Stephen Szymanski

Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Americas
Nel Hydrogen U.S.

Steve is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nel Hydrogen, with more than 30 years of technical and business development experience in the fields of specialty chemicals and hydrogen system solutions.  In this role, he manages all sales efforts in North and South America for Nel’s Electrolyzer Division.  In addition to leading sales of Nel’s PEM and alkaline electrolyzer technology, Steve directs Nel’s international Navy submarine business segment. His previous experience includes an engineering role in the Electrochem business unit at United Technologies where he focused on the development of PEM electrolyzer technology for space and defense applications.  After moving into technical sales and sales management, Steve joined Nel to support the commercialization and market development efforts for its PEM electrolyzer technology.  Since then, he has held various management positions at Nel over the past 20 years.  In addition to his primary responsibilities, Steve also holds several Board positions with industry organizations, including the California Hydrogen Business Council, the Ammonia Energy Association, and the Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Operations Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

05 Oct
 - 10:20 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Track B
Panel Discussion
  • Which offtake markets make the most sense for Green Hydrogen?
  • How close are we to an electolyzer market with capacity to scale?
  • How can you incorporate both solar/wind and green hydrogen in your investment portfolio?
  • What’s the appetite from the debt market and cost of capital?
08 Oct
 - 15:30 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Panel Discussion

October 8th is designated Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, chosen for the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). In support of this day, The Solar & Storage Finance Summit will look at green hydrogen, powered by solar in the US market.

This session will analyze the work we need to do as an industry to improve the bankability of green hydrogen collocated with solar as a generation source. We will hear from lenders and equity investors about their appetite for this segment of the market, explore the trends in CAPEX and look at how the industry can scale. We will also look at investment needed into the infrastructure supporting the growth of the industry and discuss how government plans to support a hydrogen industry could bolster solar+H2.

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