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Learn about Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) webinars held in 2020 through the descriptions and linked materials below. Also view webinar archives from other years.

Webinars presented in 2020:

H2IQ Hour: Integrating Hydrogen Tech and the Grid to Enable Efficient and Stable Energy Systems

November 24, 2020

The November H2IQ Hour highlighted activities at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to evaluate, test, and validate the integration of hydrogen production technologies and the electrical grid. Electrolyzers, which use electricity and water to produce hydrogen, have the potential to stabilize electrical demand while producing valuable hydrogen for target end-use applications. The H2IQ Hour highlighted findings from research and demonstration efforts validating how electrolyzers can support grid services. In addition, the H2IQ Hour discussed how these efforts support DOE and EERE-wide initiatives including H2@Scale and Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES).

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H2IQ Hour: Highlighting H2@Scale Demonstration Projects

October 8, 2020

A special H2IQ Hour in recognition of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, for a deep dive on the demonstration efforts that are supporting EERE’s H2@Scale vision for affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and utilization across multiple applications in the United States. With October 8 (10/08) chosen to represent the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day is an opportunity to celebrate progress in the field. As part of that celebration, this webinar provides an overview of the H2@Scale vision highlighting three H2@Scale demonstration projects.

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H2IQ Hour: How Advanced Manufacturing is Helping Address Needs in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

September 29, 2020

The September H2IQ Hour highlighted EERE's Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and specific examples of how its work is advancing hydrogen and fuel cell manufacturing technologies. The webinar highlighted R&D efforts that address AMO's and HFTO's shared mission space, including recently selected H2@Scale projects focused on improving manufacturing processes for hydrogen production technologies. AMO technology managers also discussed other R&D projects that address key crosscutting challenges and barriers associated with electrolyzers, advanced composite materials for compressed hydrogen gas storage, roll-to-roll processes, and others.

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H2IQ Hour: Get to Know DOE's New Transportation Annual Technology Baseline Website

August 27, 2020

The August H2IQ Hour reviewed the DOE's new Transportation Annual Technology Baseline (ATB) website. Building upon the Electricity ATB, the Transportation ATB provides a publicly accessible source of DOE technology data for current and potential future vehicles and fuels. Fuels and powertrains featured on the website include gasoline, natural gas, diesel, biofuels, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

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H2IQ Hour: Cold and Cryo-Compressed Hydrogen Storage R&D and Applications

July 28, 2020

The July H2IQ Hour highlighted research and development (R&D) activities at DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to screen, validate, and test the ability of specific materials to safely and efficiently be used with hydrogen while also undergoing large pressure cycles at cold and cryogenic temperatures. The H2IQ Hour covered how specific materials contribute to the performance of cryogenic hydrogen storage tanks, and highlighted specific examples of how these systems are used in National Aeronautics and Space Administration applications.

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H2IQ Hour: What's New with the Center for Hydrogen Safety?

June 23, 2020

The June H2IQ Hour highlights specific Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) efforts from the past year to foster information sharing and collaboration on hydrogen safety among hydrogen and fuel cell companies and stakeholders. The CHS is the result of the collaboration between HFTO, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and various global stakeholders. By leveraging decades of hydrogen safety experience, the CHS serves as an asset to the hydrogen and fuel cells community. Resources and expertise available through the CHS enable the safe handling and use of hydrogen across multiple sectors of the economy, including transportation, manufacturing, energy storage, and power generation. Participation in the CHS ensures that groups of experts have a common communication platform with a global scope to make safety information, guidance, and expertise available to all stakeholders.

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H2IQ Hour: Resource Assessment for Hydrogen Production

June 10, 2020

This H2IQ Hour highlights research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to assess the potential for hydrogen production from domestic resources in the United States. 

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H2IQ Hour: Leveraging Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Tech to Help Coronavirus Relief Efforts 

May 27, 2020

The May H2IQ Hour features how researchers and industry stakeholders are leveraging hydrogen and fuel cell R&D insights, equipment, and facilities to address specific needs during the COVID-19 health crisis. The webinar will highlight examples of hydrogen and fuel cell R&D activities and how these activities are helping jump-start improvements to the design and manufacturing of health care devices, protective equipment, and hand sanitizer. The H2IQ Hour will include perspectives from four stakeholders and how their work is making a difference in the COVID-19 relief efforts: Air Co., E-Spin Technologies, Giner ELX, and Stanford University. 

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H2IQ Hour: How IPHE is Fostering Global Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Collaboration and Coordination 

April 28, 2020

The April H2IQ Hour featured the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) and how the program is fostering collaboration and coordination across multiple countries and other global initiatives to accelerate progress in hydrogen and fuel cells. Established in 2003, the IPHE brings together 19 member countries and the European Commission to share information and join forces in areas such as harmonization of regulations and safety codes and standards, outreach and information dissemination, coordination of activities that are aligned with country minister-level commitments, and other international initiatives. IPHE’s Secretariat Tim Karlsson and EERE’s FCTO Director and IPHE Chair, Sunita Satyapal, will provide an overview of IPHE’s activities, examples of global progress, and ways stakeholders can get involved in IPHE’s efforts to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen and fuel cells in the economy.

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H2IQ Hour: Analysis of Advanced Hydrogen Production and Delivery Pathways

March 25, 2020

The March H2IQ Hour featured an update from Strategic Analysis on hydrogen production analysis. The webinar discussed recent analysis of multiple hydrogen production technologies that are part of the Office's project portfolio, as well as feedback from industry partners on the analysis. An example of technologies covered in this effort is advanced water splitting for hydrogen production, including low-temperature electrolysis and novel high-temperature electrolysis from solid oxide cells. The webinar also presented results from the analysis, including key cost and performance bottlenecks that can be addressed to help the Office achieve its targets.

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Clean Energy Ministerial's Hydrogen Initiative (NICE) Webinar: Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?

March 18, 2020

In this webinar, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Director Sunita Satyapal and Office of Nuclear Energy's Acting Assistant Secretary Alice Caponiti presented on the latest status of hydrogen and nuclear technologies, including where opportunities exist when the two areas come together. The webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy Ministerial's Hydrogen Initiative (NICE), also featured experts from other countries, including Canada and Japan, and other international collaboration organizations, including the International Energy Agency and the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy, to provide a global perspective on the topic.

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H2IQ Hour: The Latest on EERE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells R&D Portfolio

February 18, 2020

This webinar featured an update on EERE's hydrogen and fuel cells activities, future plans, and focus areas. EERE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Director, Dr. Sunita Satyapal, highlighted hydrogen and fuel cell technology status and progress toward achieving DOE targets, discussing specific examples of how the Program's project portfolio is addressing technology challenges. The H2IQ Hour also introduced the Program's H2@Scale vision and the newly selected projects that support it; international engagements; and how stakeholders can get involved with the Program.

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Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models Update 2.0

January 28, 2020

This webinar discussed updates to the Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models (HyRAM) software, a toolkit for assessing key barriers to hydrogen use in multiple applications. The presentation focused on HyRAM 2.0's newly flexible fault tree options, how these options fit into the larger set of calculations, and how these can be used in various new ways. The presentation also outlined the newly open-source software's source code structure, how users can perform their own quantitative risk assessments using the underlying Python modules, and how users can integrate their own code developments into HyRAM.

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