Welcome to the GTI Energy Tech Talk Webinar Series
The energy industry is in the midst of significant transformations. Technological innovation has produced an unprecedented abundance of affordable and clean energy supplies, with natural gas, efficiency, and renewable resources each playing essential roles in this dramatic transition. While great progress has been made, the ultimate set of solutions to meet global decarbonization goals will rely on technologies that do not exist today. Disruptive advances are needed to revolutionize the way energy is produced, transported, stored, and consumed.
GTI Energy is leveraging our technical expertise to develop innovative solutions that provide pathways to low-carbon, low-cost energy. Our GTI Energy Tech Talk webinar series explores trends driving the evolution of energy markets and spotlights breakthrough technologies that hold promise to minimize environmental impact and support economic growth around the world.
The 30-minute GTI Energy Tech Talk webinars provide quick-hitting insights on important issues across the breadth of the energy industry and offer a brief overview of our current activities. Join colleagues from across the industry in a Q&A session following each presentation.
2024 Schedule Coming Soon
Currently there are no scheduled Tech Talk webinars before the end of 2023. Please check back in 2024 for our new schedule. Until then you can view a previously recorded Tech Talk below.
Past Sessions (2023)
Leveraging Today's Natural Gas Infrastructure for Tomorrow's Energy Systems - November 14, 2023
Meeting the demand for low-cost, low-carbon energy requires innovative solutions, but they must be supported by infrastructure to be effective. GTI Energy’s collaborative research effort, the Net-Zero Infrastructure Program (NZIP), was designed to help us understand how to evolve existing natural gas infrastructure to meet future energy needs.
NZIP focuses on the complete systems around existing infrastructure, including the facilities and equipment, the expertise that builds and maintains it, and the communities it serves. By convening diverse experts to conduct thoughtful and credible analysis, NZIP aims to create solutions that can lower emissions and enable economic growth.
Join GTI Energy experts Erin Blanton, Hon Xing Wong, and Shadi Salahshoor, PhD for a discussion about NZIP’s research and its vision for an efficient, affordable, equitable, and accelerated energy transition.
Improving Understanding of Methane Emissions with Statistics and Data Science - September 7, 2023
Knowledge about methane emissions has increased over the last 15 years with the development and deployment of new monitoring technologies, from handheld sensors to satellites. Despite our improved understanding, there are still many questions around methane emissions estimates and an opportunity for greater insight using the vast data these sensors produce. Data science and statistics can advance our comprehension, but the tools are highly technical and can be unapproachable.
In this GTI Energy Tech Talk, GTI Energy experts Dr. Zach Weller and Shannon Katcher will provide an approachable discussion of the importance, challenges, and opportunities around the use of statistics and data science to provide a deeper understanding of methane emissions and decarbonizing our natural gas systems.
Technical Readiness Level: Large-Scale Impact of Biomass Gasification - March 28, 2023
As industries transition toward a net-zero economy, biomass gasification is becoming an increasingly viable option for large-scale production of low-carbon energy and fuels. SunGas Renewables, a spin-out of GTI Energy formed to commercialize the proven U-GAS® technology, is exploring decarbonization opportunities through woody biomass gasification.
Join this Tech Talk as we review how hydrogen, RNG, and renewable biofuels for gasoline, diesel, SAF, and methanol (marine shipping fuel) can be created from wood and agricultural waste. We will discuss the technical readiness of U-GAS® to drive large-scale solutions in the energy transition. Don't miss this opportunity to discover how biofuels can accelerate us toward a low-carbon future economy today.
Past Sessions (2022)
Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 - December 13, 2022
The energy transition is upon us, and there is mounting demand for low-carbon, low-cost energy across the globe. A broad diversity of innovative energy solutions is required to meet this need. The Low-Carbon Resource Initiative (LCRI), a collaboration led by GTI Energy and EPRI, is driving R&D efforts aimed at unleashing the potential of low-carbon technologies, such as hydrogen, biofuels, synthetic fuels, and carbon capture with sequestration.
A recent LCRI study, Net-Zero 2050: U.S. Economy-Wide Deep Decarbonization Scenario Analysis, evaluated strategies for advancing an affordable, reliable clean energy transition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the United States by 2050.
Join this GTI Energy Tech Talk to learn about key insights from the study, and the role of renewable energy, electricity, low-carbon fuels, infrastructure, and efficiency in enabling economy-wide deep decarbonization.
