Bureau of Economic Geology

Exploring the Potential of Hydrogen Energy Virtual Event This Fall

August 22, 2022
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In situ hydrogen gas generation.

The Bureau of Economic Geology and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) are cosponsoring the “Hydrogen 2022 Virtual Technical Symposium: Exploring the Potential of Hydrogen Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean” to take place on December 1 and 2, 2022. Dr. Lorena Moscardelli, STARR Principal Investigator and Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, is General Co-Chair of the event.

As part of the ongoing energy transition, geoscientists and engineers working in today’s energy industry no longer look at the subsurface exclusively as a place to extract conventional resources like oil and gas but also as a permanent sink for carbon dioxide emissions or as a “super battery” through hydrogen storage. Researchers, led by Bureau Deputy Director Mark Shuster, in the Bureau’s newly formed GeoH2 consortium have recently highlighted the importance of hydrogen infrastructure expansion, including hydrogen storage, in an Oil & Gas Journal article available here. Resource availability, access to technology, local conditions, public policies, and political considerations all determine the pace at which the emerging hydrogen economy will develop in the United States and other areas, including the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

This AAPG virtual event convenes geoscience professionals, engineers, economists, and entrepreneurs from the energy industry, academia, and the investment sector to share ideas, best practices, and lessons learned to help face the challenges associated with developing a hydrogen economy. The Hydrogen 2022 technical program committee is accepting technical abstracts for two main themes “Hydrogen Rainbow: from Generation to Market” and “Hydrogen Strategies and Regulatory Considerations.”

The committee has particular interest in presentations highlighting state-of-the-art concepts, methodologies, case stories, and future directions relating to hydrogen in the Latin America and Caribbean regions. They also seek case studies from around the world illustrating the successful implementation of new scientific techniques and technologies under the main themes.

The deadline for abstract submission is September 2. You can submit your abstracts: HERE

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Conterminous United States natural gas pipeline and geological storage sites.


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