Learn about Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) webinars held in 2022 through the descriptions and linked materials below. Also view webinar archives from other years.

Webinars presented in 2022:

December H2IQ Hour: Overview of Record-Setting High-Throughput Hydrogen Fueling at NREL

December 19, 2022

This H2IQ Hour webinar provided an overview of high-throughput hydrogen fueling technologies at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This webinar covered NREL's new heavy-duty fueling capabilities and the history of the lab's heavy-duty fueling R&D; discussed modeling capabilities and how modeling informs research; and shared exciting outcomes from these projects, as well as next steps and future research plans.

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November H2IQ Hour: Demonstrations of H2A-Lite and H2FAST Models

November 3, 2022

This H2IQ Hour included an overview and demonstration of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Hydrogen Analysis Lite Production (H2A-Lite) model and Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool (H2FAST) by Michael (Misho) Penev, senior analyst for infrastructure and energy storage analysis at NREL, currently on detail to DOE. H2A-Lite is a user-friendly model that provides a high-level techno-economic view of different hydrogen production technologies, including breakdowns of hydrogen cost as well as expected emissions of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants. H2FAST provides convenient, in-depth financial analysis of hydrogen systems, including annual projections of income statements, cash flow statements, and balance sheets. Both H2A-Lite and H2FAST are based on prior NREL models that have been used by thousands of stakeholders around the world.

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Hydrogen 101: The Basics of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Buildings and Plants

October 13, 2022

In honor of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on 10/08, HFTO joined Better Buildings for a featured hydrogen 101 webinar. Speakers shared examples of how hydrogen and fuel cells can be used in buildings and plants to help reduce carbon and criteria pollutant emissions.

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October H2IQ Hour: Workforce Development in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

October 6, 2022

As part of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell week activities, this extended edition of the H2IQ Hour webinar included discussion of workforce development in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry and efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). Terrence Mosley, senior advisor for diversity for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), presented on ensuring DEIA in EERE activities, programs, and engagement, along with an update from Tommy Rockward of Los Alamos National Laboratory on their DEIA efforts and involvement with the Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program.

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H2IQ Hour: HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Capabilities Overview

September 16, 2022

This H2IQ Hour included an overview of the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials consortium and it's direct solar hydrogen production capabilities. HydroGEN Director Huyen Dinh, of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, presented an overview of the consortium and highlight capabilities that can support collaborative R&D projects on solar fuels, including photoelectrochemical and solar thermochemical water splitting pathways. 

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H2IQ Hour: Addressing NOx Emissions from Gas Turbines Fueled with Hydrogen

September 15, 2022 

This H2IQ Hour included an update on the National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) activities focused on DOE low nitrogen oxide (NOx) targets and state-of-the-art technology for hydrogen fueled gas turbines. In addition to speakers from NETL, this webinar will also feature presentations from the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management and supporting industry speakers.

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H2IQ Hour: Exploring Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects in Disadvantaged Communities

August 31, 2022

This H2IQ Hour included a snapshot of DOE environmental justice priorities from Tony Reames, deputy director for energy justice, followed by a demonstration from Zac Taie of HFTO on how the H2Matchmaker tool can help identify opportunities in disadvantaged communities. This H2IQ Hour also included perspectives from two hydrogen technology deployment projects, exploring their potential impact on communities through an environmental justice lens. 

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H2IQ Hour: Introducing the Hydrogen Shot Incubator Prize

July 7, 2022

This H2IQ Hour included an introduction to the Hydrogen Shot Incubator Prize. Contest administrators from DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory covered prize timelines, deliverables, and voucher details. First announced on Earth Day 2022 by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, the $2.6 million prize will support DOE efforts to identify, develop, and test disruptive technologies that reduce the cost of clean hydrogen production and meet the Hydrogen Shot goal of $1 per kilogram of clean hydrogen in one decade. 

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H2IQ Hour: GREET Model for Hydrogen Life Cycle Emissions

June 15, 2022

Argonne National Laboratory provided an overview of its Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies (GREET) model and demonstrated how GREET can simulate life cycle emissions from a wide range of user-defined hydrogen production, delivery, and use pathways. The National Energy Technology Laboratory discussed a recent publication on fossil-based hydrogen production technologies and provided a deep dive on the key drivers of cost and life cycle emissions from current commercial hydrogen production scenarios using coal, natural gas, biomass, and carbon capture and storage.

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H2IQ Hour: Concentrated Solar Power as a Pathway for Electrolytic Hydrogen Production

April 27, 2022

This H2IQ Hour shared how concentrated solar power can enable clean hydrogen production goals. William Xi and Mark Ruth of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory presented a new solar-electrolysis techno-economic assessment capability: low-temperature and high-temperature electrolysis in the System Advisor Model (SAM) environment. They also shared analysis results including opportunities for solar-hydrogen systems to achieve the $2/kg hydrogen cost target on the pathway to meet Hydrogen Shot's goal of $1 per kilogram of clean hydrogen in one decade.

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H2IQ Hour: Design and Operation of Metallic Pipelines for Service in Hydrogen and Blends

March 29, 2022 

This H2IQ Hour featured Dr. Christopher San Marchi and discussed the compatibility of pipeline materials with hydrogen and blends of hydrogen and natural gas. National laboratories within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydrogen Materials Compatibility Consortium (H-Mat) have led research and development (R&D) on hydrogen pipelines for over a decade in collaboration with other leading research groups and industry members throughout the United States. This R&D work has informed codes and standards that guide the design of hydrogen technologies. Currently, H-Mat is leading R&D on pipeline materials within DOE's HyBlend initiative to enable hydrogen blending in natural gas pipelines.

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H2IQ Hour: Overview of DOE Requests for Information Supporting Hydrogen BIL Provisions, and Environmental Justice Priorities

February 24, 2022

This H2IQ Hour provided an overview of two Department of Energy (DOE) requests of information (RFI) in support of hydrogen provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), and an update on environmental justice activities and priorities. 

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