Date: 26 September 2016
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Jared Moore
Topic: Thermal Hydrogen: An Emissions Free Hydrocarbon Economy
Thermal Hydrogen is an emissions free energy system where hydrogen is produced from water splitting and the residual oxygen utilized to produce electricity or hydrogen from hydrocarbons. The purpose of hydrogen is to meet the energy services currently provided by hydrocarbon energy carriers, and the purpose of oxygen is to pre-empt the most expensive part of Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), on-site gas separation. Oxygen also enables simpler and more efficient thermodynamic cycles and this further reduces the costs of hydrocarbon based electricity and hydrogen production. The economic competitiveness of Thermal Hydrogen processes is quantified against other transportation and electricity options. Also examined are the wide variety of supply side options enabled by Thermal Hydrogen as well as the reduction in system redundancy enabled by a storable, portable, low carbon energy carrier.