Carbon-Negative Hydrogen Workshop Presentations

Find presentations and other information from the Carbon-Negative Hydrogen (H2) Workshop held June 22–23, 2023.

This workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Day 1: June 22

Plenary Talks

Welcome—Carbon-Negative H2 Workshop, Bob Baldwin and Josh Schaidle, NREL; Sarah Baker, LLNL; Jonathan Lekse, NETL

Overview of the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) Hydrogen Program R&D, Jai-woh Kim, DOE FECM

Pathways for Negative-Emissions H2: Opportunities and R&D Needs, Gary Grim, Bob Baldwin, Huyen Dinh, and Josh Schaidle, NREL

Systems Analysis on Biomass Gasification to Carbon-Negative Hydrogen, Nathan Weiland, NETL

Insights From DOE Roads to Removal Analysis: Impacts of Carbon-Negative H2 From Biomass With Carbon Removal and Storage, Sarah Baker, LLNL

Integrating Energy Justice in Early-Stage Research, Kate Anderson, NREL

Lightning Talks

Green H2 Production From Waste Biomass: Promises, Challenges, and Innovations, Katherine Chou, NREL

1) Novel Routes to Bio-Hydrogen and 2) GTI’s Open Hydrogen Initiative Program, Zach El Zahab and Rosa Dominguez-Faus, GTI Energy

Monolith Background and H2 Greenhouse Gas Impact, Anthony Spizuoco, Monolith

Synergistic Microbial and Electrochemical Pathways for Carbon-Negative H2 Production and Utilization, Z. Jason Ren, Princeton University

Negative-Emissions H2: A Planetary Perspective, Greg H. Rau, Planetary Technologies

Carbon Negative H2, Ted Sargent, Northwestern University

Decarbonizing Global Industry and Transport, Robert T. Do, SG H2 Energy

Unlocking Hydrogen and Carbon Removal From Earth’s Abundant Wood Waste, Josh Stolaroff, Mote

Virent’s Bio-Hydrogen Process, Colin Anson, Virent

About the Workshop

The Carbon-Negative Hydrogen Workshop, hosted by NREL in Golden, Colorado, focused on developing a shared understanding of the importance of and opportunities for generation and use of carbon-negative H2 in industrial decarbonization. Attendees helped define research needs, spot barriers to commercialization, and identify technical challenges, opportunities, and knowledge gaps for this emerging technology area.

Workshop discussion themes included energy justice in early-stage research, R&D pathways for negative-emissions H2, biomass gasification to carbon-negative H2, and policy and carbon accounting considerations.


Joshua Schaidle

Laboratory Program Manager, Carbon Management