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October 5, 2023

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   //  Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Southpointe

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Where Are the Billions for Hydrogen & Carbon Capture?

The passage of the Bilateral Infrastructure Bill and the Inflation Reduction Act have billions budgeted for hydrogen generation and carbon capture sequestration. The Feds have not distributed these funds. Many corporations, organizations and businesses are wondering what is the status of the programs.

Questions are being asked:

Is there a threat to these funds?

Is there still an opportunity?

When are these funds coming out? 

How do we prepare our team?

All these questions have companies and organization wondering where do they go for latest best information.  There’s an easy answer the Appalachian Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Conference IV on November 10, 2022 at Southpointe in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.  The conference will feature a number of speakers who work closely with the Department of Energy and understand the workings of Washington and the oil and gas industry. 

Why hydrogen? It’s an energy-dense fuel that when burned produces only water and can leverage the existing natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. With the use of hydrogen and natural gas blends, residential, commercial and power sectors can gradually de-carbonize as hydrogen supplies come online. Converting renewable energy to hydrogen will smooth out the seasonality and intermittence of renewables.

Why carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)? Some carbon dioxide emissions are due to industrial processes such as bio-ethanol, cement and steel making. Capturing and sequestering the carbon dioxide of those processes will de-carbonize entire industry sectors. Post treatment of hydrocarbon combustion with CCS allows trillions in existing assets with remaining operating life to continue to be productive while decarbonizing their operations. The UN IPCC and other groups have labeled CCS as vital to meeting “net zero’ goals. he industry has the core competencies and scale to lead way to a carbon free future. It will require innovative thinking – especially in how to monetize the massive investments. A challenge the industry has been able to address in the past. This conference explores these issues in the unique context of the Appalachian region and your opportunity be a part of the next big thing. Learn from the leaders.

Free Cocktail Reception & Tour courtesy of Auma Actuators Successful!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1000 Southpointe Blvd., 15317

AUMA Actuator, just a few minutes away from our host hotel, hosted a facility tour and reception. During the evening event attendees saw the operations of AUMA Actuators and toured the production facility. 

Closing Reception Sponsored by Archaea Energy Enjoyed by All.

Thursday, April 21, 2022
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

At the conclusion of our day’s agenda, our friends at Archaea Energy hosted a networking cocktail reception. Many attendees stayed to get to know our speakers and other attendees better in a social, casual environment. There was no additional cost to attend this reception, courtesy of Archaea Energy. 

Fall 2022 Speakers

Our Fall 2022 speakers were leaders and industry experts here to share their knowledge with you. We always have a tremendous line-up of speakers to share their experience and knowledge.

Our Location

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Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
1000 Corporate Dr, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Previous Conference Participants Include:

Fall 2022 Conference Agenda

As always, we had a great line-up of Speakers at our Fall, 2022 Conference.

  • 6 PM - 9 PM Wednesday, November 9, 2022

    Evening Reception at Hotel.

  • Thursday, November 10, 2022

    All speaker times tentative. The official order will be listed closer to Conference date.

  • 7:15 AM Registration and Breakfast

    Registration, breakfast and name badge pick-up. Breakfast Sponsorship available.

  • 8:00 AM: Opening Remarks
    8:00 AM: Opening Remarks

    Joe Barone, President and Founder, Shale Directories

  • 8:05 AM: IRA in Large-Scale H2 & CCS
    8:05 AM: IRA in Large-Scale H2 & CCS

    Shawn Bennett, Energy and Resilience Division Manager, Battelle Memorial Institute

  • 8:50 AM:  Economic Competitiveness of Hydrogen
    8:50 AM: Economic Competitiveness of Hydrogen

    Aaron Padilla, Vice President of Corporate Policy, API

  • 9:30 AM: Analysis of Natural Gas Containing Hydrogen
    9:30 AM: Analysis of Natural Gas Containing Hydrogen

    Ken Thomson, President, Mustang Sampling and Valtronics

  • 10:00 AM: Break
    10:00 AM: Break

    Sponsored by Mustang Sampling and Valtronics

  • 10:30 AM: CCS Issues that Challenge Progress Legal Panel
    10:30 AM: CCS Issues that Challenge Progress Legal Panel

    Steptoe and Johnson PLLC
    Dave Flannery, Moderator
    Panelists:
    Kathy Beckett, Steptoe & Johnson
    Armando Benincasa, Steptoe & Johnson Holly Hannold, Equinor

  • 11:50 AM: Lunch
  • 12:40 PM: Washington County, PA
    12:40 PM: Washington County, PA

    Honorable Larry Maggi, Washington County Commissioners

  • 12:50 PM: Road to Zero Emissions
    12:50 PM: Road to Zero Emissions

    David Miracle, Manager of Environmental Sustainability, Nucor Steel

  • 1:20 PM: Greenhouse Gas Emissions End to End
    1:20 PM: Greenhouse Gas Emissions End to End

    Chuck Zelek, Founding Partner, Climate Smart Environmental Consulting

  • 2:05 PM: Trained = Efficient and Effective Workforce
    2:05 PM: Trained = Efficient and Effective Workforce

    Brian Abel, Pipeline Training, IUOE-PLCA

  • 2:25 PM IRA: Key Implications
    2:25 PM IRA: Key Implications

    Jeffrey Soth, Legislative and Political Director, IUOE-PLCA

  • 2:45 PM Stranded Gas to Green Hydrogen
    2:45 PM Stranded Gas to Green Hydrogen

    Perry Babb, CEO, KeyState Energy

  • 3:15 PM Closing Remarks
    3:15 PM Closing Remarks

    Tom Gellrich, Co-Founder, Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Network

  • 3:20 PM Closing Reception
    3:20 PM Closing Reception

    Sponsored by Orion Strategies.