Hydrogen Energy Workshop

September 30, 2022


An inaugural forum on hydrogen energy technologies and policy to encourage collaboration and innovative project development, foster public/private partnerships, and support state governments in meeting clean energy, resilience, and environmental justice goals—with a focus on opportunities for Northeast states.

Friday, September 30, 2022
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Parking is available in Lots 51, 59, an 60B 




Mohsen A. Jafari
Chair and Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Rutgers School of Engineering


Plenary Speakers

  • Thomas Green, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Sunita Satyapa, U.S. Department of Energy

Session 1: Economics & Policy, Regulatory Factors, Services and Economically Viable Sources of Clean Energy

  • Jane Cohen, New Jersey Governor’s Office of Climate Action (pending confirmation)
  • Scott Egbert, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (pending confirmation)
  • Daniel Gatti, Clean Transportation Policy at Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (pending confirmation)
  • Lauren Savidge, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (pending confirmation)
  • Nicky Sheats, Thomas Edison State College (pending confirmation)
  • Moderator: JoAnn Milliken, New Jersey Fuel Cell Coalition (NJFCC) and Rose Institute for Strategic Energy (RISE) 

Session 2: Market Opportunities Barriers and Challenges

  • Nick Barillo, Center for Hydrogen Safety 
  • Ray Bukowski, New Jersey Natural Gas Company
  • Dave Edwards, Air Liquide 
  • Mark G. Kahrer, New Jersey Natural Gas Company (pending confirmation)
  • Parker Meeks, Hyzon Motors Inc.
  • Moderator: Frank Wollak, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy

LUNCH BREAK & Plenary Speaker

  •  Andrea Lubawy, Toyota North America


Session 3: Research and Technology

  • Richard Barlette, Constellation Energy (pending confirmation)
  • Mark Chung, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Steve Halford, GE Grid Solutions 
  • Pradheep Kile, National Grid 
  • Moderator: Jack Brouwer, University of California, Irvine

Session 4: Hydrogen Case Studies (production, storage, transportation, usage)

  • Kirt Conrad, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (STARK) Ohio
  • Bill Elrick, California Fuel Cell Partnership 
  • Jacob Goldberg, California Port Applications
  • Bridget King, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind 
  • Troy Michaud, Fuel Cell Energy (pending confirmation)
  • Moderator: Chuck Feinberg

Closing Remarks

  • Mohsen Jafari
Reception to Follow
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Rutgers University
School of Engineering
Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) 
100 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
For more information: Contact Mohsen Jafari at jafari@soe.rutgers.edu.