. Links: Johnson Matthey website: https://matthey.com/en JM hydrogen website: https://matthey.com/en/markets/energy-generation-and-storage/hydrogen Article about the "Hydrogen Opportunity" by Sam French: https://matthey.com/en/inspiring-science/expert-insights/the-hydrogen-opportunity HyNet project website: https://hynet.co.uk/ Acorn website: https://pale-blu.com/acorn/ IEA info on CCUS technologies: https://www.iea.org/fuels-and-technologies/carbon-capture-utilisation-and-storage
Apr 6 2021
51 mins
Hydrogen from waste - Tim Yeo of Powerhouse Energy Plc
The globe is awash in waste materials and trash. The detritus of everyday life, much of it in the form of plastics, piles up and has dramatically detrimental effects on the environment if not properly disposed of and managed. Some of these discarded materials are reusable and recyclable, but a significant percentage is comprised of non-recyclable plastics that are relegated to landfills. There are, however, a number of innovative companies and initiatives aimed at extracting energy from the otherwise non-recyclable plastic waste. Powerhouse Energy Plc is one of the companies leading the charge in the waste-to-energy sector, and they have some proprietary technologies that allow them to produce hydrogen from these plastics. On this episode of EAH, the team is joined by Tim Yeo, Chairman of Powerhouse Energy, to talk about the work they are doing in the waste-to-energy space and how they see the sector evolving in the coming years. Sponsor materials: This episode is brought to you by BayoTech On-Site Hydrogen. Visit https://my.captivate.fm/www.bayotech.us (www.bayotech.us) to learn more about the modular low-carbon hydrogen production solutions that BayoTech offers. Links: Powerhouse Energy website: https://www.powerhouseenergy.net/ Wired article about waste-to-hydrogen: https://www.wired.com/story/will-the-hydrogen-revolution-start-in-a-garbage-dump/ Parliament site for Tim Yeo: https://members.parliament.uk/member/136/career Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews paper on WtH applications: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032120306535#:~:text=Waste%2Dto%2DHydrogen%20(WtH,fuel%20to%20replace%20fossil%20fuels
Mar 23 2021
52 mins
Can CUTRIC clean Canada? - Josipa Petrunic of CUTRIC
When the pandemic recedes, lockdowns and restrictions are relaxed and eventually eliminated, and millions of residents in cities across the world begin to return to their offices and workplaces, public transit systems will once again be at the core of billions of commuters' daily activities. Urban transit systems are designed to move huge volumes of people through cities and communities quickly, reliably, and cost-efficiently (some systems accomplish these goals better than others!). The energy needed to run these networks of cars, trains, and buses, is enormous and today most of it comes from fossil fuels. How can communities - both large and small - redesign their transit systems to eliminate operational carbon emissions in the future? Josipa Petrunic, President & CEO of CUTRIC (Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium), spoke with the EAH hosts about the challenge of decarbonizing urban transit at the Hydrogen Decade Virtual Event on February 17, 2021. This episode features a recording of that interview. In the 30-minute conversation with Josipa, the discussion ranged from the advantages of FCEBs over battery-electric buses, FCEB demonstration and pilot projects in Canadian cities, how the Canadian government's national hydrogen strategy stacks up against other such strategies, the implications of the new US administration for the future of climate policy in North America, and much much more. Sponsor materials: This episode is brought to you by BayoTech On-Site Hydrogen. Visit www.bayotech.us to learn more about the modular low-carbon hydrogen production solutions that BayoTech offers. Links: CUTRIC website: https://cutric-crituc.org/ (https://cutric-crituc.org/) Mississauga FCEB pilot project announcement: https://cutric-crituc.org/cutric-playing-central-role-in-groundbreaking-hydrogen-transit-study/ (https://cutric-crituc.org/cutric-playing-central-role-in-groundbreaking-hydrogen-transit-study/) CHFCA paper on Canadian leadership in H2 tech: http://www.chfca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GOC-CDA-Leadership-HFC_en_4pager_WEB1.pdf (http://www.chfca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GOC-CDA-Leadership-HFC_en_4pager_WEB1.pdf) FCEBs in Canada: http://www.chfca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GOC-Buses_Train_en_WEB1.pdf (http://www.chfca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GOC-Buses_Train_en_WEB1.pdf) Air Liquide announcement of Becancour PEM electrolysis plant: https://energies.airliquide.com/air-liquide-inaugurates-worlds-largest-low-carbon-hydrogen-membrane-based-production-unit-canada (https://energies.airliquide.com/air-liquide-inaugurates-worlds-largest-low-carbon-hydrogen-membrane-based-production-unit-canada) Enbridge materials regarding H2 generation and blending: https://www.enbridgegas.com/Natural-Gas-and-the-Environment/Enbridge-A-Green-Future/Renewable-hydrogen (https://www.enbridgegas.com/Natural-Gas-and-the-Environment/Enbridge-A-Green-Future/Renewable-hydrogen)
