Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Purdue Energy Center Conference to Focus on Hydrogen

Timothee Pourpoint, center, a senior research scientist in Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, works on pressure vessels and a coolant valve panel with doctoral students Tyler Voskuilen, left, and Milan Visaria. The work is part of research to develop a new hydrogen storage system for future cars and is being conducted at the Hydrogen Systems Laboratory. (Purdue News Service photo/David Umberger)
Timothee Pourpoint, center, a senior research scientist in Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, works on pressure vessels and a coolant valve panel with doctoral students Tyler Voskuilen, left, and Milan Visaria. The work is part of research to develop a new hydrogen storage system for future cars and is being conducted at the Hydrogen Systems Laboratory. (Purdue News Service photo/David Umberger)

Abstract:
Researchers from around the world will meet at Purdue University for a two-day conference in April to discuss innovative hydrogen-based energy concepts.

Purdue Energy Center Conference to Focus on Hydrogen

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN | Posted on March 19th, 2008

Talks and poster presentations will focus on various hydrogen-related technologies, including those that could power future cars and fuel cells and generate electricity for homes and businesses.

Hydrogen Symposium 2008, April 24 and 25 in Stewart Center, is sponsored by the Energy Center at Purdue's Discovery Park. The conference will feature keynote lectures, presentations and poster sessions dealing with various aspects of hydrogen production, distribution and storage.

"The conference is a way to bring to Purdue experts from academia, government and industry to discuss key issues related to hydrogen," said Jay Gore, the Reilly University Professor of Engineering and director of the Energy Center. "We remember Purdue's own Nobel laureate, professor Herbert C. Brown, and provide an opportunity for our students to listen to experts from around the world right here in West Lafayette."

Public and private sector representatives participating in the symposium include researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy, the General Motors R&D and Planning Center, Praxair Inc., the Scripps Research Institute, Case Western Reserve University, 3M Co., the University of Tennessee, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

"There is no escaping hydrogen," said Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, symposium chair and a Purdue professor of chemistry. "We will ultimately get our energy from the sun, and the best renewable source of fuel will be hydrogen produced from water and sunlight. However, the grand challenge for hydrogen fuel utilization is storage. Much basic research is needed to enable the hydrogen economy. This year's symposium will highlight scientific developments at the cutting edge in hydrogen research."

The symposium theme for April 24 is production, distribution, storage and fuel cells, and the theme for talks on April 25 is research meets the market.

"Major challenges include finding ways to efficiently store and transport hydrogen and also to generate hydrogen on-demand," said Timothee Pourpoint, co-chair of the symposium and a senior research scientist in Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. "Other challenges include developing technologies to make fuel cells more affordable and practical for widespread commercial applications."

He is leading research at a new hydrogen facility funded by General Motors Corp. to develop a hydrogen-storage system for future cars. The Hydrogen Systems Laboratory is located at the university's Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories.

Purdue research in hydrogen will be highlighted during a poster session from 5:15-6:30 p.m. on April 24 at a reception in Ross-Ade Stadium's Buchanan Room before the symposium banquet.

The symposium will feature four keynote speakers, with each introducing a major segment.

Registration for the symposium starts at 7:45 a.m. on April 24 in Stewart Center. Room 314, with a welcome address at 8 a.m., also in Stewart 314.

A keynote talk will follow at 8:15 a.m. by David Dixon, the Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry at the University of Alabama. Researchers will talk about hydrogen storage from 9-10:20 a.m., with presentations by Tom Autrey from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sunita Satyapal from the U.S. Department of Energy and John Gordon from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Gholam-Abbas Nazri, from General Motors R&D and Planning Center, will give a keynote address on hydrogen storage at 10:35 a.m. in Stewart 310, followed by talks by Lennie Klebanoff from Sandia National Laboratories and Leslie Eudy from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

At 1:30 p.m. on April 24, Daniel DuBois from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will give a keynote talk in Stewart 314 about developing new "molecular catalysts" for hydrogen production. A session on catalysis and fuel cell research will follow from 2:15-4:55 p.m., with talks by Hoydoo You from Argonne National Laboratory, Radoslav Atanasoski from 3M Co. and Scott Barnett from Northwestern University.

The recipient of the second Herbert C. Brown Award for Innovations in Hydrogen Research will be announced at the symposium banquet the evening of April 24. The award comes with a $5,000 cash prize.

On April 25, Roy Periana from the Scripps Research Institute will give a keynote address on energy storage at 8 a.m. in Stewart 314. A session on materials for fuel cells will follow at 8:45 a.m., with talks by Jimmy Mays from the University of Tennessee, Morton Litt from Case Western Reserve University and Klaus Schmidt-Rohr from Iowa State University.

A session on production and delivery of hydrogen, from 10:20 a.m. to noon, will be in Stewart 314, with talks by Tim Aaron from Praxair Inc., John Turner from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Yong Wang from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Participants can register to spend the rest of the day touring Purdue labs, including the Hydrogen Systems Laboratory and the Birck Nanotechnology Center.

The registration fee is $150 for registrants from outside of Purdue and $50 for Purdue faculty and staff. Registration is free for students. The registration fee covers the cost of the symposium banquet, lunch and coffee breaks.

Information about the symposium is available online at www.purdue.edu/dp/energy/2008hydrogen/ .

The Energy Center focuses on portfolio of new technologies to address issues surrounding the need to develop clean, secure and abundant forms of energy. The center is facilitating the collaboration of seven colleges and more than 35 departments at Purdue, as well as more than 170 participants to address energy challenges.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Writers:
Emil Venere
765-494-4709


Elizabeth K. Gardner
765-494-2081


Sources:
Jay Gore
765-494-2122


Mahdi Abu-Omar
765-494-5302


Timothee Pourpoint
765-494-1541

Copyright © Purdue University

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics August 23rd, 2016

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news XEI reports August 23rd, 2016

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives August 23rd, 2016

Announcements

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics August 23rd, 2016

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news XEI reports August 23rd, 2016

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives August 23rd, 2016

Energy

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions August 22nd, 2016

Down to the wire: ONR researchers and new bacteria August 18th, 2016

Clusters of Nanoparticles protect against high temperature creep and radiations August 16th, 2016

Events/Classes

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives August 23rd, 2016

Impressive List of Doctors, Scientists Coming to Vail for Scientific Summit: The Second Vail Scientific Summit Convenes the Greatest Minds in Regenerative Medicine and Science August 17th, 2016

Harris & Harris Group to Host a Shareholder Update Call, Including a Presentation by One of Its Precision Health and Medicine Portfolio Companies, Muses Labs, Inc., on August 23, 2016 August 16th, 2016

Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal, to host its first ever International Meeting on Material Sciences and Engineering August 15th, 2016

Fuel Cells

Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions August 22nd, 2016

W.M. Keck Foundation awards Cal State LA a $375,000 research and education grant August 4th, 2016

Proton pinball on the catalyst: Moisture helps catalyst in fuel cells August 3rd, 2016

New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials July 27th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic