2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium EN07-Materials, Modeling and Technoeconomic Impacts for Emergent Applications of Large-Scale Hydrogen

The advancement of renewable generation sources will make the future energy system fundamentally different from what it is today. Large-scale energy storage will be needed to handle the intermittency of renewables to maximize utilization. Of the potential energy storage methods, hydrogen-based storage is promising given its flexibility, both in terms of potential end uses and sources. Of interest to this symposium are advancements necessary for large-scale generation, storage, distribution and use of hydrogen. New materials to aid in low and high temperature electrolysis, photo-electrolysis, high temperature decomposition, bio-hydrogen, etc. will be discussed. The optimization of hydrogen carriers and storage materials to realize efficient, safe and economical transport of hydrogen and facilitate geographically agnostic H2 storage will be explored. New concepts and materials with potential advantages over compressed/liquefied hydrogen for bulk storage and transport will be of particular interest, especially reports on new and innovative sets of materials and bio-materials that could be involved in hydrogen carrier applications. Additionally, in the area of distribution, requirements for the use of existing natural gas pipelines for hydrogen distribution as well as methods to subvert hydrogen embrittlement concerns in containment materials will be addressed in this symposium. Abstracts regarding system design considerations and analyses of emergent use cases for renewable hydrogen production will also be of interest. In this way, the symposium will cover motivating factors for the development of the hydrogen economy and the essential materials advancements to enable this expansion.

Topics will include:

  • Technoeconomic analysis of hydrogen carrier materials and long-term hydrogen storage
  • Improving performance and lifetime of fuel cells and electrolyzers
  • Integrating electro and thermal catalysis processes for hydrogen carrier production
  • Non-precious metal catalysts
  • Reducing precious metal loading in catalysts
  • Materials considerations and challenges for emergent hydrogen use cases
  • Hybrid sorbent-hydride materials for hydrogen carriers and long-term storage
  • Atomistic modelling and simulation applicable to hydrogen carrier materials
  • Bio-inspired processes and materials for production or sorption of hydrogen including biomass and cellular processes

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Hanna Breunig (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Rinaldo Brutuco (H2 Clipper, USA)
  • Dallas Fox (Toyota Research Institute, USA)
  • Yuichiro Himeda (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Gareth Hinds (National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom)
  • Michael Hirscher (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
  • Jamie Holladay (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Zeric Hulvey (Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, USA)
  • Shanna Knights (Ballard Power Systems, Canada)
  • Mike McGuirk (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
  • David Prendergast (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Sunita Satyapal (Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, USA)
  • Elena Savinova (Université de Strasbourg, France)
  • Sarah Shulda (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Alexander Headley
The University of Memphis

Mitch Ewan
University of Hawaiʻi

Thomas Gennet
Colorado School of Mines

Samantha Johnson
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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