... Hydrogen Panel to Discuss Low-Carbon Future of Pipelines

Hydrogen Panel to Discuss Low-Carbon Future of Pipelines: Pipeline Leadership Conference Preview

The 2021 Pipeline Leadership Conference will take place Nov. 17-18, in The Woodlands, Texas, at the Embassy Suites The Woodlands/Hughes Landing. The theme for this year’s conference is “Pipelines and Gas Distribution Systems in a Low-Carbon Future.” Attendees from more than 40 companies will be in attendance. Registration information is available at the conference website, plconference.com/registration.

A highlight of the event is the panel discussion on Nov. 18, titled “The Hydrogen Revolution: Repositioning the Pipeline and Gas Distribution Industry for a Low-Carbon Future.” This presentation will look at how initiatives aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions are shaping the future of the energy pipeline industry.

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Decarbonization initiatives are driving forces toward the use of low-carbon gases and fuels and toward what is likely a three-gas solution: CH4 (Natural Gas), H2 (Hydrogen) and CO2 (Carbon Dioxide). Incorporating clean hydrogen as an energy carrier can leverage the nation’s existing, widespread and robust energy infrastructure to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon future. In addition, the associated fuel cell opportunities, using hydrogen as a type of storage paired with renewable power generation, incorporation of carbon capture and/or carbon sequestration options with hydrocarbons, and hydrogen as a transportation fuel; all of which open disruptive opportunities for pipeline owner/operators, LDCs and the engineering, construction and technology providers that serve them. Attend this session and gain insights into where this market is headed and the implications to your business.

The session will be led by moderator Cliff Johnson, president of the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), and features panelists Yuri Freedman, senior director of business development for the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Brian Weeks, senior director of business development for the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), and John Wilson, senior director of business development for EN Engineering.

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Conference sponsors include Artera, Price Gregory, American Petroleum Institute, Leighton Services, Lincoln Electric, GeoEngineers, Asite, PLCA and LB Foster.

The conference is organized by Benjamin Media Inc. and North American Oil & Gas Pipelines in cooperation with Continuum Capital. Visit plconference.com for updates and additional information.

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