Assessing the life cycle carbon intensity of hydrogen production - November 15, 2022
GTI Energy has developed a simple-to-use educational tool to advance productive and informed conversations regarding the role of hydrogen in energy transitions.
The Hydrogen Production Emissions Calculator (HyPEC) allows users to estimate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with various hydrogen production pathways under various user-defined inputs and assumptions. It leverages Argonne National Laboratory’s GREET model, offering credible and rigorous life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology in a publicly-accessible and user-friendly online platform.
The HyPEC tool offers rich insights and helpful information to demystify the life cycle carbon intensity of hydrogen, supporting stakeholders and the broader public in the journey to develop a deeper understanding of the role of hydrogen.
Mitigating Methane Emissions at Scale - October 11, 2022
The energy industry is focused—from upstream all the way through end use—on addressing methane emissions and minimizing greenhouse gases.
GTI Energy is developing, validating, and integrating technologies and serving as a proving ground to operationalize methane emission technology solutions at scale. We help to ensure that the promise of reliable, affordable, and safe natural gas can be harnessed as a source to deliver energy to communities worldwide.
We are leveraging innovation and the new technologies needed to detect and reduce methane emissions, keeping natural gas in the infrastructure by tracking down and eliminating methane leaks and capturing a source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Join our experts to gain more insight into our vision for mitigating methane emissions and the important leak detection, quantification, and mitigation work that is underway.
Delivering a Renewable Fuel for People Across the Globe - July 19, 2022
Did you know that bio-LPG emits nearly 90% fewer carbon emissions than conventional energy? It is produced using renewable resources with a significantly lower carbon footprint than leading alternatives. And for people in developing nations worldwide, bio-LPG can be used as a cooking energy solution that will improve public health outcomes, support cleaner air, expand access to affordable clean energy, and raise the standard of living.
Attend this Tech Talk session to learn how we are working with important partners on GTI Energy’s patented Cool LPG technology to create our own bio-LPG solution to drive global decarbonization and expanded access to low-cost, clean energy at scale in both developing and developed nations.
Carbon Storage: Past, Present, and Future - June 14, 2022
The energy transition is well underway, and the impact is being seen in all facets of the energy space. Part of the journey includes permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground for carbon storage. Novel approaches and process are being developed, building on 150 years of experience in oil and gas extraction operations, rapidly transforming to help solve the challenges associated with storing carbon at sufficient scale for meaningful impact. In this Tech Talk, we will discuss the history, what is happening today, and what we anticipate in the future.
Blending Hydrogen into the Gas Grid: What are the Impacts Behind the Meter? - May 10, 2022
Today several North American utilities are planning to blend hydrogen into their gas distribution networks, both as a strategy to meet decarbonization targets and to stimulate scalable demand for this emerging low-carbon fuel. To understand the impacts of these blending efforts on downstream homes and businesses, GTI’s researchers are currently investigating how hydrogen’s unique properties can impact the equipment served by these networks. This research covers the impacts on existing equipment, both operational performance and safety, and on technology solutions that permit increased acceptance of hydrogen as a fuel.
Sub-Surface Technologies for the Low-Carbon Energy Transition - March 16, 2022
The oil and gas industry has over 100 years of experience working with subsurface reservoirs, has invested trillions of dollars in wells, pipelines, processing plants and other surface infrastructure, and has a workforce highly skilled in the geosciences, reservoir engineering, mechanical and chemical engineering, among other disciplines. This workforce knowledge and skillsets will be critical for the low carbon energy transition, particularly related to CO2 storage, H2 storage, and enhanced geothermal systems. The re-purposing of legacy infrastructure will also be critical in minimizing the investment required for the transition. In this session, learn how existing sub-surface skillsets and infrastructure can be integrated into decarbonization strategies and what new innovations are needed for optimization.
Advancing Transparency in Hydrogen Markets - February 24, 2022
With organizations and governments around the world focused on net-zero commitments, hydrogen continues to be discussed as a solution to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors. And yet, the carbon intensity of hydrogen is currently hard to measure, without precise measurement tools available on the market. GTI will welcome experts from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and S&P Global Platts to discuss the need for better emissions measurement tools in hydrogen marketplaces and what’s needed to address this void.
Clean Transportation: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Trucks) - January 18, 2022
The world is driving toward carbon-neutral transportation at breakneck speed, and rapid advancements in clean fuels, next-generation engines, and fueling infrastructure are racing toward deployment of new vehicles that reduce fuel consumption and air pollution.
