In 2021, 19.7 percent of Germany's final energy consumption was covered by renewable energies. In order to achieve the ambitious EU climate targets and to counteract the currently prevailing energy shortage, this share must be consistently expanded. The potential behind offshore wind turbines and wave power plants is the subject of the lecture event "Maritime Energy - Sustainable Energy Research Secures the Future of our Blue Planet" at the Technical University of Hamburg.
Offshore production of green hydrogen
In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize the economy, a significantly increasing demand for green hydrogen from renewable energy sources can be expected in the future. At the same time, however, current production capacities are very limited. During the lecture event, Professor Abdel-Maksoud, head of the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory at TU Hamburg, and Professor Bienen of the University of Western Australia (Perth) will therefore present the development of floating, on the one hand, and fixed hydrogen generation units for windy sea areas, on the other. The special feature is that these are to be built without a grid connection outside the conventional locations for offshore wind farms. Instead, the hydrogen generated by wind and waves is to be stored without pressure on the basis of a liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC). This is hardly flammable and is therefore suitable for safe transport via conventional tankers. On land, the hydrogen can be separated from its carrier again and be available as pure hydrogen.
"Such self-sufficient, integrated plants for the production and storage of green hydrogen do not compete with other energy production methods for land and also have cost advantages over the production of hydrogen from other, renewable energy sources. If deployed worldwide, we would be technically capable of meeting much of the demand for green hydrogen in a cost-effective manner," says TU professor Abdel-Maksoud.
What: TU lecture event "Maritime energy - Sustainable energy research secures the future of our blue planet"
When: October 26, 2022, 5 p.m.
Where: Hamburg University of Technology, Audimax II, Denickestraße 22, 21073 Hamburg, as well as online stream.
Registration online stream: https://intranet.tuhh.de/anmeldung/maritime_energie_online
Registration presence: https://intranet.tuhh.de/anmeldung/maritime_energie_praesenz
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