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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 Florida companies and academia to create a path toward a decarbonized future.


HYDROGEN – The Time Is Now
September 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Room 313 Cape Florida Ballroom
Student Union, UCF
12715 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816
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
Katy Perry, 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
Ben Carmichael, Southern Company
Wayne Johnson, Duke Energy
Anthony Norrow, Universal
Hayner Rude, Texas Brine
Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Closing 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

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.