Location： Energy Building 1#, 1st Floor Conference Room
Lecturer：Prof. Etsuo Akiba
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University
Professor of Department of mechanical engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Lead of the Hydrogen Storage Material Division and Principal Investigator of the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I²CNER), Kyushu University.
1974 B.S., Department of Chemistry, Saitama University, Japan
1976 M.S. in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
1979 Ph.D. in Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Hydrogen is produced mostly for chemical industry such as synthesis of ammonia and methanol. In Japan, about 1 % of produce hydrogen is commercially sold to the open market. This means hydrogen is NOT produced for energy but for raw materials.
At present, hydrogen is produced using the reform technology for methane and light hydrocarbons. However, hydrogen can be produced from various resources using various technologies, which is one of the major merits of hydrogen. When the hydrogen economy is realized we need these various kinds of methods to produce enough amount of hydrogen as an energy carrier (secondary energy).
In this lecture, these subjects will be introduced but discussion with audience must be the most important part.Contact：
DNL1901 Dong Xie（9583）