Power-To-Gas and Hydrogen Energy Storage for a 100% Renewable Future

Speaker: Jack Brouwer, Professor, UC Irvine; Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center & Advanced Power and Energy Program
Host: Energy Graduate Group
Date: 10/23/2020
Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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Abstract: Renewable, ultra-low emissions and high efficiency energy conversion systems will be required to introduce energy resource and environmental sustainability. In particular the dynamic dispatch, massive energy storage capacity, and ubiquitous transmission and distribution of energy that the power-to-gas and hydrogen energy storage concepts provide will become essential to enable a 100% renewable economy.  In addition, these concepts enable zero greenhouse gas and zero criteria pollutant emissions energy conversion that spans across applications in the built environment, to transportation, to utility grid network support and sustainability.  Recent research on the dynamics and control of electrochemical energy conversion systems to enable this future will be discussed.

Bio: Prof. Brouwer is an energy system dynamics expert with research interests in advanced and alternative energy systems development; electrochemical conversion devices and systems such as fuel cells, electrolyzers and batteries; dynamic simulation and control systems development; energy system thermodynamics, design, and integration; turbulent reacting flows; chemical kinetics; and electrochemical reactions with concurrent heat, mass and momentum transfer.