Ask the Battery/Fuel Cell Professor
Professor Nigel Brandon OBE from Imperial College London gave a 25 minute presentation "Innovations in electrochemical technology for the low carbon transition" followed by Q&A.
*Drivers for electrochemical tech and H2 in the energy system
*A brief intro to 3 core hydrogen technologies – CCS, fuel cells and electrolysers
*Hydrogen fuel cells for transport and heat
*Flow batteries for energy storage
*Electrolysis for chemicals
The 30 minute Q&A session covered a lot of interesting issues –The practical issues of blending hydrogen into the gas grid, carbon-dioxide air capture technology and its challenges, the various types of flow batteries and how they match up with lithium-ion for stationary storage, the merits of PEM and Solid Oxide fuel cells and whether other chemistries such as Alkaline can breakthrough. Why solid-oxide cells have a thermodynamic advantage in electrolysis.
Click below to listen the full conference call. Please contact CIR@liberum.com for the password.
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