Neva Espinoza is the director of research and development at EPRI. Bo Cerup-Simonsen is executive technical advisor, fleet management & technology, at Maersk. Paul Browning is the CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas. Michael Berube is acting deputy assistant secretary, sustainable transportation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, for the U.S. Department of Education.
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As we decarbonize, changes will be needed. Many of our industries, including steel, cement, fertilizer, and air and sea travel, will need additional options for electricity, including hydrogen, ammonia, synthetic fuels and other low-carbon resources.
Moderated by Neva Espinoza, EPRI's director of research and development, the panel included Bo Cerup-Simonsen, executive technical advisor, fleet management & technology, Maersk, Paul Browning, CEO, Mitsubishi Power Americas, and Michael Berube, acting deputy assistant secretary, sustainable transportation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, DOE.
EPRI's Neva Espinoza: We believe there's a fourth pathway to enable deep decarbonization, something we're calling low carbon resources. When we talk about low carbon resources, we're talking about hydrogen, ammonia, synthetic fuels, and we're talking in biofuels and how they become part of our transformation of our energy system going forward, looking at how can we integrate those new resources.
When you look at what's happening in power generation and the opportunity we have for electrification going forward to enable this decarbonization, what do you see as those core sectors that are going to be in fact impacted, and how far do you actually think electrification can go?