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  • 25-26 May 2021 | #Breakbulk21
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Cathy Morrow Roberson

IHS Markit

Senior Contributor, Air Cargo and Parcel, JOC, Maritime & Trade

Cathy Roberson joined the JOC in July 2020 and covers parcel, air cargo, and last-mile and reverse logistics. Based in Atlanta, she is also founder and head analyst for Logistics Trends & Insights, which provides customized logistics research and consulting services utilizing a global network of trusted and experienced analysts. Services include whitepapers, reports, surveys, case studies, and more. Roberson has more than 15 years of experience in the logistics market, including 10 years with UPS Supply Chain and several years with specialized consulting firms. In addition to being quoted in numerous publications, Roberson has published numerous articles in various business and logistics publications and speaks regularly at industry events.

Sessions With Cathy Morrow Roberson

Tuesday, 25 May

  • 04:15pm - 04:35pm (EST) / 25/may/2021 08:15 pm - 25/may/2021 08:35 pm

    General Session

    Hydrogen at Scale: Greening the Gigawatts

    Hydrogen is expected to play a critical role in decarbonizing the global energy mix. It can be used to store renewably-generated energy, addressing intermittency issues; it can be transported in existing pipeline networks; as a fuel, it can decarbonize transportation, heating, and industrial energy generation. Today, hydrogen is primarily produced using fossil fuels and used as an industrial feedstock. But, driven by falling costs and post-COVID recovery plans that incorporate decarbonization, plans to adopt hydrogen as an energy source and carrier on a global scale are driving more than 23 gigawatts of planned "green" hydrogen projects — i.e., hydrogen produced using renewable energy — through 2030. Spending on these projects is expected to top $1 billion annually by 2023. Many challenges to developing green hydrogen on this massive scale remain, however. In this important session, Alex Klaessig, director of gas, power, and energy futures at IHS Markit, will discuss this key component of the energy transition and the implications for the project cargo pipeline and project logistics.