Alex Klaessig

S&P Global

Senior Director, Hydrogen and Renewable Gas Forum

Alex Klaessig is a Senior Director for the S&P Global Hydrogen and Renewable Gas Forum, based in Cambridge Massachusetts. Mr. Klaessig researches the technologies, economics and drivers of decarbonization. Mr. Klaessig first joined S&P Global as a power market analyst, focusing on emissions markets and environmental compliance. Prior to S&P Global, Mr. Klaessig was a consultant at Abt Associates, focusing economic modeling of proposed government rulemakings and supporting the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Compliance. Mr. Klaessig holds a BS in Physics from the University of Delaware and an MPP in Energy Policy from American University.

Sessions With Alex Klaessig

Monday, 7 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    Establishing a Global Hydrogen Marketplace

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Hydrogen is unique among energy carriers due to its ability to unify. Geographically, the breadth of interest in hydrogen as an energy carrier is worldwide. There are—so far—no issues of geopolitical conflict or complexity involved. Countries across the world see hydrogen as either a tool to meet ambitious decarbonization goals or an opportunity for export. Can hydrogen deliver?

  • 04:30pm - 05:00pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 10:30 pm - 07/mar/2022 11:00 pm

    Leveraging H2 Brownfield Infrastructure: A potential breakthrough for the USGC

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Uniquely positioned with existing infrastructure and low-cost feedstocks, the US Gulf Coast (USGC) could become a powerhouse of low-carbon hydrogen production. What does this mean for the power sector? How can industry thrive through the transition?

  • 06:00pm - 06:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 12:00 am - 08/mar/2022 12:10 am

    Monday Wrap Up - Hydrogen Hub

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Dedicated zone for sharing ideas and insights, exploring the technology frontiers around a central theme and topic area.

  • 06:10pm - 06:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 12:10 am - 08/mar/2022 12:30 am

    Developing the Hydrogen Value Chain

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Bill Newsom, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas, and Ricky Sakai, Vice President of New Business Development at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, will discuss the global hydrogen economy, their approaches to investing in hydrogen tech, examples of successful hydrogen projects, and considerations for reducing the cost of hydrogen.

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 10:30am - 11:10am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 05:10 pm

    Achieving Net Zero Through Biomass Fuels: Wood, crops, manure?   

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Biomass fuel is a lynchpin in many net- zero plans. With policies like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard recognizing biomass fuels’ low to negative carbon emissions, these fuels have seen enormous growth over the past five years. From feedstocks to business models, what challenges are posed and what opportunities are offered by one of the brightest segments in energy?

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 09:30am - 10:10am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 03:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 04:10 pm

    Decarbonizing Industry: Critical technologies for energy transition

    Panel Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Industrial decarbonization requires rewiring the way we produce and consume goods. From capital costs to modifying operations, these changes will test current market and regulatory frameworks. What are the tools available to meet the challenge of decarbonizing industry? How will electrification, process intensification, low-carbon feedstocks, and carbon capture each contribute to industrial decarbonization?

  • 10:30am - 11:00am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 05:00 pm

    Can Hydrogen Be the Next Diesel?

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    From trucks to ships, freight transport runs on diesel. State, national, and International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules require companies to phase out this ubiquitous and useful fuel. What will replace it? Can hydrogen be the next diesel?

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    New Configurations: America’s gas & power in net zero

    Panel Gas & LNG

    The goal of net-zero emissions is becoming the benchmark for local, federal, and global energy policy and infrastructure investment. The potential for dramatic change in a rapidly evolving policy environment has significant implications for US gas and electric power companies. What are the key implications of net-zero emissions for US power and gas markets? How will the role of gas and power infrastructure change to meet the requirements of a net-zero future? What are the implications for new and existing power and gas assets? 

Thursday, 10 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 05:00 pm - 10/mar/2022 05:30 pm

    Green Hydrogen: A road map to low costs & low carbon

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    The US Department of Energy’s Energy Earthshots Initiative— Hydrogen Shot—seeks to bring the cost of low-carbon hydrogen to $1/kg by 2030. What can we do to bring down costs? What are the key hurdles?

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 06:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 07:00 pm

    Who Let the [Robot] Dogs Out?

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Please join us for a special treat! We invite our Agora House Partners to participate with their Robot Dogs in a “Dog Show”. Each partner with a robot dog will display their dog and tell us all a little about the features, functions, and special capabilities or “tricks” they each perform. At this Meetup, you will have a chance to interact and ask questions of each of the partners following a short demonstration by each.

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 08:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 09:00 pm

    Saving California Sunshine: Storing hydrogen underground

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Los Angeles's goal of clean energy around the clock has spurred development of underground storage projects for hydrogen. These projects will use solar energy to produce hydrogen in the summer, which is then stored underground to provide long-term energy storage. Join this exciting panel to discuss the round-trip journey of hydrogen in California's electricity system.

  • 05:30pm - 06:30pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 11:30 pm - 11/mar/2022 12:30 am

    Hydrogen Hub Wrap Up: Talking Heads

    Reception Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    A wrap-up discussion of the inaugural Hydrogen Hub.