Research Presented at Conferences

Year: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007-2001

2018-2017 Conference Materials

Solar Power International 2018 including Energy Storage International; Hydrogen & Fuel Cells North America

Anaheim, CA, 24-27 September 2018

Bigger Market than Electricity Grid ?   Solar-source Hydrogen Fuel for California Transportation and Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Poster (Front): PDF

Poster (Back): PDF

International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2018 (IMECE 2018), ASME

Pittsburgh, PA     12-15 November 2018

Electricity systems will probably be inadequate, and may be technically and economically suboptimal vis-a-vis hydrogen and/or ammonia systems, for the urgent challenge of transforming the world’s largest industry from ~85% fossil to ~100% renewable, CO2-emission free energy sources, as quickly as we prudently and profitably can.

Deep Decarbonization of Total Global Energy:  Hydrogen and Ammonia C-free Fuels versus Electricity as Integrated CO2-emission-free (CEF) Energy Systems

Presentation: PDF (15 MB)

PowerGen International 2017

Las Vegas, NV     6 December 2017

Session 9B:  Novel Non-electric Energy Storage Technologies

Bigger Market for Renewable Energy than Electricity Grid:  Carbon-free Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels for Transportation and CHP 

Presentation: PDF (15 MB)

Paper: PDF (2 MB)

NH3 Fuel Association 2017 - American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE)

Minneapolis, MN    1-2 November 2017

NH3 Energy:  Enabling Optimized, Sustainable Energy and Agriculture

Ammonia Renewable Energy Fuel Systems at Continental Scale:  Transmission, Storage, and Integration for Deep Decarbonization of the World’s Largest Industry at Lower Cost than as Electricity

Presentation: PDF (6 MB)

Poster:  PDF (570 kB)

Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting

Salt Lake City, 1-3 October 2017

A Electro Pulse Boring (EPB): Low-cost Access to Deep Geothermal Energy Baseload Electricity + District Heat and Cool Almost Anywhere on Earth

Poster: PDF (840 kB)
Poster backside:  PDF (80 kB)

Electric Utility Environment Conference (EUEC)

San Diego, CA   8-10 February 2017

A Bigger Market for Renewables than Electricity for the Grid:  Hydrogen and Ammonia Transportation Fuels

Presentation: PDF (10.8 MB)

2016 Conference Materials

Intersolar North America 2016 Solar 2016-American Solar Energy Society

San Francisco, CA  11-14 July 2016

A Bigger Market for Solar than Electricity for the Grid:  Hydrogen Transportation Fuel via Underground Pipelines, with Annual-scale Firming Storage

Presentation:  PDF (13 MB)

Poster: PDF (550 kB)

World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2016

Zaragoza, Spain    13-16 June 2016

Session 3:  Countries Strategies, Associations, Assessments

A Larger Market for Renewables than the Electricity Grid: Hydrogen Fuel for Transportation and CHP

Presentation:  PDF (13.3 MB)

Comments on Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001655 “H2@SCALE” 2 November 2016

Paper:  PDF (360 kB)

Posters:  PDF (6.8 MB)

2015 Conference Materials

Windpower 2015

Orlando, FL  18-21 May 2015

Session 8B:  The “Mostly Wind” Grid–Implications for Reliability, Markets, and Storage

Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission, Firming Storage, and Integration of GW-scale Wind and Solar via Hydrogen and Ammonia Pipelines

Presentation:  PDF (11.2 MB)

Juneau World Affairs Council

Juneau, AK, 12 May 2015

Arresting Climate Change: Transforming the World’s Largest Industry

 

Presentation: PDF (30.1 MB)

Article, Windtech-International

Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission, Storage, and Integration of Renewable Energy:  Using Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels via Underground Pipelines, with Storage for < $1.00 kWh Capex

Publication:  https://www.windtech-international.com/editorial-features/alternatives-to-electricity-for-transmission-storage-and-integration-of-renewable-energy

Article:  PDF (695 kB)

2014 Conference Materials

Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition Featuring Hydrogen Fuel

Los Angeles, 10-13 November 2014

Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission, Storage, and Integration of Stranded Renewables: Hydrogen and Ammonia for Transportation and CHP Fuel

Presentation: PDF (16 MB)

Ammonia Fuel Association, Eleventh Annual Meeting

Des Moines, Iowa, 21-24 September 2014

NH3 from Renewable-source Electricity, Water, and Air: Technology Options and Economics Modeling

Presentation:   PDF (6 MB)

Joint Conference on Artificial Photosynthesis

The Royal Society, Chicheley Hall, Milton Keynes, UK, 8-10 July 2014

“Do we need a global artificial photosynthesis project (GAP), for solar fuels and chemicals?”

