Sustainable Hydrogen Production from 100% Renewables
On 17 January 2017 the thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies in the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) have launched a global initiative, so-called: Hydrogen Council, to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition. It aims to join the global efforts in promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals. It is obvious that sustainable hydrogen production can only be achieved if this is coupled with 100% renewable energy sources. In this keynote presentation, a focus is primarily made on the 100% renewable energy based hydrogen production systems, particularly thorough thermochemical cycles and photoelectrochemical processes, and their developments, assessments and performance evaluations for various applications. Potential case studies and project results are presented to highlight the importance of sustainable hydrogen production methods for carbon-free economy. Furthermore, some comprehensive life cycle assessment results are presented to discuss the spectrums of various applications and implications.
Ibrahim Dincer is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Ontario and visiting professor at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Yildiz Technical University. Renowned for his pioneering works in the area of sustainable energy technologies he has authored/co-authored numerous books and book chapters, and many refereed journal and conference papers. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered many keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s research excellence award in Ontario, Canada. He has recently been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of The Most Influential Scientific Minds in Engineering.