Ni-Silica-based Catalysts for CH4 Reforming by CO2 with Enhanced Stability: Recent Designs and the Impacts of Ni Confinement, Promoters, and Core-Shell Structures
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Hydrogen Energy: Sustainable Production, Storage and Utilisation
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Alfonso Chinnici, PhD
Senior Research Fellow and Research Manager, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Research Interests: renewable energy, solar thermal energy, combustion, CFD, hybrid systems, reactor development, chemical reactors, heat & mass transfer, aerodynamic, multi-phase flows, renewable fuels, laser diagnostics
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Innovation in clean energy technology is essential to enable a transition to a low-carbon, renewable-energy economy. Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier and can play several roles in the energy transformation, including power generation, transport, industrial energy, building heat/power, and as a clean industry feedstock to produce cleaner chemicals. Hydrogen adaptation requires technologies that are both efficient and can achieve the same economies of scale that have been achieved in established processes. As the costs of renewable electricity continue to fall, uptake of CO2-free hydrogen from electrolysis is expected to increase, although scaling up infrastructure deployment are still required to bring hydrogen costs down further. On the other hand, new emerging technologies for hydrogen production, storage and utilisation are also being proposed, which could progressively expand cost-competitiveness of hydrogen markets.
Momentum is building around hydrogen, with many future socio-economic scenarios placing hydrogen as a mainstream energy source. In this perspective, this special issue aims to report the latest technological advancements in the production, storage and utilisation of blue and green hydrogen able to provide cost-effective CO2 mitigation and low-cost energy generation. The issue will contain a synthesises of the current progress status in technology development (e.g. readiness levels, potential), key techno-economic benefits and challenges (e.g. scalability, costs) as well as present barriers, drivers, opportunities, enablers and pathways for a rapid deployment of these new hydrogen technologies. Original research and review articles are welcome on hydrogen production from i) renewable sources, including water electrolysis (commercial and high-temperature electrolysis), photocatalysis, solar thermal and bioengineered algae; ii) fossil and biomass sources, including gasification, pyrolysis or reforming (conventional and through alternative routes, e.g. solar-powered); iii) inorganic membrane reactors; on conventional and novel hydrogen storage methods, and hydrogen utilisation, including i) fuel cell technology and ii) clean combustion processes employing either pure hydrogen or hydrogen-based fuels (e.g. fossil fuels/hydrogen blends) for power/heat generation in domestic or industrial applications.
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Hydrogen; Hydrogen economy; Hydrogen production; Storage; Low-carbon fuels; Renewable energy; Renewable fuels; Clean combustion; Low-carbon economy; GHG reduction
Title: Hydrogen Production in Photobioreactors Using a Cyanobacterial Mutant Lacking Hydrogenase Uptake Activity
Authors: Sergei A. Markov 1, Michael Seibert 2
1. Department of Biology, Austin Peay State Univ, POB 4718, Clarksville, TN 37041, USA
2. Environmental Science and Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401, USA
Title: Recent Designs of Ni-silica Based Catalysts for the CH4 Reforming by CO2 with Enhanced Stability: Impact of Ni Confinement, Promoters and Core-Shell Structures
Author: Oscar Daoura 1, 2, *, Maya Boutros 1, Franck Launay 2
Affiliation: 1. Lebanese University, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique des Matériaux (LCPM/PR2N), Faculté des Sciences II, Campus Fanar, BP 90696 Jdeideh, Lebanon
2. Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, LRS, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, F-75005 Paris, France
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