What Shall We Do with All that Photohydrogen?

Presentation:  PDF  (15.4 MB)

ASME Energy Sustainability and Fuel Cell Science

Boston, 30 June – 2 July 2014

Running the World on Renewables: Emulating the Natural Gas Industry For Gathering and Transmission,

 

Annual-scale Storage, Distribution and End-use, Using Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels

 

Presentation:   PDF (16 MB)

TechConnect World 2014, Innovation Conference & Expo

Washington, DC, 15-19 June 2014

Low-cost Transmission, Storage, and Integration for Renewable-source Energy: Hydrogen and Ammonia C-free Fuel Systems with Underground Pipelines, Salt Caverns, and Liquid Ammonia Tanks

Paper:  PDF (480 kB)

REvision2014: Global Energy Turnarounds and Japan’s Path World Smart Energy Week,

Tokyo, 26-28 February 2014
Memo to Delegates:  Running the World on Renewables: Alternatives to Electricity for Gathering and Transmission, Annual-scale Firming Storage, and Integration of Diverse, Stranded, Renewable Energy (RE) Resources
Memo to Delegates:  Tokyo-JREF-WSEW Feb 23, 2014

EUEC – Electric Utility Environmental Conference

Phoenix, AZ,  3-5 February 2014

The Alaska Renewable-Source Ammonia Fuel Pilot Plant: Village Energy  Independence, Firming Storage, and Renewables Export

 

Presentation: PDF (10.2 MB)

Memo to NREL Colleagues:  Word DOC (130 kB)

2013 Conference Materials

PowerGen International, RE World

Orlando, FL,  12-14 November 2013

Panel, Microgrids Off-grid and On:   The Alaska Renewable-Source Ammonia Fuel Pilot Plant: Village Energy  Independence, Firming Storage, and Renewables Export

Best Paper Award, Utility Integration / Smart Grid track

Paper:  PDF (663 kB)

Presentation:  PDF (7.1 MB)

Memo to delegates:  PDF (37 kB)

Santa Clara University, Engineering Department Energy Club

Santa Clara, CA,  22 October 2013

Running the World on Renewables: Energy Sustainability with God on our side?

Presentation:  PDF (25.9 MB)

22nd World Energy Congress

Daegu, Korea, 13-17 October 2013. World Energy Council

Expert Forum Paper 689, 14 October:  Renewable Energy Bulk Storage for less than $1.00 / kWh Capital Cost as Gaseous Hydrogen (GH2) and Liquid Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3) Carbon-free Fuels, with Transmission via Underground Pipelines

Paper:  PDF (404 kB)

Presentation:  PDF (7.4 MB)

Memo to fellow delegates:  PDF (37 kB)

AAAS Arctic Science Conference

Kodiak, Alaska, 26-28 September 2013

Presentation: “Protecting the Arctic by Running the World on Renewables: Alternatives for Transmission and Low-cost Firming Storage of Stranded Renewables as Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels”

Presentation:   PDF (15.7 MB)

ASME Power Conference

Boston, MA, 29 July – 1 August 2013

Renewable Energy Bulk Storage for < $1.00 / kWh Capital Cost as Gaseous Hydrogen (GH2) and Liquid Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3) C-free Fuels

Paper: POWER2013-98294   PDF (790 kB)

Presentation:   PDF (7.4 MB)

Alaska’s Renewable-source Fuel Energy Storage Pilot Plant: Toward Community Energy Independence via Solid State Ammonia Synthesis (SSAS)

Paper: POWER2013-98290   PDF (686 kB)

Presentation:  PDF (8.2 MB)

IEEE-PES-GM (Power and Energy Society General Meeting)

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 22-26 July 2013

Energy and Water:  Essential, Interdependent Commodities and Strategies

Composite of five panelists’ presentations: PDF (14.2 MB)

Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2013

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 16-19 June 2013 Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Running the World on Renewables: Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission and Low-cost Firming Storage of 

Stranded Renewables as Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels via Underground Pipelines

Presentation:   PDF (10.6 MB)

Alaska’s Solid State Ammonia Synthesis Pilot Plant (SSAS-PP) Demonstration System for Renewable Energy (RE) 

Firming Storage, Transmission, and Export

Presentation:   PDF (7.8 MB)

