DOE Webinar May 23: Hydrogen Production by PEM Electrolysis—Spotlight on Giner and Proton
May 20, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a webinar on Monday, May 23, 2011, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EDT) titled "Hydrogen Production by PEM Electrolysis—Spotlight on Giner and Proton." Register now to attend this free webinar.
Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) electrolysis is commercially available and is an enabling technology for renewable hydrogen production with zero carbon footprint. Electrolysis technologies have been used in large-scale central production plants supporting, for example, the ammonia production industry. On the smaller scale, electrolysis technologies have been used for distributed systems, such as renewable hydrogen filling stations. Water splitting by electrolysis represents an important part of the DOE portfolio of near- to mid-term hydrogen production pathways; however, the high cost of electrolyzer-produced hydrogen remains a barrier to wider adoption. To address this, key research and development efforts are underway to improve cell and stack performance while reducing capital and operational costs. Leaders in these research efforts, Monjid Hamdan of Giner Electrochemical Systems and Kathy Ayers of Proton Onsite, will discuss recent progress, as well as future scenarios for renewable hydrogen production by PEM electrolysis.
About the speakers:
Monjid Hamdan is a senior program manager at Giner, Inc. Mr. Hamdan's expertise is in the design and fabrication of electrochemical systems, and he has more than 20 years of experience in the field of PEM-based fuel cells and electrolyzers, holding several U.S. patents in the related field.
Kathy Ayers is the director of research at Proton Energy Systems. Dr. Ayers is responsible for developing the long-term research direction for improvements in performance, reliability, and cost of Proton's electrolyzer cell stack as well as overseeing Proton's military and aerospace programs.
You can attend the webinar using your desktop computer and phone line free of charge, but you must register in advance to obtain the URL and password for logging on via the Internet and the phone number to connect to the audio.
This series of webinars is designed to increase knowledge of fuel cell technologies and applications, identify best practices for hydrogen and fuel cell programs and policies, and provide information and technical assistance to state policy leaders, state renewable energy programs, fuel cell organizations, and others involved in the development of effective hydrogen and fuel cell programs and policies.
Learn more about DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies program.