Hydrogen Energy, the Contribution to Clean Energy Transitions
21 November 201916:15 - 16:30
Speaker: Dong Xu Acting Director of the Research Center / Director, Guodian New Energy Technology Research Institute - China Energy Corporation / Key Laboratory in Functional Materials Beijing
The time is right to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future. Hydrogen can help tackle various critical energy challenges, as it offers ways to decarbonise a range of sectors, and helps improve air quality and strengthen energy security. Technologies already available today enable hydrogen to produce, store, move and use energy in different ways. A wide variety of fuels are able to produce hydrogen, including renewables, nuclear, natural gas, coal and oil. Today, hydrogen is used mostly in oil refining and for the production of fertilisers. For it to make a significant contribution to clean energy transitions, it also needs to be adopted in sectors where it is almost completely absent at the moment, such as transport, buildings and power generation.