2012 Conference Materials

World Renewable Energy Forum

Denver, CO, 13 – 17 May 2012

Energy Generation, Distribution, & Transportation Running the World on Renewables: Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission, Firming Storage, and Supply Integration of Large-scale, Stranded, Renewable Energy

Presentation: (composite of six panelists), PDF (5.6 MB)

19th World Hydrogen Energy Conference

Toronto, Canada, 3 – 8 June 2012

Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission, Firming Storage, and Supply Integration for Diverse, Stranded, Renewable Energy Resources: Gaseous Hydrogen and Anhydrous Ammonia Fuels via Underground Pipelines

Paper: PDF (1.5 MB)

Presentation: PDF (11 MB)

NH3 Fuel Association Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX, 30 September – 3 October 2012

Comparing Fuels For Energy Transmission, Storage, and Integration

Presentation: PDF (4.4 MB)

Low Carbon Earth Summit and New Energy Forum

Guangzhou, China, 19-21 October 2012

Running the World on Renewables: Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission, Firming Storage, and Supply Integration of Diverse, Stranded Renewables at GW Scale

Presentation: PDF (9.8 MB)

Solving Renewable Energy’s Transmission, Firming Storage, and Supply Integration Problems: Alternatives to Electricity for Diverse, Stranded, Renewables at GW Scale

Presentation: PDF (11 MB)

ASME-IMECE – American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

Houston, TX, 9 – 15 November 2012

Running the World on Renewables: Alternatives for Transmission and Low-cost Firming Storage of Stranded Renewables as Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels via Underground Pipelines

Video:  https://vimeo.com/208132918            22 minutes

Paper: PDF (1 MB)

Presentation: PDF (12 MB)

2011 Conference Materials

Low Carbon Earth Summit 2011

Dalian, PR China, 19-26 October 11

Low-cost, Large-scale, Firming Storage for Stranded Renewables in Hydrogen Transmission Pipelines and Solution-mined Salt Caverns

Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission and Low-cost Firming Storage of Stranded Renewable Energy as Pipelined Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels

Presentation: PPT (33 MB)

International Gas Union Research Conference 2011

Seoul, Korea, 19-21 October 11

Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission and Low-cost Firming Storage of Large-scale, Stranded, Renewable Energy as Pipelined Hydrogen and Ammonia Carbon-free Fuels

Paper: PDF, A4 page format, (1.5 MB)

Paper: PDF, letter page format, (1.5 MB)

Poster: PDF (10 MB)

ASME Power 2011 (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

Denver, CO, 12-14 July 11

Beyond Smart Grid: Alternatives for Transmission and Low-cost Firming Storage of Stranded Renewables as Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels via Underground Pipelines

Paper: PDF (790 kB)

Presentation: PDF (10.8 MB)

2010 Conference Materials

Stanford Reunion Class of ’65 Panel

Stanford, CA, 22 Oct 10

Risks and Responses to Global Climate Change

Video:     https://vimeo.com/142700207   

Use the timeline scroll bar to 23:30 min for Bill Leighty’s 15 min intro presentation.

Presentation: PDF (4.5 MB)

Seventh Annual Ammonia Fuel Conference, NH3 Fuel Association

Detroit, MI, 27 September 10

Making Ammonia Fuel From Alaska’s Abundant Stranded Renewable Energy

Presentation: PDF (5.2 MB)

IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

Minneapolis, MN, 25-29 July 10

Alternatives to Electricity for GW-scale Transmission and Firming Storage for Diverse, Stranded Renewables: Hydrogen and Ammonia

Paper: PDF (769 kB)

ASME Power (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

Chicago, IL, 14 July 10

Alternatives to Electricity for Transmission and Annual-scale Firming Storage for Diverse Renewable Energy Resources: Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels

Presentation: PDF (7.9 MB)

Business of Clean Energy in Alaska, REAP (Renewable Energy Alaska Project)

Anchorage, AK, 18 June 10

Making Ammonia Fuel From Alaska’s Vast Stranded Renewable Energy Resources

Presentation: PDF (4 MB)

National Hydrogen Association (NHA) annual conference

Long Beach, CA, 4-6 May 10

Begin Now: Design and Build a Renewables-Source Hydrogen Transmission Pipeline Pilot Plant

Video:  https://vimeo.com/209160500

Presentation: PDF (4.9 MB)

International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation, ICEPAG 2010, ASME

Costa Mesa, CA, 9-11 Feb 10

Transmission and Annual-scale Firming Storage Alternatives to Electricity: Gaseous Hydrogen and Anhydrous Ammonia via Underground Pipeline

Paper: PDF (1.2 MB)

Presentation: PDF (8.7 MB)

EUEC 2010

Phoenix, AZ, 2 February 10

Transmission and Annual-scale Firming Storage Alternatives to Electricity: Gaseous Hydrogen and Anhydrous Ammonia via Underground Pipeline

Presentation: PDF (4.5 MB)

2009 Conference Materials

Wartburg College, Corporation Day Keynote

Waverly, IA, 6 Oct 09

Running the World on Renewables: Energy Sustainability with God on Our Side?

