16 & 17 April 2024 – Hyatt Regency West, Houston, Texas

Conference Program

Blending | Hydrogen Ready Equipment | Green H2 | Compression

The 2024 CT2 Hydrogen Summit will include a range of subjects including: 

  • Hydrogen testing on existing equipment 
  • Hydrogen compression equipment and technology 
  • Hydrogen blending
  • Green hydrogen and compression
  • Blue hydrogen, carbon capture and compression 
  • Hydrogen and gas turbines

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Conference Program

16 April

06.00 - 7.00 pm

Welcome drinks reception

17 April

08.00 - 09.00

Registration, networking and morning coffee

09.00 - 09.05

Welcome

Jack Burke Editor, COMPRESSORtech2 magazine

09.05 - 09.45

Morning Keynote:
Federal activities in the hydrogen sphere

Dr. Nikkia M. McDonald
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy

09.45 - 10.10

Updates on full-scale experimental tests with up to 20% hydrogen blended with natural gas using SwRI’s Ariel JGT/4 compressor loop

Ben White
Manager, Fluid Machinery Systems Section at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

10.10 - 10.35

Advantages of using rotary lobe compressors as a booster upstream of reciprocating machines

Mike Elliyoun
Technical Sales Manager, Roots Systems

10.35 - 11.10

Networking Coffee Break

11.10 - 11.35

Fundamental needs such as thermal management to better deal with frictional heating and the challenges of hydrogen gas thermodynamics; self-lubricating and mechanically robust high temperature material compositions; and tribochemical influences on the promotion of wear stabilizing transfer films

Tim Bremner
Materials Technology Director, Advanced Sealing Technologies

11.35 - 12.00

Topic TBC

Speaker TBC

12.00 - 1.10

Lunch Break

1.10 - 1.45

Afternoon Keynote

Speaker TBC

1.45 - 2.10

Composite impeller for centrifugal compressors

Travis Mease
Thermoplastics Product Manager, Greene Tweed

2.10 - 2.35

Challenges associated with tribological testing of polymers at high temperatures, high speeds, and in a hydrogen environment

Jonathan Peñaranda
Lead Polymer Engineer, Innovation department, Dover Precision

2.35 - 3.15

Networking Coffee Break

3.15 - 3.40

Research on the impacts, upgrade costs and station changes needed to repurpose existing natural gas compressor stations for hydrogen and hydrogen-natural gas blends

Robert Schroeder
Mechanical Engineer, Sargent & Lundy
Contributing to engineering and project deliverables for numerous pipeline, industrial, and electric power plant projects

3.40 - 4.05

Zach Heine
Key Account Manager, Neuman & Esser USA

4.05 - 4.45

Speaker TBC

4.45 - 5.00

Concluding remarks

5.00

Reception

Conference Speakers

Dr. Tim Bremner

Materials Technology Director

Advanced Sealing Technologies

Topic: Demonstrating a few fundamental needs.  

Ben White

Manager

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Topic: Findings of SwRI research into full scale natural gas compressor loop testing with blended hydrogen. 

Dr. Nikkia McDonald

Keynote Speaker

Senior Engineer

U.S. Department of Energy

Topic: Programming activities at U.S Department of Energy.

Travis Mease

Thermoplastic Product Manager

Greene Tweed

Topic: Composite impeller for centrifugal compressors. 

Mike Elliyoun

Technical Sales Manager

Roots Systems

Topic: The use of rotary lobe compressors as a booster upstream of reciprocating machines, reducing both capex and operational cost.

Robert Schroeder

Mechanical Engineer

Sargent & Lundy

Topic: Study funded by LCRI (a partnership of EPRI and GTI Energy), on compressor station CAPEX and OPEX impacts of upgrading existing gas pipeline stations to be compatible with increased hydrogen content.

Jonathan Peñaranda

Lead polymer engineer

Dover Precision 

Topic: Challenges associated with tribological testing of polymers at high temperatures, high speeds, and Hydrogen environment. 

Zach Heine

Key Account Manager

Neuman & Esser

Topic: Large-scale hydrogen compression 

Kevin W. Kisor

Applications Engineering Manager

MAN Energy Solutions

More speakers to be announced soon

If you have any questions regarding the speakers or program, please contact:

Jack Burke

Editor, Compressor Tech 2

jack.burke@khl.com