Prof. SA SherifDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, USA
Speech Title: Viability of Liquid Hydrogen in a Hydrogen Economy: Potential and Problems
Abstract: In the past few years there has been a very significant drive worldwide towards transitioning to a hydrogen energy system where hydrogen as an energy carrier is produced by a primary energy source such as solar energy. In the United States, the US Department of Energy has made a strategic shift towards implementing such an energy system in all aspects of the economy and has taken concrete steps towards achieving highly ambitious targets in that effort. One aspect of the transition to a hydrogen economy is establishing a viable system for hydrogen storage. This can generally be achieved through gaseous storage, liquid storage, slush storage, or metal hydride storage. Each one of these methods comes with its own challenges and opportunities. The purpose of this presentation is to examine the viability and problems associated with liquid hydrogen storage.