Renewable hydrogen is an important tool in the transition from fossil fuel use to sustainable solutions that reduce the production of carbon dioxide. Used as an intermediary between primary energy sources and end products, hydrogen is ideal to support chemical processes such as biogas processing, ammonia production, and refining. Currently, it is produced by the reforming of natural gas.
Due to its end-use flexibility, hydrogen is important for managing renewable energy sources on the electrical grid and facilitating energy storage projects.
Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolysis
Hydrogen generated through electrolysis can create a strong environmental impact on several industries, while also enhancing the utilization of intermittent renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) by leveraging resources that are otherwise stranded.
Proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis can be favorably applied to energy capture due to its wide dynamic range and capability to quickly increase and decrease from near zero output to full capacity.
It is clear that the public is showing more interest in the application of renewable hydrogen and the science behind this technology. Proton OnSite, a global player in hydrogen generation and innovative gas solutions, is the right outfit to address this growing interest.
Dr. Katherine Ayers from Proton OnSite was recently invited to talk about renewable hydrogen at the 229th Electrochemical Society Meeting in San Diego, CA. She will lead two sessions at the event:
1. “Renewable Hydrogen: Near Term Solutions & Long Term Potential”
- An introduction to electrolysis
- Electrolysis reliability & maturity
- Hydrogen markets
- Synergy with energy storage
- PEM electrolysis status
- AEM electrolysis options
2. “The Role of Renewable Hydrogen in Sustainable Manufacturing”
- Electrolysis background
- Hydrogen & sustainability - connection to the CO2 problem
- Materials & manufacturing challenges - realities of scale
- Technology successes
- Conclusions & thoughts for the future
Dr. Ayers was actively involved at the event, and will also take part in ECS's, ‘Panel of Professionals: Career Exploration in the Electrochemical and Solid State Science and Technology’, a forum where professionals from academia, government, and industry discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of pursuing a career in their chosen field.
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