Energy Storage for Manufacturing and Industrial Decarbonization Workshop "Energy StorM"

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Enabling Carbon-Free Energy for Industrial Decarbonization

February 8-9, 2022

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Workshop Overview

  • This free, virtual workshop will bring together members of industry, national laboratories, universities, and government to discuss the needs, challenges, and opportunities associated with carbon-free energy and energy storage for manufacturing and industrial decarbonization
  • Energy needs will first be identified for different energy manufacturing sectors (e.g., cement/steel production, chemical synthesis, food processing, petroleum refining)
  • Energy storage technologies and associated challenges will then be presented from experts in the field
  • Ample time will be provided for discussion and Q&A
  • The outcome of this workshop will be a summary of needs and gaps (scale and duration), use cases, potential technologies, and a framework for implementation of energy storage for manufacturing and industrial decarbonization (Energy StorM) through initiatives such as the U.S. DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge.
  • Please check out the U.S. DOE Energy Storage Handbook for background information on relevant energy storage technologies.

Read the final Energy StorM Report

Tuesday, February 8, 2022: Defining Energy Needs and Priorities for Manufacturing and Industrial Decarbonization

Time (EST) Presentation Presenter Organization
Workshop Introduction (Chair: Cliff Ho)
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11:00 AM Introduction and Overview Cliff Ho Sandia National Laboratories
11:10 AM DOE Opening Remarks Kelly Speakes-Backman U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
11:25 AM Energy Storage for Manufacturing Joe Cresko U.S. DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 
11:45 AM Industrial Decarbonization: Renewable Process Heating from Concentrating Solar Thermal Avi Shultz U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)
11:55 AM Overview of Related Industry Workshops: TMCES 2021 and IPER 2022 Jeff Moore Southwest Research Institute
12:05 PM Break
DOE Panel - Programs & Priorities for Industrial Decarbonization (Chair: Alejandro Moreno)
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12:15 PM Introduction Alejandro Moreno U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
12:20 PM DOE OE - Grid Transformation Challenges Joe Paladino U.S. DOE Office of Electricity (OE)
DOE HFTO - Hydrogen Storage Eric Miller U.S. DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO)
DOE BETO - Bioenergy and Chemical Storage Jay Fitzgerald U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)
DOE SETO - Thermal Storage Avi Shultz U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) 
DOE GTO - Geothermal/Reservoir Storage Alexis McKittrick U.S. DOE Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO)
DOE AMO - Integrated Nuclear Systems Jason Marcinkoski U.S. DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 
1:10 PM Q&A
1:30 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Showcase: Real-world Example of Energy Storage for Manufacturing Lori Schaefer-Weaton  President, Agri-Industrial Plastics Company
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Industry Needs (Chairs: Prakash Rao and Nwike Iloeje)
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2:20 PM Introduction Prakash Rao Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
Nwike Iloeje Argonne National Laboratory
Chemicals & Petrochemicals Elizabeth Endler Sr. Principal Scientist, Shell
Minerals Manufacturing Anne Williams President, Washington Mills
Transportation Manufacturing Rob Threlkeld Global Manager, General Motors
Steel Production Helder Silva Group Expert for Energy, ArcelorMittal
Cement Production Gianluca Ambrosetti CEO, Synhelion (with contributions from CEMEX)
3:25 PM Q&A
3:50 PM Wrap-up Cliff Ho Sandia National Laboratories
4:10 PM Adjourn

Wednesday, February 9, 2022: Energy Storage Technologies and Integration* for Manufacturing and Industrial Decarbonization

Time (EST) Presentation Presenter Organization
10:45 AM Welcome and Review Cliff Ho Sandia National Laboratories
Electrochemical Storage (Chairs: Amy Marschilok and Boryann Liaw)
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11:00 AM Introduction Amy Marschilok Brookhaven National Laboratory
Boryann Liaw Idaho National Laboratory
11:05 AM Overview of EPRI's Electric Energy Storage Program Lakshmi Srinivasan Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Energy Storage to Decarbonize the Industrial Sector Through Direct Electrification Sanjoy Banerjee CUNY Energy Institute, Urban Electric Power
  Cost-Effective Vanadium Flow Battery for Energy Storage Carlo Brovero CEO, StorEn
Energy Storage for Power System Reliability Hongtao Ma North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Li Ion Storage and Hybrid Renewable Energy/Storage Solutions for Decarbonization of the Industrial Sector Jamie Link Vice President, Solar & Storage Product Management, EDF Renewables North America
11:55 AM Q&A
12:15 PM Break
Thermal Storage (Chairs: Sumanjeet Kaur and Julie Slaughter)
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12:25 PM Introduction Sumanjeet Kaur Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
Julie Slaughter Ames Laboratory
12:30 PM Cold Storage Reyad Sawafta Phase Change Solutions
12:35 PM Malta Pumped Thermal Energy Storage System - Green Heat & Power Application Bao Truong Malta Inc.
12:40 PM Phase Change Torbjorn Lindquist Azelio
12:45 PM Thermocline Sensible Storage Maxwell Steffen Cameron-Jones Siemens Gamesa
12:50 PM Carbon-Block Storage David Bierman Antora
12:55 PM Solid-Media Storage Paul Gauche Heliogen
1:00 PM Terrestrial Storage Travis McLing Idaho National Laboratory
1:05 PM Q&A
1:40 PM Lunch Break
Chemical Storage (Chairs: Kristin Hertz and Lynn Wendt)
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2:10 PM Introduction Kristin Hertz Sandia National Laboratories
Lynn Wendt Idaho National Laboratory
2:15 PM Storing Electrons as Chemical Molecules Brittany Westlake Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
The Role of Hydrogen Storage in Decarbonization: A Utility Perspective Hilary Petrizzo Commercial Development Manager CCUS, SoCalGas
Hydrogen Storage Solutions - A Necessary First Step toward Decarbonization Sumanth Addagarla  Vice President, Bayotech
Using CO2 to Carry Stored Hydrogen Energy Todd Brix CEO, OCO Inc.
Ammonia: The Other Hydrogen Trevor Brown Executive Director, Ammonia Energy Association
Enerkem Integration with Energy Storage Systems David Lynch General Manager R&D, Enerkem
3:05 PM Q&A
3:25 PM Break
Analysis and Valuation (Chairs: Sarang Supekar and Daniel Ginosar)
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3:35 PM Introduction Sarang Supekar Argonne National Laboratory
Daniel Ginosar Idaho National Laboratory
3:40 PM Trends and Needs in Industrial Energy Storage Valuation and Policy Erin Childs Strategen
3:50 PM Energy Storage Valuation Tools and Methods for Industry, PSH, Monetizing Resiliency Patrick Balducci Argonne National Laboratory
4:00 PM Energy Storage Analysis Using ReOPT Emma Elgqvist National Renewable Energy Laboratory
4:10 PM Value of Thermal Energy Storage with CSP vs. PV Franziska Schoeniger TU Wien
4:20 PM Industrial Energy Storage Policy - Challenges and Opportunities Jeremy Twitchell Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
4:30 PM Q&A
4:45 PM Closing Remarks Rebecca O'Neil Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4:50 PM Summary and Wrap-Up Cliff Ho Sandia National Laboratories
5:10 PM Adjourn

*Energy Storage Integration will be discussed as part of each storage technology:

  • Charging/discharging and energy conversion
  • Power requirements (watts)
  • Storage duration (hours)
  • Ramp requirements (speed)
  • Hybridization opportunities
  • Conveyance and point-of-use application
  • Scalability
  • Flexibility/scheduling/demand response (minimizing costs)


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