May 14, 2019
8:00 am On-site Registration
8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:45 am Keynote
Robert Brown, Iowa State University
Session 1: Drop-In Biofuels
9:45 am The Economics of Fuel Production
Dick T. Co, Co Strategy Partners
Abstract: Many of today’s prevalent renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, are inherently intermittent. Thus, energy storage is a critical piece to deeper penetration and adoption of alternative energy. This talk will focus on technologies that harness renewable energy and store that energy in the form of chemical bonds (fuels) and the innovations needed to commercialize them.
10:30 am Coffee Break
10:45 am In it for the Long Haul: How Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Compliment the Electrification Movement
Bailey Arnold, Clean Air Initiatives
Abstract: Biodiesel and renewable diesel are fast becoming a top choice for green fleets and homeowners across the United States. This talk will focus on how these advanced biofuels are making an impact from San Francisco to New York City and everywhere in-between.
11:30 pm Wonder Weed to Wonder Fuel
Peter Johnsen, BMI Biofuels
12:15 pm Lunch
Session 2: Gaseous Fuels from Waste Products
1:15 pm From Waste to Fuel
Matt Hagen, LanzaTech
Abstract: To produce the volumes of renewable fuels needed to support decarbonization of the transport sector, technologies that can produce low carbon fuels for blending are needed. This talk will focus on a gas fermentation technology that converts recycled carbon rich industrial off gases from many industries including the metals processing and oil refining industries into fuels and chemicals.
2:00 pm Advances in Gas-to-Liquid Fuels
Terry Marker, GTI
2:45 pm Coffee Break
3:00 pm Speaker TBA
3:45 pm Panel Discussion
5:30 pm Adjournment
Informal Dinner (Location TBA)
May 15, 2019
Session 3: Hydrogen Use in the Transportation Sector
8:30 am The Emerging Hydrogen Economy: Recent Trends with Large Vehicles
Timothy Lindsey (University of Illinois)
Abstract: Despite significant planning and investment in the early 2000s, the hydrogen industry failed to deliver significant deployments of fuel cell technologies and financial returns for investors. This talk will focus on the recent developments to address shortfalls and the considerable progress made toward improving the technology’s performance.
9:15 am Recent Advances in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Transportation Applications
John Kopasz (ANL)
Abstract: Hydrogen is a key part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) strategy to secure U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies and advance U.S. economic competitiveness. This talk will focus on developments from DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program, recent trends expanding fuel cell vehicles into the medium and heavy duty market, and how fuel cells can enable zero emission vehicles in these markets.
10:00 am Efficiency Analysis for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Vehicle
Fuel cell vehicle performance is impacted by many factors including the fuel cell idle fuel flow and sub-freezing temperatures. This talk will discuss the fuel cell stack and system efficiency curves for a Toyota Mirai and how this system efficiency translates into fuel economy results. The presentation will include a brief vehicle efficiency comparison between a conventional car, a hybrid car, an electric car and the fuel cell car.
10:45 am Coffee Break
11:00 am Distributed Hydrogen Generation for Fuel Cell Vehicles
Osman Akpolat, GTI
Abstract: Hydrogen production through liquid phase reforming is a novel approach for the conversion of oxygenated compounds to form high pressure hydrogen. This talk will compare this method to conventional steam reforming (SM) and examine the impact on capital cost, process complexity, delivery pressures, and the ability to use renewable feed stocks and utilize waste heat.
11:45 pm Hydrogen Bus Implementation in Champaign-Urbana
Jane Sullivan, CUMTD
Abstract: The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) is the public transit agency serving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus and surrounding community. MTD will deploy two New Flyer 60-foot fuel cell electric buses with supporting hydrogen infrastructure next year. This project will be the first commercial deployment of articulated fuel cell buses in the US. This talk will discuss on-site hydrogen production from renewable sources and plans to expand this initial fuel cell and station investment with future fuel cell buses.
12:30 pm Lunch