Video:  https://vimeo.com/209334746

Presentation: PDF (11 MB)

IRENEW Energy Expo (Iowa Renewable Energy Association)

Norway, IA, 12-13 Sep 09

Running Iowa, and the World, on Firm Renewables via GW-scale Transmission and Storage

Presentation: PDF (12.5 MB)

Clean Tech

Houston, TX, 4-6 May 09

Running the World on Renewables via Hydrogen Pipelines with Firming Geologic Storage

Abstract: PDF (341 kB)

National Hydrogen Association (NHA) annual meeting

Columbia, SC, 30 Mar – 3 Apr 09

Alaska Village Survival: Affordable Energy Independence via Renewables Firmed as Hydrogen Storage in Liquid Anhydrous Ammonia

Paper: PDF (345 kB)

2008 Conference Materials

Wind Engineering, Volume 32, Number 1, 2008

Copyright © 2008 Multi-Science Publishing Company, UK

Transmission and Firming of GW-Scale Wind Energy via Hydrogen and Ammonia

John Holbrook, AmmPower LLC and Bill Leighty, The Leighty Foundation

Paper: PDF (2.3 MB)

Ammonia: The Key to US Energy Independence

Minneapolis, MN, 29-30 September 08

Energy Storage with Anhydrous Ammonia: Comparison with other Energy Storage

Presentation: PDF (3 MB)

IRENEW (Iowa Renewable Energy Association) Energy Expo 08

Cedar Falls, IA, 14 September 08, University of Northern Iowa, CEEE

Running the World on Renewables

Presentation: PDF (16 MB)

Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) Energy Fair

Anchorage, AK, 9 August 08, Park Strip and Chena Hot Springs, AK 23 August 08

Running Alaska and the World on Renewables via Hydrogen and Ammonia Pipelines and Fuels

Presentation: PDF (11 MB)

ASME Power 2008

Orlando, FL, 22-24 July 08, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Running the World on Renewables: Hydrogen Transmission Pipelines with Firming Geologic Storage,

 

Paper:  ASME POWER2008-60031  PDF  (440 kB)

 

Presentation: PDF (8 MB)

Fuel Cell 2008

Long Beach, CA, 21-22 May 08

Running the World on Renewables via Hydrogen Transmission Pipelines with Firming Geologic Storage

Presentation: PDF (4 MB)

Electricity Storage Association annual meeting

Anaheim, CA, 21 May 08

Running the World on Renewables via Gaseous Hydrogen Pipeline Transmission and Firming Geologic Storage

Presentation: PDF (6 MB)

International Journal of Energy Research (IJER), Volume 32 Issue 5, April 2008

Special issue on Renewables and Hydrogen Energy

Technologies for Sustainable Development Issue Edited by Bent Sørensen. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Running the world on renewables: Hydrogen transmission pipelines and firming geologic storage

Paper: PDF (470 kB)

National Hydrogen Association annual meeting

Sacramento, CA, 30 March – 4 April, 2008

Two Farm Bill Research Initiatives Promise New Markets, Transmission, and Firming Storage for Diverse, Large-scale, Stranded Renewables as Hydrogen and Ammonia

Paper: PDF (345 kB)

Poster: PDF (1.2 MB)     ‘07 Farm Bill: Hydrogen from Large, Stranded, Renewable Resources

Washington International Renewable Energy Conference 08  (WIREC 08)

Official Side Event (OSE) #92

Washington, DC, 4-6 March 08, Washington Convention Center

GW-scale Transmission and Annual-scale Firming Storage Alternatives for Diverse, Stranded, Renewables: Electricity, Hydrogen, Ammonia, and Others

Speakers: Bill Leighty, The Leighty Foundation; John Moore, Environmental Law and Policy Center; Tom Key, EPRI; Jerome Hinkle, National Hydrogen Association; Jim Blencoe, Hydrogen Discoveries, Inc.; Jason Ganley, Howard University

Presentation:  PDF