On June 10th in Houston at the Doubletree Post Oak hotel, there is a one-day
transatlantic conference on hydrogen production organized by the Economic
Department of the Embassy of France in the U.S. and the French-American
Chamber of Commerce in Houston. Jeremy Rifkin is the lunch keynote speaker.
Cost is $95.
For more details, see http://www.dree.org/hydrogen/.
Understanding the strategic importance of Hydrogen for oil & gas companies by
focusing on aspects related to production.
Contributing to a better knowledge of the European approach by introducing
the main actors and policies, as well as a comparison between American and
Creating networking opportunities between international attendees (companies,
researchers, government officials).
Hydrogen Production Issue
Hydrogen has become a major field of investigation in today's energy world.
Envisioned as the energy carrier of the future, numerous projects are devoted
internationally to the enhancement of its production, storage, transportation
and conversion processes. American and European governments have launched
several initiatives to support and subsidize the "hydrogen economy",
referring to an economy relying on hydrogen as its principal energy medium.
In order to produce massively Hydrogen in a clean and cost effective way many
hurdles have to be overcome. If today's technologies can produce enough
hydrogen from natural gas to meet the demands of the refineries and chemical
industries*, they cannot be relied on to supply the much larger volumes
needed for a hydrogen-based economy, because these processes add to the
buildup of CO2 in the atmosphere. In the meantime, once the carbon
sequestration issues overcome, fossil fuels might initiate the transition to
a hydrogen economy. Ultimately then, many programs are devoted to the
production of Hydrogen from renewable sources.
During this one-day seminar European and American experts, industrialists and
researchers, will address various issues related to production of hydrogen.
As Houston is home to so many energy related companies, it is the obvious
choice for this conference, and provides an excellent opportunity for
networking within the various industries. Because the oil and gas companies,
electric utilities, and petrochemical industries cannot ignore this emerging
alternative energy regime, we are pleased to host this conference
entitled "Pathways to the Hydrogen Economy".