Mar 9 2021
54 mins
Giga-watt it takes to scale green hydrogen (and ammonia) - Alicia Eastman of InterContinental EnergyFlying Hy! - Paul Eremenko of Universal Hydrogen
Decarbonizing aviation is a big challenge. It is one of the most carbon intensive business sectors in the modern world and change comes slowly to the aviation industry. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies offer a pathway to decarbonize regional flights in the not-so-distant future and big names are looking at potential solutions for long-haul flights in the longer term. But even if we build the aircraft that can use hydrogen as a fuel, how do we get the fuel to them in a timely, reliable, and cost-efficient way? Fortunately, some of the brightest people in the room are working on this problem. Paul Eremenko, CEO of Universal Hydrogen, and his team are building a capsule-based hydrogen transport and storage solution for both gaseous and liquid hydrogen that they say can make hydrogen-powered flight possible by 2025. Paul comes on the show to tell the EAH team how aviation is the "killer app for hydrogen" and what he means when he says Universal Hydrogen is building the "Nespresso(™) of aviation fueling." THIS IS AN AWESOME CONVERSATION, PEOPLE! DON'T MISS IT! Links: Universal Hydrogen website: https://www.hydrogen.aero/ Bloomberg article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-23/universal-hydrogen-wants-to-get-fuel-cell-planes-ready-to-fly-by-2024 Aviation Today: https://www.aviationtoday.com/2020/09/23/universal-hydrogen-secures-electric-propulsion-supplier-magnix/ Plug Power PR re partnership: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/09/23/2097971/0/en/Plug-Power-Partners-with-Universal-Hydrogen-on-Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Propulsion-System-for-Regional-Turboprop-Aircraft.html
Feb 2 2021
1 hr 5 mins
Digging into the mining industry - Jan Klawitter of Anglo American
Anglo American is the world's largest platinum mining company. Their core mining operations produce copper, diamonds and platinum group metals, as well as iron ore, coal, polyhalite, and nickel and manganese. These minerals are essential inputs for a staggering variety of products today, and demand for them is continuing to grow. Anglo American (and the mining industry in general) is therefore confronting the monumental challenge of how to continue to meet increasing demand for metals and minerals while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions. In the case of Anglo American, the company has committed to making its operations carbon neutral by 2040. On this episode of Everything About Hydrogen, Jan Klawitter, Head of International Policy for Anglo American, speaks with Andrew, Chris, and Patrick about Anglo American's strategy for decarbonizing its mining operations and how they plan to use hydrogen and fuel cell technologies as a key part of their approach. Links: Anglo American website: https://www.angloamerican.com/ Anglo American sustainability page: https://www.angloamerican.com/sustainability/our-sustainable-mining-plan CSIRO "Moving to Hydrogen" article: https://www.csiro.au/en/Research/MRF/Areas/Resourceful-magazine/Issue-21/Moving-to-hydrogen Hatch press release re: Green Hydrogen Consortium: https://www.hatch.com/en/About-Us/News-And-Media/2020/03/Industry-comes-together-to-form-Green-Hydrogen-Consortium GTM article re decarbonization of mining operations: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/mining-giants-embrace-renewables-but-decarbonization-remains-a-steep-climb Events: inspiratia will be hosting the "Hydrogen Decade" virtual event on Feb 17, 2021. EAH hosts will be in attendance and we will be recording a segment for the podcast during the event. For updates and more information about the Hydrogen Decade virtual event, visit: https://www.inspiratia.com/welcome/events Tickets are free for inspiratia subscribers, but non-subscriber tickets are also available. If you or your company are interested in attending the Hydrogen Decade virtual event, or if you are interested in potential speaking and/or sponsorship opportunities, drop the inspiratia team an email at conferences@inspiratia.com
Jan 19 2021
59 mins