The Future of Hydrogen in Colombia

Recorded On: 09/20/2023

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Monica Gasca, Executive Director, H2 Colombia
Lorena G. Moscardelli, Ph.D., Research Scientist & Principal Investigator, State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery Program, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
Moderator: Claudia Hooker Archbold, Senior Legal Counsel, Ecopetrol

Colombia enjoys a wealth of renewable resources, including solar, wind, and water. These resources could be used to produce hydrogen, a clean and efficient fuel that has the potential to revolutionize the country's energy sector.

Organized by the Latin America & Caribbean Chapter, this webinar explores the future of hydrogen in Colombia.

Speakers will discuss:

  • The potential of hydrogen to power transportation, industry, and homes
  • The challenges and opportunities for the hydrogen industry in Colombia
  • The role of hydrogen in achieving a cleaner, more sustainable future

Monica Gasca

Executive Director, H2 Colombia

Monica Gasca has more than eight years of experience analyzing and developing regulations and public policies related to renewable energies and energy transition. Monica worked in the Ministry of Mines and Energy between 2019 and 2022 where she was in charge of leading the strategies for the Energy Transition of the country; she was coordinator of the Energy Transformation Mission for the modernization of the sector, the Geothermal initiative and the hydrogen strategy. She has also worked in companies such as Sercolombia, Ernst & Young, Fedesarrollo and ANDEG.

Lorena G. Moscardelli Ph.D.,

Research Scientist & Principal Investigator, State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery Program, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Lorena Moscardelli is a Research Scientist and leader of the State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery (STARR) program at BEG. Her expertise is in seismic geomorphology and interpretation, sedimentology and stratigraphy and geoscience data integration. She received a degree in Geological Engineering from Central University of Venezuela (2000) and a PhD in Geological Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin (2007).

She specializes in the study of deep-water deposits with emphasis on subaqueous landslides, deep-water mixed siliciclastic-carbonate systems and planetary geology. She started her career as an exploration geologist working for PDVSA (2000 – 2003). Prior to her current position at STARR, Dr. Moscardelli was a Principal Researcher at Equinor (2013 – 2021) where she performed a wide range of activities from research in the Americas to field development in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Her BEG career includes the co-funding and co-direction of the Quantitative Clastic Laboratory (QCL) (2007-2013) and her actual involvement as leader of STARR.

Most recently, Dr. Moscardelli has taken a strong interest in understanding the role of geoscience research as part of the ongoing energy transition while contributing to STARR’s main mission of conducting geologic research resulting in the increase of production and profitability of energy resources in the State of Texas.


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