UCF - Hydrogen: The Time is Now

Thursday, September, 8    9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET
UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Decarbonization is one of the most important topics for a sustainable future. As the world continues to move towards a low-carbon economy, with more than 110 countries and 200 of the world’s largest companies pledging to achieve net zero carbon by 2050, hydrogen will play a critical role in the energy transition.

A transition of this size requires collaboration across the government, public and private sectors, academia, NGO s, and communities around the world.

One thing is clear, the energy transition has to be clean, affordable, accessible, and reliable. Join us for this hybrid event as we bring together Central Florida companies and academia to create a path toward a decarbonized future.

Why Attend? 

  1. - Understand DOE’s perspective and efforts for an energy sustainable energy future.
  2. - Engage and strengthen the Florida area as hydrogen technology and innovation hub.
  3. - Engage and learn from interested stakeholders regarding their efforts for a sustainable energy future.
  4. - Engage with Florida companies who are creating a sustainable energy future and what would be the role of hydrogen in this future.
  5. - Identify and develop research opportunities to advance the hydrogen economy to support the power industry.
  6. - Develop the workforce to support a net zero carbon energy future.

 Join us on this journey to achieve decarbonization

Event Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Keynote: DOE perspective for sustainable energy future

Jennifer Wilcox, DOE

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Fireside Chat: Achieving a Net Zero Future: Collaboration, Technologies,
and Talent

Alexander Cartwright, President University of Central Florida
Bill Newsom, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Power Americas

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Panel 1: Developing and deploying hydrogen infrastructure and technologies to reach net zero

Moderator: Jay Kapat
Tim Allison, SwRI
David Alonso, Mitsubishi Power
Alex Hoffs, PSM
Laura Parkan, AirLiquide
Hayner Rude, Texas Brine
Karl Spencer-Armond, Siemens Energy

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Networking Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Panel 2: A Hydrogen Economy to Decarbonize Operations and the Policies Needed to Support the Transition

Moderator: Grace Bochenek
Wayne Johnson, Duke Energy
Anthony Norrow, Universal
Hayner Rude, Texas Brine
Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Alexander Cartwright, President University of Central Florida
Bill Newsom, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Power Americas

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Network, Lunch and Media Interviews