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November 10, 2022

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

Spring 2023 date to be announced soon!

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Why H2 & Carbon Capture

Appalachian Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Conference IV will follow the path of the first three sold-out conferences. Presentations have ranged from operating experience in projects – such as Long Ridge Energy, projects underway – such as Navigator CO2 Ventures Heartland Greenway $3.5 billion CCS project and new strategic initiatives – such as the Appalachian Alliance involving EQT Corporation, Equinor, GE Gas Power, Marathon Petroleum (including its affiliate MPLX), Mitsubishi Power, Shell Polymers and US Steel.

The convergence of Wall Street, Environmental Groups, Big Energy and Governments is driving new projects with breath taking speed. ExxonMobil estimates hydrogen and carbon capture sequestration to be a $3 trillion market by 2040! The US Department of Energy, by way of the infrastructure bill passed in late 2021 is awarding $8 billion for hydrogen projects and $12 billion in Carbon Capture Sequestration. Globally projects are progressing with the same sense of urgency. South Korea is well on the way to 6.2 million hydrogen vehicles on the road by 2040.

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. 

THANK YOU to our Spring 2022 Speakers

Our Spring 2022 speakers are leaders and industry experts here to share their knowledge with you. Our Fall 2022 Speaker Line-up will be posted soon.

Our Location

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

Spring 2022 Conference Agenda

Our third conference had a great lineup of events and speakers!

  • 6 PM - 9 PM Wednesday, April 20, 2022
    6 PM - 9 PM Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    Evening Networking Tour and Reception
    AUMA Actuators will be hosting a facility tour and reception. During this evening event you will see the operations of AUMA Actuators and tour the production facility to see how products are built. After the tour, please stay a while and enjoy some food and drinks. Just minutes from our hotel.

  • Thursday, April 21 2022
  • 7:15 AM Registration and Breakfast
    7:15 AM Registration and Breakfast

    Registration, breakfast and name badge pick-up. Breakfast sponsored by Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

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

    Joe Barone, President and Founder, Shale Directories

  • 8:15 AM: Opening Remarks
    8:15 AM: Opening Remarks

    Tom Gellrich, Founder, H2-CCS Network

  • 8:30 AM: First Year of Hydrogen Net-Zero Operations
    8:30 AM: First Year of Hydrogen Net-Zero Operations

    Robert "Bo" Wholey, President, Long Ridge Energy

  • 9:15 AM: Technology Breakthrough to Hydrogen
    9:15 AM: Technology Breakthrough to Hydrogen

    Anna Wishart, Director of Governmental Affairs, Monolith Chemicals

  • 9:45 AM: e-Vinci Micro Reactor to Onsite Net-Zero Hydrogen
    9:45 AM: e-Vinci Micro Reactor to Onsite Net-Zero Hydrogen

    Michael Valore, Sr. Directoru, Advanced ReactorCommercialization, Westinghouse

  • 10:30 AM: Break
    10:30 AM: Break

    Sponsored by Mustang Sampling.

  • 10:45 AM: The Alliance Roundtable Discussion

    Representatives from Equinor, US Steel, and Shell including John Hines from Shell, Karen Matusic from Equinor, and Christopher Masciantonio from US Steel. Moderated by Michael Docherty, IN-2-Market.

  • 11:45 AM: Washington County, PA
    11:45 AM: Washington County, PA

    The Honorable Larry Maggi, Vice Chair, Washington County Commissioners

  • Noon: Lunch
    Noon: Lunch

    Sponsored by Wishgard

  • 1:00 PM: The AEIS Project
    1:00 PM: The AEIS Project

    Kip Tygard, President and Managing Partner, Wishgard

  • 1:30 PM: Heartland Greenway BioEthanol CCS
    1:30 PM: Heartland Greenway BioEthanol CCS

    David Giles, Chief Operating Officer, Navigator CO2 Ventures

  • 2:15 PM: American Petroleum Association
    2:15 PM: American Petroleum Association

    Marcus Koblitz, Sr. Policy Advisor, Climate & ESG, API. Presenting VIRTUAL.

  • 2:45 PM: Updated Plans for Zero Operations
    2:45 PM: Updated Plans for Zero Operations

    Perry Babb, Founder and Chairman, KeyStates to Zero

  • 3:30 PM: Closing Remarks
    3:30 PM: Closing Remarks

    Joe Barone, President, Shale Directories and Founder, H2 and Carbon Capture Network

  • 4:00 PM Closing Reception
    4:00 PM Closing Reception

    Allegheny Room, sponsored by Archaea Energy