New developments on life cycle sustainability assessment of hydrogen systems

Prof. Javier Dufour
Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain)

Javier Dufour, Research Professor and Head of the Systems Analysis Unit of IMDEA Energy Institute (Spain). Professor at Rey Juan Carlos University, SMART-E2 Chair (Spain). Currently, he is Deputy Leader of the Cross-Cutting Activities Technical Committee of Hydrogen Europe Research. Formerly, he was Operating Agent of Task 36 “Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Hydrogen Energy Systems” IEA Hydrogen TCP (01/01/15-31/12/17), Chair of the Spanish Network on Life Cycle Assessment -esLCA- (05/11/12-20/06/18) and Vice-chair of Cross-Cutting Research Activities of Hydrogen Europe Research (01/07/16-02/07/20). Currently, his research interests are focused on life cycle sustainability assessment and eco-design of hydrogen systems.




Process Intensification via Membrane Reactors

Prof. Fausto Gallucci
Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, The Nederlands)

Fausto Gallucci studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Calabria (UNICAL, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy) where he obtained his MSc (2001) and PhD (2006) degrees. He performed his PhD research on hydrogen production from methanol in membrane reactors. In 2007, after having held a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR, at the UNICAL campus), Gallucci moved to the research group Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands). In 2009 he was appointed Assistant Professor (tenure track) there. The following year, Gallucci moved to the Chemical Process Intensification laboratory at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands) where he was appointed Associate Professor in 2015, leading the Multiphase Reactors research effort. In 2018 he was appointed full Professor at the chair 'Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors'. Since 2020 he is Dean of the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry department at Eindhoven University of Technology




The Cold Economy, the opportunities for Cryogenic Energy Storage and the importance of Multi-Energy Systems Integration for improved energy efficiency

Prof. Alessandro Romagnoli
Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (Singapore)

Alessandro is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Since 2020, Alessandro has been appointed as Co-Director of the NTU-Surbana Jurong Corporate Lab, a S$60M effort looking at Intelligent Urban Solutions, Active Solutions for Sustainability, and Future of Construction and Underground. Since 2015 Alessandro is also serving as Cluster Director on Multi-Energy Systems and Grids at the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University. During his time at NTU, Alessandro established the Thermal Energy Systems Lab @NTU which focusses on industrial energy efficiency, power generation, including renewables and energy storage. Focus is being put on Liquefied Natural Gas, Cryogenic Energy Storage (Liquid Air Energy System and Hydrogen), Waste Heat Recovery and Thermal Energy Storage. Alessandro’s work also covers studies on the Cold-Economy for Singapore and developing countries by developing predictive and intelligent algorithms for optimal design, planning and integration of diversified energy systems. Alessandro’s research activity is mainly focussed towards serving the industry by providing advice and viable solutions for some of their most pressing challenges, such as reducing carbon footprint, energy efficiency, and energy prosumption. Alessandro is advising the World Bank - International Finance Corporation on energy related projects looking at maximizing energy efficiency in cold energy applications.



WOCST 2020