A myriad of initiatives around hydrogen-fueled heavy-duty trucks, transit buses, terminal tractors, locomotives, drones, and more are setting the pace to enable the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Join us to learn about the state of clean transportation and the road to zero carbon as we share insights on the ecosystem of alternative fuel vehicles and fueling, delve into policy and regulatory directions, and explore major transportation sector activities.
Past Sessions (2021)
Meeting the Demand for Low-carbon Hydrogen Resources - November 9, 2021
Hydrogen has become an alternative energy carrier at the forefront of achieving net zero goals across the entire value chain – from production and generation to end use, and offers great opportunities to decarbonize our energy system as well as a sizable portion of our economy. The versatility of hydrogen creates an extraordinary opportunity for it to become a greater part of our global energy system without sacrificing our ability to support economic growth around the world.
Join us as we explore the innovative hydrogen production and generation technology developments underway to enable expanded use of hydrogen economy wide.
Report mentioned in the session: Mays, J., Stanis, R., Techno-Economic Analysis for GTI’s Compact Hydrogen Generator, July 20, 2020. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1692380
Enabling Energy Transitions with Digital Solutions - October 12, 2021
As energy systems, infrastructure, resources, and processes evolve, disruptive innovations in information technology will help to more intelligently integrate and transition systems at scale. Digital solutions offer the ability to monitor and control processes very effectively, provide a greater understanding of existing systems, and create the opportunity to simulate outcomes with predictive analysis to assess the impact of changes.
This compelling session will explore how automations, actionable data, advanced analytics, digital twin applications, and other cutting-edge technologies can be leveraged to support decarbonization commitments with a people-focused approach.
Introducing Veritas: Collaborating to Measure and Verify Comanies' Methane Emissions Reductions - September 30, 2021
Reducing methane emissions is a this-decade opportunity to slow the rate of global warming, and leading companies and organizations are hard at work on this opportunity. An array of new technologies and solutions are increasingly available, but the market lacks a consistent, credible, verifiable, and transparent methodology for assessing the effectiveness of those technologies and practices in reducing methane emissions. GTI’s newest collaborative initiative, Veritas, convenes diverse stakeholders to develop technical protocols and a widely accepted methodology to quantify methane emissions. These measurements can then be widely used to inform actions that drive emissions reductions.
In this special GTI Tech Talk session, GTI expert Meg Coleman will lead a discussion alongside GTI Senior Vice President Paula Gant to introduce the Veritas initiative and explain why developing a new, widely accepted methodology is critical to support the role of natural gas in clean energy transitions.
Revolutionizing Future Power Generation with Transformational sCO2 Technology - September 2021
With an increasing global demand for energy, there’s never been a time when compact, on-demand power generation has been needed more. High-efficiency sCO2-based power cycles produce electricity with lower emissions using smaller turbo-machinery which results in a more cost-effective and efficient system. These new system are highly adaptable to a variety of existing heat sources as well as new solar and wind power renewable resources.
Join this session to learn how sCO2 technology is being advanced and matured at pilot scale in the STEP Demo 10 MWe pilot power plant demo project to facilitate commercialization and dramatically improve the economics and environmental performance of power generation.
Minimizing Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Systems: What You Measure Matters - July 2021
To maximize the role of natural gas in low-carbon, low-cost energy systems, methane emissions must be measured and minimized. Research has demonstrated a frequent gap between bottom-up emission factor-based inventories and top-down measurements. This mismatch illustrates the need to incorporate measurements into emission inventories.
In this session, Erin will discuss the need to standardize an approach for incorporating measurements into methane emissions inventories. Responsive to this need, GTI is gearing up to launch its initiative that will develop measurement and reconciliation protocols along the natural gas value chain to accelerate such a transition.
Gasification Pathways to Deliver Hydrogen, Renewable Natural Gas, and Other Clean Fuels at Scale - June 2021
Converting agricultural residue and other biomass waste streams via gasification offers an efficient pathway to low-carbon fuels and chemicals that can help companies reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet sustainability goals.
In this webinar, learn how SunGas Renewables, the commercial supplier of GTI-developed technology, takes the sun’s energy that is stored in organic wastes and their byproducts and converts it into pure hydrogen, renewable natural gas (RNG), other fuels, and chemicals with air quality and climate benefits.
