HYDROGEN BLENDING STANDARDS - 15 FEB 2022
Many people agree that hydrogen production is the key to a sustainable net zero society, whether compressed gas, liquid, methanol or ammonia, the wonder molecule is a versatile energy carrier. It all begins with hydrogen, meaning that we must step up our efforts at producing green hydrogen, provided that we satisfy demands for zero emission electricity. In that regard, we must look at the efficiency of burning hydrogen for heat, against use for transport applications. This may not be so important, as electrolyzers come online to produce an abundance of H2.
Hydrogen is expected to play a critical role in the move to a net-zero economy. However, large-scale deployment is still in its infancy and there is still much to be done before we can blend hydrogen in large volumes into gas networks and ramp up the production that is required to meet demands of the energy, transport and industry sectors.
CONSUL-GENERAL, VANCOUVER - Nicole Davison took up her position as British Consul General to Vancouver in July 2016. She is the British government’s representative in British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. She is accompanied by her partner, Karen.
event was the second of two webinars hosted by the KTN Global Alliance, to explore these challenges and opportunities in hydrogen blending.
The first was on the 2nd and 3rd March 2021.
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interest is mainly in marine and land renewables, based on green hydrogen
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A delegate for the Cleaner Ocean Foundation was registered and attended this event, looking for collaborative opportunities for the Elizabeth Swann project, and bunkering for the Jules Verne Hydrogen Trophy aiming for a vessel in the water for 2024; the 150th anniversary of the famous writer's prediction.
Where Horizon Europe is still open to UK entities, despite Brexit agreement not being entirely complete, the British Government has agreed to underwrite any costs relating to involvement, should the European Commission be unable (due to technicality) to grant fund. There is an agreement in principle. This relates to Cluster 5 applications, where the Foundation is keen to see renewables load leveling and standardization of energy cartridges, for lower risk infrastructure building - and opportunities for the inclusion of new developments further down the line, without scientists and entrepreneurs having to battle the establishment overly as to format.
The Foundation touched base with three new contacts, as a result of the webinar, with grateful thanks to all contributors and those attending. It might seem strange, a delegate wanting to learn more about progress with blending gases for industrial and residential supply, when involved with a blue water ocean project. But, we have found that the green fuel community spreads far and wide, and information is generously shared by such networking. Provided that, you have a delegate who can set time aside for attendance. Our delegate is a dyed in the wool conservationist and volunteer to boot. Willing to learn.
RALSTON Q.C. - was sworn in as B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology on July 18, 2017, after winning re-election as MLA for Surrey-Whalley on May 9 of that year. He was appointed again as a cabinet Minister responsible for Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation on November 26, 2020. He was first elected as a Member of the Legislature in his home riding in 2005 and he has been re-elected in 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2020.
LEGALLY BINDING TARGETS
COP26 revisited climate pledges made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, none of which were met.
GIVE US A SIGN JULY 2021 - Floods in London, Belgium and Germany cause huge damage to property, with temperatures soaring. Despite this, one crisis now circulating is the “global water crisis”. That, in combination with the global warming crisis, is leading to mass crop failures, thirst and could eventually cause mass starvation in hundreds of millions, unless we act now.
DR. ALEXANDRA HOWE MSc, BSc, MRSB - Head of Gas Security, Networks and Markets, Energy Security at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), London, England, United Kingdom.
Exciting pilot projects are being conducted and explored in the UK, Canada and US states such as California to determine the technical feasibility of blending hydrogen into existing natural gas systems. Whilst the deployment of hydrogen is in its early stages, there is increasing interest around permitting significant percentage blends of hydrogen into gas networks, which would enable the carbon intensity of gas supplies to be reduced, creating a new demand for hydrogen and, with the use of separation and purification technologies downstream, support the transportation of pure hydrogen to markets.
NAVDEEP-SINGH KAHLON - Navdeep is a Senior Project Engineer with Progressive Energy Ltd., Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, since Jul 2019. He is a doctorate level engineer with the project and stakeholder management skills, driven to deliver a low carbon energy future within the private and public sectors
DR. STUART HAWKSWORTH - Is the head of the Centre for Energy at the Health & Safety Executive. Stuart has worked in the area of Safety for 25 years, fulfilling several roles at the Health and Safety Executive’s Laboratory in Buxton in the UK. In the area of Hydrogen Safety, he has led and participated in a range of programmes, covering hydrogen vehicle refuelling safety, safety of hydrogen in the nuclear industry, and is currently involved in a number of activities supporting the UK gas industry and government regarding the introduction of hydrogen into the UK gas network. He is the President of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (IAHYSAFE) and a task leader in the European Hydrogen Safety Panel.
ZEYNEP KURBAN - Europe and Middle East hydrogen technical director GHD. Zeynep is the Technical Director for Hydrogen, in GHD EMEA. Zeynep has 15 years of experience working on hydrogen and fuel cell projects, previously as a Strategy Manager looking at the integration of offshore wind with hydrogen at the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. As a consultant at the International Energy Agency, Zeynep co-authored IEA’s flagship publication ‘World Energy Outlook’, and ‘The Future of Hydrogen’ report. She was also the Program Manager for the UK’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research Hub at Imperial College and co-founder of a hydrogen storage technologies start-up Cella Energy. Zeynep has a PhD in hydrogen storage materials and a degree in Physics from University College London, UK.
KIM DOMPTAIL - Is an Environmental Engineer from Irvine, California, with 13+ years of international development experience in 15+ countries in Africa, Latin America & Asia. Shhe is passionate about solid waste, wastewater, biogas/landfill gas/RNG/H2, renewable energy, climate change mitigation. Fluent in French, English and Spanish.
MARK KEILTHY - Head of Policy, Science and Innovation - Vancouver, British High Commission, Ottawa, Canada. Mark has been with the BHC since October 2019, building science and innovation partnerships and collaborations between the UK and Canada, with a focus on British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
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ALL TALK NO ACTION ? - Greta Thunberg is right about blah, blah, blah, but in a transitional period we need excellent leadership based on an achievable vision, with realistic targets. Collaborations such as this is positive action aimed at moving us forward.
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UK MINISTERS OF STATE - The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs is Liz Truss MP. Other Ministers In the FCDO include: James Cleverly MP, Amanda Milling MP, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Lord Goldsmith, Vicky Ford MP, Kemi Badenock MP and Baroness Deborah Stedman-Scott OBE DL.
MLA: Hon. Bruce Ralston, Q.C.
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ZEWT ALORS - The solar and hydrogen powered 'Elizabeth Swann' has a hull configuration that is ideal to incorporate mass hydrogen storage tanks, offering ranges of up to 4,000nm on compressed gas, or the ability to circumnavigate the globe on one fill up of liquid hydrogen, stored in two cryogenic tanks, in under 80 days, to equal the famous Jules Verne round the world record. That said, these studies have revealed technical challenges that might not be overcome before 2024, where LH2 and pressure cylinders are not developed enough to make the project equitable as an investment. We have though identified methanol as a viable compound of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, provided that production incorporates carbon capture, or other offset mechanism.
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