GTI Tech Talk

What’s New and What’s Next in Energy Innovation

Welcome to the GTI 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 is leveraging our technical expertise to develop innovative solutions that provide pathways to low-carbon, low-cost energy. Our new GTI Tech Talk webinar series will explore trends driving the evolution of energy markets and spotlight breakthrough technologies that hold promise to minimize environmental impact and support economic growth around the world.

The monthly 30-minute GTI Tech Talk webinars will provide quick-hitting insights on important issues across the breadth of the energy industry and offer a brief overview of our current activities. Connect with colleagues from across the industry in an open discussion and Q&A session following each presentation.

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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.


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.


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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