UH Energy Symposium Series: Houston: The Low Carbon Energy Capital - A Roadmap: Hydrogen
Friday, October 23, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Global decarbonization momentum has elevated the focus on the unique and many roles of hydrogen (H2) in a low carbon future energy system. The greater Houston area has the world’s leading hydrogen system, and the opportunity to bring substantial volumes of clean blue hydrogen to market quickly. Regional trucking and export markets appear promising. Unique power market (e.g., rapidly growing renewable power) and storage features offer advantages to initiating green hydrogen and hydrogen storage projects as well. To activate H2 expansion, select policy and funding support in CCUS and H2 infrastructure and in the power system is required. Amidst cost and technology uncertainties, adoption of long-term policies and funding mechanisms will also be required for the Houston area to reach its full potential as a global H2 hub.