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Hydrogen and hydrogen carriers

February 2024: Mini-seminar series on hydrogen and hydrogen carriers

During February 2024 we offer a mini-series of three webinars dealing with hydrogen and ammonia. Join us to get valuable updates on different aspects of the current developments in hydrogen technology, economy and legislation!

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The webinars will address the development of accurate measurement methods for hydrogen, legal challenges for the hydrogen value chain and development of more efficient production methods for green ammonia. 

13. February - Reliable metering for custody transfer of hydrogen

Ensuring fair custody transfer and trade is essential for the development of a hydrogen energy sector. The established technologies used in the natural gas industry do not meet the measurement requirements. Thus, there is a need to update measurement methods, calibration facilities, and standards. Chief scientist Kjetil Folgerø at NORCE presents

20. February - Legal rules for hydrogen - how, when, where?

Development of an adequate and efficient legal and economic framework is paramount to develop a sustainable hydrogen value chain. Development of the framework must be done in close connection with technological development to make sure that the framework addresses the current and future challenges. Post.doc. Torhild Nordtveit from the Law Faculty at UiB presents. 

27. February - Novel methods for producing ammonia

Ammonia is being used as a raw material for fertilizer and there is a well-established infrastructure for ammonia production and transport. It also has a potential as fuel, e.g. in deep sea shipping. 

The Haber-Bosch process is the primary method in producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen. Ammonia production as of today requires much energy and has a high CO2 footprint. There is ongoing research to replace the current industrial production process with a one-step green production method. PhD-fellow Jonas Himmelstrup from UiB presents the status for this new method.