The Birmingham Metallurgical Association
Affiliated to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Thursday, March 26th. Lecture Room GC13
School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham.
HYDROGEN AND CO2 CAPTURE
Andreas Zuttel, LMER/EMPA, Switzerland Switzerland
Hydrogen is produced from water by means of electrolysis with renewable energy. CO2 is abundant in the atmosphere at a concentration of 400 ppm. The extraction of CO2 and reduction with hydrogen to hydrocarbons leads to synthetic and CO2 neutral fuels. Furthermore, the controlled reaction to a specific product like C10H22 would allow the storage of large quantities of renewable energy in a relatively easy way, based on established technology for diesel fuel. However, two major challenges have to be overcome: (1), the development of the energy efficient extraction of CO2 from the atmosphere and subsequent concentration to pure CO2 at 1 bar, and (2), the development of new reaction pathways which allow the reduction of CO2 to a specific product.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Please note the change of venue.
(A light buffet will be available beforehand at 6.00pm in Metallurgy and Materials, immediately next to the Lecture Theatre)