Chemist Staff Scientist/Engineer
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S.
Date: March 23, 2022
Time: 1300h ET
Sponsors: Hiden Analytical, Element Six, TA Instruments – Waters
This webinar introduces a refined and updated view of the concept of the colors of hydrogen based on a survey of many recent reports and roadmaps on hydrogen. As a versatile, colorless molecular energy carrier with great potential to decarbonize multiple sectors and help reach net-zero emissions, there has been a renewed interest in improving and expanding hydrogen production with minimal or zero impact to the environment. The conventional wisdom to categorize hydrogen production methods relies on colors that are associated with the technology pathways and their net carbon-emission impact. Despite some confusion arising from ill-defined associations, the concept of hydrogen colors has been gaining popularity due to the simplicity of such associations. This talk aims to de-mystify these colors by embodying an expanded palette that reflects both existing and emerging (advanced) pathways to contribute to the ongoing conversation and efforts toward promoting and supporting the research, policy, and regulations on realizing the clean hydrogen vision.
Benefits of attending the webinar
- Hydrogen production methods in context;
- Colors of hydrogen, current status, and future trends;
- Role of clean hydrogen in decarbonization efforts.
Dr. Ahmet Kusoglu is a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), working on polymeric and functional materials for hydrogen and clean energy applications. His research focuses on the characterization of ion-conductive polymers and solid-electrolyte interfaces for energy conversion and storage devices and related electrochemical-mechanical phenomena. Data-driven material design, decarbonization of transportation, and data visualization are among his interests.
He completed his PhD at the University of Delaware, and did his post-doctoral research at LBNL on fuel-cell membranes. Dr. Kusoglu has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal papers and two book chapters, and given over 30 invited talks and tutorials at international meetings, academic, and industry forums. He received the 2017-2018 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship and 2016 ECS Srinivasan Young Investigator Award. Dr. Kusoglu participated in Department of Energy Consortia on Hydrogen including HydroGEN, FC-PAD, and H2NEW. He served as the Thrust Coordinator in the Fuel Cell Performance and Durability Consortium, and is currently Communications Director of the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck (M2FCT) Consortium.
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