Hydrogen Part 3:  Hydrogen is not a Commodity Like Petroleum — Understanding the Differences

It’s easy to think of hydrogen as a substitute for petroleum.  But petroleum is both an energy source and carrier and can be easily stored.  Replacing it will require a triad of electricity, hydrogen and ammonia (NH3) and there are challenges with transporting and storing all three.  This webinar explained the role of each, described this new energy paradigm, and compared the trade-offs between transportation costs and conversion losses.

Original air date:  Thursday Oct 29, 2020

Watch free re-posted video, but please register here first

Click here to watch re-posted webinar video

Co-hosts:  Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory  /   Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition
Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA)   /  Colorado Hydrogen Network

PowerPoint slide deck used in webinar — Hydrogen is not a Commodity like Petroleum PPT slide deck

Listen to the Hydrogen Now Podcast of this webinar —  Click here

Moderator:  Brian DeBruine, Director of Operations, Colorado Hydrogen Network


Krista Mann, VP of US Operations, Eneus Energy
Joe Beach, CEO and CTO, Starfire Energy

*******************************************Speaker Bios*******************************************************

Brian DeBruine
Director of Operations
Colorado Hydrogen Network

Brian DeBruine is a retired Systems Engineer and Business Development Manager with Honeywell Aerospace who is one of the founders of the Colorado Hydrogen Network and now serves that organization full time.


Brian LaPlante  (unable to join webinar)
Back When Foods, Inc

Brian LaPlante is involved with the utilization of fermentation technologies for food production and energy production.  His interest in the potential for ammonia and hydrogen production from fermentation of agricultural products has led to his involvement in developing a Midwest hydrogen and ammonia supply chain for the coming change in the energy sectors.  He is leading the formation of a multi-state hydrogen and ammonia taskforce focusing on synchronization of the supply chain for the widespread use of fuel cell technology.

Krista Mann
Vice President US Operations
Eneus Energy

Krista Mann is head of US Operations for Eneus Energy and is focused on growing a new green hydrogen and green ammonia industry.  She has 17 years of experience in the renewable electricity sector.


Joe Beach
Starfire Energy

Joe Beach is CEO and CTO of Starfire Energy. He leads their development ammonia fuel technologies. He previously worked in solar energy systems and was a founder of a thin film CdTe solar panel start-up.

Webinar co-hosts