Hydrogen Economy: What Is It and What Are the Major Technologies Involved

This webinar was originally broadcast on 17th June 2020
The necessity to reach a high decarbonisation level within different sectors, led in the last years a growing number of countries to adopt and develop the so-called hydrogen economy. The hydrogen economy involved the adoption of two technologies: the fuel cells and water electrolysers.
In this webinar, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Daniele Gatti, will provide a complete overview of the hydrogen economy, and technical specifics of fuel cells and electrolysers, analysing:
  • What is the hydrogen economy, and why it is required.
  • Who are the main countries adopting a hydrogen economy, and how are they developing a hydrogen economy.
  • Overview of the current available fuel cells technologies
  • Analysis of the working mechanism of a PEMFC, with emphasis on the main components.
  • Explanation of the Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.
  • Analysis of the different hydrogen production methods
  • Explanation and comparison of the two main electrolysers currently available: alkaline electrolyser (AEL) and proton exchange membrane electrolyser (PEMEL)
This webinar shares some of the research from the new IDTechEx report, The Hydrogen Economy, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production Methods.