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Geologic hydrogen studies: towards a greener future
Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 @ 5:30 pm (Australia/Adelaide time)$25.00 – $40.00
Geologic hydrogen studies: towards a greener future.
Presented by: Chris Boreham, Geoscience Australia
The global energy sector is transforming and H2 is likely to play an increasingly prominent role as a clean energy carrier. Today, molecular hydrogen (H2) is almost exclusively manufactured from fossil fuels through steam reformation of natural gas with co-generation of carbon dioxide (CO2), resulting in grey H2, and with carbon capture and storage of the CO2, resulting in blue H2. On the other hand, water electrolysis produces only H2 and oxygen (O2), resulting in green H2 when electrolysis proceeds using renewable energy; the challenge is to significantly reduce the cost of this energetically unfavourable reaction. What is gaining increased interest is the potential use of naturally occurring H2 where it is almost always present in natural gas (geologic H2) and its extraction is likely to be cost effective if found in high enough concentration and volume. Most researches agree that Australia is one of the most promising regions for future exploration for geologic H2. In my talk I will show the Australia-wide coverage of geologic H2 in natural gas and describe where Geoscience Australia has advanced our understanding of the best places to look for H2-rich natural gas in Australia.
Date / time: Wednesday, 17 August; 6.00 pm
Venue: Ayers House
Details: Cash Bar; canapes provided
$25 for PESA and SPE members; $40 for non-members.
Ticket sales close 1.00 pm Friday, 12th August