US Chapter Workshop "From Hydrogen Market Development to Project Development"

Ryan Eslicker, oversees investments and development within hydrogen value chain infrastructure projects within North America for the EDF Inc. The Houston based team is focused on early-stage strategic / industrial equity partnerships that leverage the EDF group’s industrial expertise to enhance project development and operations. Prior to EDF, Ryan was a member of the Phillips 66 Emerging Energy team where he led hydrogen business development efforts, focused on hydrogen refueling development, renewable fuels projects, and refinery decarbonization initiatives.

Amy Hebert, is the CEO and founder of Arcadia eFuels, a company with the mission to combat climate change by producing sustainable fuels with a net-zero carbon footprint. In a project full of firsts, Amy and the Arcadia team have worked to create a first-of-its-kind commercial efuels that is becoming a reality with their first location set to be built in Vordingborg, Denmark.

 Amy brings more than 25 years of global industry experience and 12 years of executive leadership positions in the refining, chemical and polymer markets. She has experience in all aspects of business management including developing and executing long term business strategy while managing overall financial wellbeing; experience with JV’s, new plant construction, and plant expansions from idea, through design and startup. Most recently she held the position as Deputy CEO/Chief Commercial Officer for Haldor Topsoe, and previously Vice President Europe with Celanese and Global Vice President Catalysts with Albemarle.

She holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Amy is also a supervisory board member, nomination and audit committee member of IMCD.

Amy holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Amy is also a supervisory board member, nomination and audit committee member of IMCD.

Lindsey Bok, is the Commercial Manager for Equinor’s Low Carbon Business Development, where she is responsible for developing and building the commercial framework for blue Hydrogen, CCS and ammonia opportunities. She joins the Low Carbon Solutions team after spending 3 years in Norway as Vice President of Crude, Products and Liquids Market Analysis, heading a team that supported Equinor’s upstream, midstream and marketing business units. Prior to that she held roles in Commercial Midstream Negotiations and Market Analysis. After spending over a decade building in-depth market knowledge and commercial experience to support the optimization of Equinor’s onshore and offshore, oil and gas portfolio, she is looking forward to bringing those skills to the energy transition and to leading the company forward towards its global ambitions for net zero in the US.

Dr. Michael E. Webber, is the John J. McKetta Centennial Energy Chair in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and CTO of Energy Impact Partners, a $3 billion cleantech venture fund. From September 2018 to August 2021, Webber was based in Paris, France where he served as the Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, one of the world’s largest energy companies. Webber’s expertise spans research and education at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization on topics related to innovation, energy, and the environment. His book Power Trip: The Story of Energy was published in 2019 by Basic Books with an award-winning 12-part companion series spread out over two seasons that aired on PBS, Amazon Prime, AppleTV, and in-flight entertainment on American Airlines. The series had more than 10,000 broadcasts in the United States and has been distributed in dozens of countries, ultimately reaching millions of viewers. He was selected as a Fellow of ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and as a member of the 4th class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars, which is a leadership training program organized by Presidents George W. Bush and William J. Clinton. Webber has authored four full-length general interest books, created two interactive textbooks, written more than 500 publications, and been awarded 6 patents. He serves on the advisory board for Scientific American and GTI Energy (an industry consortium formerly known as the Gas Technology Institute). A successful entrepreneur, Webber was one of three founders in 2015 for an educational technology startup, DISCO Learning Media, which was acquired in 2018. Webber holds a B.S. and B.A. from UT Austin, and M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He was honored as an American Fellow of the German Marshall Fund and an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow on four separate occasions by the University of Texas for exceptional teaching.

Kyle Doherty, is an attorney at Baker Botts LLP, where he is a member of the Energy Projects and Transactions section of the firm’s Global Projects Practice. Kyle advises clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, project development, and commercial agreements in the energy industry, with a particular focus on projects and transactions in the low carbon and energy transition space. Kyle provides support at each stage of the transaction process, from structuring and due diligence to negotiation and drafting of key deal documents such as project development agreements, equity purchase agreements, joint venture agreements and commodity supply and offtake agreements. Kyle has experience with novel deal structures in the hydrogen, CCS/CCUS, and battery storage industries, and has advised clients on projects and transactions related to renewable power generation, renewable fuels, and traditional oil and gas assets.

Kyle served as a secondee at a major international energy company and, while in law school, interned at the National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH) in Mexico.

For over 30+years, Marc Van Den Boom has been a driving force behind successful engineering and construction companies across the globe. With a diverse career spanning continents and industries, he brings a wealth of experience to every project, from multi-billion dollar capital undertakings to strategic acquisitions and organic growth initiatives. With his proven track record of success in international markets, Marc greatly advances teams facing complex engineering and construction delivery challenges, as he provides a total project understanding to Worley’s New Energy Growth Initiative. Marc's leadership centers around fostering strong client relationships and building exceptional teams to support complex EPC project deliveries. He believes in creating a culture of accountability is necessary to achieve predictable outcomes which is critical in the hydrogen and Energy market.