27th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Green Hydrogen Enabled Circular Chemistry

Producing hydrogen with a reduced carbon footprint is key to its use as either a sustainable energy source or a reagent for a sustainable chemical industry. Among the methods used to generate such hydrogen includes water electrolysis using C-free energy (green hydrogen) and natural gas accompanied by carbon capture and storage (blue hydrogen). Such technologies are being rapidly developed for industrial-scale production and could help facilitate a transition to a hydrogen-based economy that includes electricity generation, powering transportation, heating buildings, and facilitating biomass valorization, among others. Achieving diversified uses of green or blue hydrogen will be essential to a practical and viable hydrogen economy.

In this session, we shall examine the chemistry of C-free hydrogen generation, life cycle impacts, and new chemical processes that can be facilitated via these routes. Comparative technoeconomic and life cycle analyses of chemical processes powered by green and blue hydrogen are particularly encouraged.


Prof. Bala Subramaniam, University of Kansas

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