Harnessing Renewable Hydrogen
for Long Term Energy Storage
Wednesday, May 12 | 9 a.m. PT
A reliable and affordable energy system is essential to the operation of nearly every function of the economy. One of the biggest challenges facing grid operators is to find cost effective ways to balance renewable energy production with demand. While batteries provide some flexibility, the ability to store large quantities of low-cost energy over long periods of time is essential to fill seasonal gaps and to address the prevalence of renewable energy droughts. Integrating renewable hydrogen into system design will address these holes. 
Watch this one hour Renewable Gas 360 webinar recording to hear researchers from Caltech:

  • Discuss the role of long duration storage in supporting grid reliability and affordability
  • Present their industry-leading research on the prevalence of renewable energy droughts and their potential impact on renewable energy dependent grids
  • Describe strategies to mitigate gaps in renewable power generation and weather related events
  • Discuss policies and programs that grid operators and policy makers can implement to ensure a more reliable and resilient renewable power system

Nathan S. Lewis
George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry

California Institute of Technology
Katherine Rinaldi
Ph.D. Candidate

California Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Dowling
Ph.D. Candidate

California Institute of Technology
Bill Zobel
Executive Director

California Hydrogen Business Council


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Standards: State Leadership
Watch the recording of this 60-minute webinar, which took place January 27, to hear from state policymakers who are leading the effort to pass renewable gas requirements.
Getting to Neutral: The Importance of Renewable Gas in Decarbonizing Society
Watch the recording of this 1-hour webinar, which took place June 17, to hear key findings from the recently published Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) report, “Getting to Neutral." Learn about strategies that can enable states to accelerate their efforts to fight climate change.  
Exploring Renewable Hydrogen Production Pathways

Watch the recording of this 75-minute webinar, which took place September 9, to learn about some of the most promising renewable hydrogen production technologies and about how these pathways can be promoted and advanced through sensible public policy.
Renewable Gas Propane Production Pathways

Watch the recording of this 75-minute webinar, which took place February 17, to learn about renewable propane's role as a climate-friendly fuel.
Blending Renewable Hydrogen into the Natural Gas Pipeline: Key Opportunities and Challenges
Watch the recording of this 75-minute webinar, which took place December 10, to learn how renewable hydrogen can be an important solution for the storage of renewable electricity and the decarbonization of our gas supply.
National & State RNG Supply: Increasing Opportunities for Decarbonization
Watch the recording of this 75-minute webinar, which took place July 30, to hear key findings from two recent reports that forecast RNG production volumes by feedstock and detail RNG’s unique ability to meaningfully and cost effectively reduce GHG emissions across all sectors of the economy.
How Renewable Gases Can Help Decentralize the Grid: Fuel Cells & Microgrids
Watch the recording of this 75-minute webinar, which took place October 28, to learn about renewable gas powered fuel cells, microgrid developers, and insight into the policies that can be implemented to accelerate the proliferation of climate friendly microgrids powered by zero emission fuel cells.

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