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The Stanford Hydrogen Initiative

The Stanford Energy Hydrogen Initiative is a collaboration of researchers at Stanford University in engineering, science, policy, and business, working with industry, thought leaders and governments to enable the use of hydrogen when it can achieve deep decarbonization of the world's energy systems. In addition to our research portfolio, we are building a community with workshops and symposia, and through an educational agenda.

The Stanford Hydrogen Initiative is thrilled to launch Hydrogen Innovators, a bi-weekly podcast spotlighting bold innovators from academia and industry. In our latest episode we learn from Professor Stefan Reichelstein, (Emeritus) Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Universität Mannheim Department of Business Administration. Internationally known for his research in economics, Professor Reichelstein demystifies what it will take to get to cost-effective clean hydrogen.

Available on Spotify and Apple. Follow Stanford Hydrogen Initiative on LinkedIn for future episodes. 

Hydrogen for Deep Decarbonization

The Stanford Hydrogen Initiative Launch Symposium explored hydrogen as a potential clean energy carrier to mitigate global CO2 emissions in a variety of hard-to-abate sectors, including power generation, transportation, and steel making. The symposium showcased recent technology and policy innovations at Stanford and beyond in hydrogen generation, distribution and utilization. This program convened thought leaders from academia, industry, government agencies, and NGOs to explore research directions, implementation strategies, and potential solutions that will enable hydrogen to be fully utilized as part of a net-zero carbon future. Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. and co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, and Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, US Department of Energy delivered the keynotes. Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, joined a fireside chat with Stanford professor Arun Majumdar. Professor Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, led a discussion on national hydrogen strategies and international cooperation to establish a global hydrogen economy. Stanford professors and distinguished industry leaders present throughout the day. The program included topics as Hydrogen for Industrial Application, Generation and Distribution of Hydrogen, International Perspective and National Strategies, the latest in Stanford Hydrogen research, and start-up innovation around Hydrogen. View videos from the program.

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Contact us:

Naomi Boness | Co-Managing Director

Jimmy Chen | Co-Managing Director

Arpita Kalra | Program Manager

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