Hosted by Dr. Fouad Matar, The talk will focus on Hydrogen production as it plays a vital role in any industrialised society. About 70 million tons of hydrogen are produced annually worldwide for various applications, including oil refining, ammonia and methanol production, metal processing, food processing, transportation, and power generation. Most of this hydrogen—around 95%—is produced from fossil fuels by steam methane reforming (SMR) of natural gas (the cheapest and most common method), as well as by partial oxidation of methane, and coal gasification.
Oil refineries also produce hydrogen internally to make lower-sulfur, cleaner-burning transportation fuels. The current production of hydrogen results in the emission of around 830 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, according to the International Energy Agency. Therefore, there is significant potential for producing hydrogen using low-carbon methods. Other, more sustainable methods of hydrogen production are biomass gasification and electrolysis of water.
The talk will shed light on how green hydrogen, produced by the electrolysis of water, can accelerate the deployment of intermittent renewable energies, allowing them to be stored in large quantities. Green hydrogen has been gaining momentum among businesses and governments over the past 3 years, with the number of dedicated strategies and large-scale projects around the globe notably increasing.
With its zero-carbon potential, the alternative fuel can play a huge role in decarbonizing the global economy, especially in hard-to-decarbonize sectors such as long-haul transport, chemicals, and iron and steel.Instagram @HCT_UAETwitter @HCT_UAELinkedIn: Higher Colleges of TechnologyFacebook: @HCTUAE
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