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Please put 7:30 AM Tuesday December 12th on your calendar for the next Energy Finance Discussion Group Breakfast.
Dr. Marc W. Melaina , Team Lead for Infrastructure and Impacts Analysis within the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will present:
“Financing Hydrogen Infrastructure”
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) are being commercialized in California, Japan, Germany, the UK and elsewhere. A critical aspect of commercializing FCEVs is providing a sufficient network of hydrogen refueling stations across urban areas where FCEVs are to be sold. NREL has been analyzing hydrogen infrastructure transition dynamics for over 10 years and has developed sophisticated financial analysis methods and tools to inform potential investors and stakeholder partnerships. This presentation will provide an update on the status of global FCEV and hydrogen station technology and markets, recent infrastructure studies for the H2USA public-private partnership, and a focus on financial analyses and publicly available tools such as the H2FAST web tool and spreadsheet (https://www.nrel.gov/hydrogen/h2fast/).
Dr. Marc W. Melaina is a Senior Engineer and Team Lead for Infrastructure and Impacts Analysis within the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His research addresses early market transitions for alternative fuels, with a focus on scenario development, market barriers, and refueling and charging infrastructure. Before joining NREL in 2007, Dr. Melaina was the Policy and Business Strategy research track director at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Davis. He has worked for Argonne National Laboratory, the National Academy of Sciences, the Defense Logistics Agency, the City of Ann Arbor Energy Office, and the National Transportation Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Melaina graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005 with a Ph.D. from the School of Natural Resources and Environment and an M.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has a B.A. in Physics.
Toyota is investing significantly in Fuel Cell Research. Natural gas is a great source of Hydrogen. I am looking forward to hearing what Dr. Melaina has to say on this fascinating topic!
EFDG will meet at the Denver Athletic Club (DAC) in the Grand Ballroom. DAC is located at 1325 Glenarm Place. As the DAC will require a final head count by the Friday morning preceding our Tuesday event anyone interested in attending will need to register by Thursday afternoon (December 7th). There will be a very significant increase in the cost of registering after Thursday, so please do sign up before this deadline.