Andreas Bratland (RCN) – Project funding: 2023 calls for proposals
Andreas Bratland is a special advisor at The Research Council of Norway, at the Energy Department. He has been working at the RCN since 2009 and has been responsible for the battery topic since 2011. He has also been observer to the governing board of FME MoZEES since the centre was established in 2016.
On the topics hydrogen and battery, there will be plenty of opportunities to apply for project funding from The Research Council of Norway in 2023. There will be funding available for competence-building projects and for innovation projects, probably also a small opening for researcher projects.
Sonia Yeh (Chalmers University of Technology) – Modeling of future transport systems from different point of views: data, technology, behavior, and policy
Dr. Sonia Yeh is Professor in Transport and Energy Systems in the Department of Space, Earth and Environment, and co-director of Area of Advance Energy at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Her expertise is in energy economics and energy system modeling, alternative transportation fuels, sustainabilit, technological change, and mobility. She is a senior editor at Energy Policy journal and a contributing author to the Transport Chapter of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). She served as Fulbright Distinguished Chair Professor in Alternative Energy Technology in 2016-2017 at Chalmers University and received Håkan Frisinger Award from Volvo Research and Educational Foundations in 2019.
Transport accounts for 24% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. Governments face challenges in developing feasible and equitable mitigation strategies to reduce energy consumption and manage the transition to low-carbon transport systems. A greater interdisciplinary collaboration agenda across open data, data science, behaviour modelling, and policy analysis. These advancemets can reduce some of the major uncertainties and contribute to evidence-based solutions toward improving the sustainability performance of future transport systems.
Deborah Jones (University of Montpellier) – Membrane and Catalyst Materials and Components Development for Hydrogen Technologies
Deborah J. Jones received her Ph.D. from the University of London, King’s College. After a period at Southampton University, UK, she moved to France first with a Royal Society Fellowship and then a European Commission Sectoral Grant in Non-Nuclear Energy at the University of Montpellier, France. She is currently Director of Research at CNRS at the Institute for Molecular Chemistry and Materials in Montpellier (ICGM). Her interests encompass the development of membrane, catalyst and electrode materials for proton and anion exchange membrane fuel cells and electrolysers. She has co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles on synthesis and characterisation of electrochemically active materials, in particular for energy conversion and storage, ion-exchange, insertion and intercalation, hydrogen bonding and proton transfer, and an inventor on 17 patents in the field of fuel cell materials. She is Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (2015) and recipient (2016) of the Sir William Grove award of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy.
Hydrogen technologies have reached a certain level of maturity, however further progress is needed in the functional materials used in the membrane-electrode assemblies of fuel cells and electrolysers in order to meet the demanding performance, durability and efficiency targets required of them, with regard also to their cost and their use of critical raw materials. This presentation will focus on the design strategies, development, characterisation and validation of materials and components for membrane electrode assemblies for proton exchange membrane fuel cell light and heavy-duty transport applications, and proton exchange membrane electrolysers, and some outlooks for future research.
Alexander Blömeke (RWTH Aachen University) – Battery Electric Systems for Heavy Duty Transport Applications
Alexander Blömeke is chief engineer of the department of Battery System Design and Vehicle Integration of the Chair for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer.
Electrification of all types of transport systems is necessary to reduce CO2 emissions. This talk will present results from projects in the maritime, rail, and road transport sectors where fuel cells have been connected to batteries. Measurements on batteries with sensors such as strain gauges and ultrasound will then be presented, as well as model-based approaches for ultrafast charging.
Lennie Klebanoff (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA) – Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Maritime Applications: From Feasibility Studies to First Demonstrations
Lennie Klebanoff was born in Washington D.C., and raised in nearby Bethesda Maryland. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA. He received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley. After Berkeley, Lennie did a post-doc stint at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST).
From 1987- 1997, Lennie was a Professor of Chemistry at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA conducting fundamental R&D on the magnetic properties of surfaces, eventually attaining the rank of Full Professor of Chemistry with tenure.
After 12 years away from the San Francisco Bay Area, he returned in 1997, taking a position at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA in the Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Project. This project developed an advanced method of manufacturing computer chips. By 2003, his interests began to take him into the alternative energy arena, where he served with State of California officials to develop Governor Schwarzenegger’s Blueprint for a Hydrogen Highway in California.
In 2006 Lennie was named the Director of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Metal Hydride Center of Excellence (MHCoE), an 18-insitution center to advance the science of solid-state storage of hydrogen using metal hydrides. Lennie continues his Sandia hydrogen storage work today within the current DOE-funded HyMARC consortium. Lennie has also been involved in DOE and US Department of Transportation (DOT) funded fuel-cell market transformation projects since 2006, most recently evaluating the feasibility of hydrogen fuel-cell vessels, such as ferries and ocean-going research vessels. Lennie has published over 130 scientific papers, edited one book and has 30 patents (filed and issued).
The talk will review studies since 2016 at Sandia National Laboratories on the feasibility and utility of using hydrogen fuel cell technology to power watercraft. Results will be presented for a high-speed ferry named the “SF-BREEZE,” a coastal research vessel called the “Zero-V,” and a Diesel/Hydrogen hybrid research vessel. Calculated “well-to-waves” greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant (i.e., smog) emissions from such vessels are explained. These feasibility studies have led to real hydrogen vessels that have been built, or are in the design and construction phase. These vessels will be described, along with a new Department of Energy Project to build a floating hydrogen production platform in San Francisco to fuel such vessels with renewable hydrogen.