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CEC - Green Hydrogen as a Key to Decarbonized Economy: Synergies for Pathways

by Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (CSGE)

Professional Speaker Sustainability Energy

Fri, Nov 19, 2021

1 PM – 2 PM EST (GMT-5)

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As governments and companies continue to create more aggressive decarbonization goals, the expansion of the energy mix has led to prospects in ‘green hydrogen’. Join us for the second session of CEC 2021, to get a glimpse of the hydrogen economy as industry professionals and researchers discuss why it is important in the race for decarbonization.

Cornell Energy Connection (CEC), Cornell’s premier energy event, will be held virtually throughout November and December. Sessions will all consist of panels of professionals sharing perspectives on key issues impacting the sector, including energy transition, decarbonization, and the impact government and investors have on the future of clean power supply. For more information on speakers, go to cec2021.splashthat.com.


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Katrina Fritz

Executive Director

Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative


Katrina Fritz is the Executive Directorof the Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative leading education and outreach on clean energy policy and market developmentrelated to distributed energy resources and renewable fuels. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Advent Technologiesand was recently appointed to the New Jersey Governor’s Fuel Cell Task Force.As Principal of KM Fritz LLC, Katrina has provided advisory and consulting services to global industrial firms related to business and communications strategy in distributed energy generation marketsand has served as an expert to the European Commission on clean energy programs.Katrina has held leadership positions at ClearEdge Power (formerly UTC Power), Plug Power and Case Western Reserve University, leading strategic planning, government relations, business development, and corporate communications. She has also held leadership positions in numerous trade associations and on advisory boards including: the California Hydrogen Business Council, the International Energy Agency’s Fuel Cell Working Group; the U.S. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association; the Alliance for Clean Energy New York; and the Connecticut Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Coalition. She has additionallyworked in the software industry in California and the United Kingdom. Katrina holds aBA degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

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Michael Taiwo (PhD, PE)

Operations Manager for North America

Shell Hydrogen


Michael Taiwo got his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. He runs the Operations of Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure inNorth America for the Royal Dutch Shell group.He is passionate about education and the energy transition.

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Paul Mutolo ('94)

Standard Hydrogen Corp

CEO & Co-Founder


Dr. Paul Mutolo is the Director of External Partnerships for the Energy Materials Center at Cornell University (emc2) and Co-Founder and President of Standard Hydrogen Corporation. He is a founding board member and officer of the New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) consortium. Dr. Mutolo’s professional work is focused on accelerating technology development and deployment through strategic partnerships. He is especially experienced with public-private and multi-party projects. Dr. Mutolo has helped build, nurture and grow a broad portfolio of industry, academic and national laboratory partners for emc2. He builds and assists projects between Cornell researchers developing new materials for batteries and fuel cells and industry partners in and beyond New York State commercializing products in these sectors.Mutolo and colleagues founded The Standard Hydrogen Corporation (SHC) to bring the benefits of hydrogen energy storage to the Eastern US, starting in New York. Dr. Mutolo earned his PhD in inorganic and solid state chemistry from the University of California Santa Barbara. A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, Paul conducted two years of his doctoral research at the WWU in Münster, Germany. He received his A.B. in chemistry from Cornell.

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John Stevens

Senior Managing Consultant

Energy and Environmental Economics Inc.


Dr. John Stevens works in Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)’s resource planning group to anticipate how generation resources and electricity markets will change as the grid evolves and more renewables come online. His past and current E3 projects include analyzing market opportunities for green hydrogen as an energy storage medium in the power sector and developing models to derive ancillary services needs using machine learning. Prior to working at E3, Dr. Stevens worked in the US DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office on the H2@Scale project, which targeted reductions in green hydrogen production costs. Dr. Stevens completed hisM.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley working on Multiphysics modeling of solar fuels production devices.

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Tanya Peacock (MRP '91)

Senior Director of Government Affairs and Policy

Bloom Energy


Tanya Peacock has extensive experience in energy and environmental policy development.In her current role, Tanya leads California government affairs and policy for Bloom Energy. Tanya is responsible for state and local legislative analysis, local and regional engagement, and climate, electricity, and renewable gas policy development, with a focus on hydrogen.

Previously, Tanya was at SoCalGas where she led renewable gas policy development, managed Cap and Trade policy and implementation, led the rate design group, managed participation in interstate pipeline rate cases at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and developed energy efficiency programs.

Ms. Peacock is on the Boards of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, the California Hydrogen Business Council (Board Secretary and Co-Chairof Advocacy Committee), and the American Biogas Council. Ms. Peacock holds a B.A. from Mills College and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Cornell University.

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