Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

Towards widespread use of hydrogen as an energy carrier in society

BELab hydrogen

Trygve Skjold, associate professor in process safety technology at the department of physics and technology, UiB, will present on the technological and societal challenges related to the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier on Tuesday the 3rd of March. 

Abstract: Various national and international organisations foresee a transition towards sustainable energy systems that entails widespread use of hydrogen as an energy carrier in society. Hydrogen can be produced from both renewable and non-renewable energy sources, hydrogen can be stored and transported in compressed or liquid form, and fuel cells and specially designed turbines can convert hydrogen to electrical energy on demand. However, it is not realistic to achieve widespread use of hydrogen in society unless the suppliers of hydrogen and hydrogen technology demonstrate that the associated risk is comparable or lower than the corresponding risk for conventional energy carriers. To achieve and demonstrate this level of safety represents a considerable technological and societal challenge. The presentation will outline some of the main challenges associated with widespread use of hydrogen as an energy carrier in society, as well as suggestions for how a safe transition can be realised.

This seminar will be held in the Hellan-Hansen meeting room, Geophysical Institute (Allegaten 70), from 12:15 to 13:00 (we open the doors at 12:00). As always, it is free and open to all interested parties, so bring your lunch and join us for an interesting presentation followed bya Q&A session.

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