Producing Low or Negative Carbon Fuels from Sustainable Biomass - May 2021
Biomass can be used to produce clean alternative transportation fuels that maintain the energy density and storability advantages of liquid fuels while offering unique solutions for difficult-to-decarbonize sectors such as marine transportation and aviation.
Transformational technologies that produce low-carbon fuels from renewable resources are being demonstrated at facilities all around the world. This engaging webinar will present insight on near-market and other improved process technologies that can even enable carbon negative energy when combined with carbon sequestration.
Road to Zero: Low Carbon Energy Systems—The Role of Hydrogen - April 2021
As we move toward economy-wide deep decarbonization, hydrogen (H2) is positioned as a low-carbon resource and energy carrier with great potential.
What can H2 be used for? How can the nation’s existing gas infrastructure be leveraged? How can new renewable energy technologies be introduced? What role does power-to-gas play?
GTI is exploring options and developing new innovations to support the broader use of H2. From our centralized Hydrogen Technology Center to the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) with EPRI, we are driving toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Learn more about these efforts and don’t miss the scenery as we travel the Road to Zero!
The Role of Carbon Capture and Utilization in Decarbonization - March 2021
Carbon capture and utilization is a promising option to lower environmental footprint and play a prominent role in decarbonization strategies. Captured CO2 offers many benefits—it can be used to store and transport renewable energy, as well as to synthesize fuels and chemicals, including dimethyl ether (DME), a substitute for diesel fuel—all while offsetting the expense for capture. Come learn about next-generation energy-efficient carbon capture processes that offer significant economic advantages while reducing emissions.
Innovation in Gas Distribution Technology: Safer, Smarter, and Sustainable - February 2021
A safe, reliable, and resilient infrastructure is critical to match abundant energy supplies with growing demand to maintain the public’s confidence in the nation’s energy delivery systems. Gas utilities need optimized tools and technologies to effectively manage and improve day-to-day operations, prevent damage, reduce risk, and enhance safety.
GTI is leading collaborative efforts to develop a myriad of exciting new tools and techniques for system installations, repairs, and rehabilitation. Get insight on the latest innovations that support safer, smarter, and sustainable operations and showcase some of our exciting projects.
What's New in Renewable Natural Gas? - January 2021
Interest in renewable natural gas (RNG) has skyrocketed as biogas becomes an important fuel of the future. RNG is a carbon-neutral fuel that is interchangeable with natural gas, but understanding their differences is critical to bridge the gap for successful system-wide integration—from safe pipeline injection to final use.
How is gas quality assessed? How does it compare with pipeline natural gas? Where is it being used? In this session, GTI will cover critical questions and share the latest insight on how renewable methane can help with decarbonization.
Past Sessions (2020)
Turning a Liability into an Asset: Creating Liquid Transportation Fuels from CO2, Natural Gas, or RNG - November 10, 2020
Energy resources to produce clean fuels are available in plentiful supply, and innovative technology can unlock their potential in environmentally sustainable ways. Processes that economically convert natural gas, ethane, and biogas into liquid fuels and synthesize them with captured CO2 can significantly reduce emissions.
A new low-cost system developed by GTI can take CO2 and use it to create high-quality hydrocarbon liquids, driving a modern revolution in the way transportation fuels are produced. Learn how Cool GTLSM is on the road to becoming commercially viable within the next 5-7 years.
Advanced Methane Detection Platforms - October 13, 2020
The energy industry is focused on detecting and minimizing methane emissions to continue enhancing environmental performance. New, advanced ways of detecting and quantifying methane that combine both established and new technologies with advanced software are being developed on a continual basis. The sheer number of new offerings has made effectively implementing the new technologies a daunting task.
In this conversation, GTI will provide insight on the latest innovations in methane detection and quantification along with ways to determine and validate the proper use cases for these new complex systems.
Digitalization and Geospatial Innovation in the Energy Industry - September 15, 2020
As energy systems evolve, information technology and digitalization trends will create persistent disruptions. These tools progress rapidly while enabling a variety of advanced analytics. How can the energy industry capture this knowledge to take advantage of these new tools? What are all these new terms, like AI, machine learning, or deep learning, and how can energy system operators use them to their benefit? In this conversation, GTI will discuss new ways to make informed decisions and enable the energy industry to seize the opportunities that digital transformation offers. Sign up for access to the Tech Talk recording.
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