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Tue, Feb 15



Hydrogen as an Energy Source

An overview of federal hydrogen policy, NY state hydrogen pilots and the challenges and opportunities with hydrogen blends

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Feb 15, 2022, 3:00 PM


About The Event

View a recording of the webinar here.

Hydrogen is the simplest and most abundant element on earth—it consists of only one proton and one electron. Hydrogen can store and deliver usable energy. Hydrogen can be produced from diverse, domestic resources. Hydrogen is a clean fuel that can play an important role in our state and national energy strategy, with the potential for use in a broad range of applications, across virtually all sectors—transportation, commercial, industrial, residential, and portable power. Hydrogen can provide energy for use in diverse applications, including distributed or combined-heat-and-power; backup power; systems for storing and enabling renewable energy; portable power; auxiliary power for trucks, aircraft, rail, and ships; specialty vehicles such as forklifts; and passenger and freight vehicles including cars, trucks, and buses. 

This session will explore real world applications of hydrogen and discuss opportunities and challenges.

Pradeep Kileti, P.E. is the Director, Future of Heat Engineering for National Grid. Pradheep leads on innovation, research and development, helping bring sustainable energy plans and ideas to reality. He also guides many technical aspects of National Grid’s renewables efforts on the journey towards net zero. 

Tony LaRusso, Project Director, National Grid Ventures. Tony LaRusso has been a part of National Grid for 24 years, and currently serves as Project Director for National Grid Ventures, the company’s competitive division focused on accelerating the development of our clean energy future. As Project Director, Tony is responsible for the development of hydrogen projects within NGV. His previous project work includes leading the Fields Point Liquefaction Project through a successful FERC certificate approval, Project Director for Vermont Green Line HVDC transmission project, and leading work streams within other large NGV projects including Granite State Power Link and the NY Bight OSW Joint Venture Development. Tony manages NGV ownership in Millennium Pipeline and serves as SHE Lead for US NGV Strategic Development and Partnerships. 

Alex Fridlyand, Ph.D.: Alex is Senior Engineer within the Building Energy Efficiency group at GTI. His research and experience have focused on novel combustion system design, emerging HVAC&R equipment, as well as building energy modeling. He has over ten years of experience in applied and theoretical research in combustion, heat transfer, and thermodynamics. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Yan Zhao, Ph.D.: Yan joined GTI in 2021 as a research engineer in the Building Energy Efficiency Group. His recent research work has focused on hydrogen blending into combustion applications and natural gas infrastructures. Yan received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Irvine, his Master’s degree from Chinese

Academy of Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree from Hebei University of Technology.

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