COMPRESSORtech2 calls first hydrogen summit

27 September 2022

In response to intense industry interest on alternative energy, KHL Group will host the first COMPRESSORtech2 Hydrogen Summit to provide key information on hydrogen blending, compression and related equipment challenges. The one-day event will be held April 25, 2023, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Houston, Texas, USA.

Speakers at the event will provide insights into the equipment needed to compress, transport and store hydrogen.

“This event will provide clarity on what role hydrogen can play in the energy transition and how OEMs can design and build the equipment the industry needs to make that happen,” said Keefe Borden, editor of COMPRESSORtech2. “We have seen a consistent need for more information about how quickly the industry is working and what OEMs and their partners need to do to prepare.”

The summit is designed to give attendees insights into how the industry is responding to the coming changes and how quickly those changes might occur.

Studies have shown the debate around hydrogen is more than just talk. The worldwide pipeline of hydrogen projects continues to grow.

A recent report from the Hydrogen Council shows 680 large-scale (above 1 MW of electrolysis or equivalent) hydrogen project proposals have been announced, representing a total direct investment of US$240 billion between now and 2030. That represents an increase of 50% since November 2021.

Because of the growing number of commitments worldwide, the quest for clean energy solutions has never been greater from stakeholders at every level. Policymakers worldwide are looking for ways to encourage the production, storage, transportation, and use of hydrogen. The U.S. government, to cite one example, has granted significant tax credits to hydrogen from renewable sources.

The European Commission, as a second example, has established a new European Hydrogen Bank designed to guarantee the purchase of hydrogen through a €3 billion initial commitment.

As the industry demands changes, producers, refiners, OEMs and their partners worldwide are aggressively seeking ways to make, blend, transport and store hydrogen safely.

The goal of the Compressortech2 Hydrogen Summit is to bring leaders together to network and share knowledge, successes and challenges relating to hydrogen blending, equipment, and compression.

The agenda will include speakers who can address hydrogen testing on existing equipment, hydrogen compression equipment and technology, hydrogen blending, and hydrogen and gas turbines. Packagers and leasing companies have shown a keen interest in hydrogen as many end users want to explore its potential. Midstream operators and upstream producers are aggressively seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Other industry players want to meet with potential equipment buyers and to associate their brand with clean energy and clear ESG goals.

Many OEMs and third-party equipment makers want a better understanding of how different metals react with hydrogen, particularly when it’s under pressure.

Please visit www.ct2summit.com for information on how to get involved and regular updates.

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