Hydrogen Workshop Assembles Research Community

March 21, 2022 9:17 am Published by

University faculty and staff from national laboratories convened last week to identify opportunities for collaborative research in critical, thematic areas related to hydrogen. During a technical workshop hosted March 9th by the Northern Rio Grande Corridor Collaborative (NRGCC), attendees held discussions focused on challenges, opportunities, and the research needed to support hydrogen infrastructure development in the New Mexico region.

Hydrogen is part of a comprehensive energy portfolio that can enable energy security and resiliency and provide economic value and environmental benefits for diverse applications across multiple sectors, as observed in the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program Plan. Hydrogen can be derived from a variety of domestically available primary sources, including renewables; fossil fuels with carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS); and nuclear power.  

Session topics at the event ranged from R&D to advance a clean hydrogen future to a discussion of primary energy use in New Mexico. Invited subject matter experts contextualized potential challenges and opportunities ahead. Breakout sessions organized by themes—such as water management—gave attendees the opportunity to engage with each other and join working groups to collaborate beyond the workshop.

Visit the event website to learn more.

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