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Hydrogen Applications

Dr. Amal Khashab's picture
Expert Independent Consultant ,Electric Power Systems Engineering, Free lancer

Summary Full Academic Qualification by obtaining B.Sc. (1971), M.Sc. (1980) and Ph.D. (1991) of Electric Power Engineering. Active continuous education by participating in long periods of...

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  • Nov 9, 2021
              (1) In the industry:
  •             Oil refining,
  •             Production of ammonia for fertilizers (obtained on through the Haber-Bosch process),
  •             Methanol production and steel production.
            (2) In transportation:  
  •              Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) that relies on electric batteries to store energy
  •              Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) that use hydrogen; Like trucks, public buses
  •             Rail, as French hydrogen trains Alstom entered regular service in Germany and Austria in September 2020.
            (3) In construction:
  •             Hydrogen can be blended into existing natural gas distribution networks, in commercial buildings and multiple family residences, especially in densely populated cities.
  •             Long-term prospects could include the direct use of hydrogen in a hydrogen boiler or fuel cell.
            (4) In power generation:
  •               Hydrogen can supplement the work of batteries such as storage in the medium term (seasonal)

  •            In the long term as a fuel to mix with natural gas in combined cycle units

  •            Operation of a new generation of hydrogen 100% turbines.

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Bob Meinetz on Nov 9, 2021

Amal, until green hydrogen is competitive with gray hydrogen, its only application will be as "greenwash" for companies using gray hydrogen (unfortunately, both gray and green look exactly the same).

I'd even go so far as to suggest green will never be competitive with gray - that its potential is a mythological construction of oil industry public relations departments - then wait for someone to prove me wrong.

I won't be holding my breath. 

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Dr. Amal Khashab on Nov 9, 2021

Totally, I agree.

Would you allow me to delete " Geen" to generalize the talk?

Thanks for your valuable comment.

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