9th International Symposium on Eco-materials Processing and Design (ISEPD)
January 7-9, 2008,
Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO), Changwon, Gyeongnam, Korea
Arno was unable to attend this conference, due to family reasons. Please click here to see his intended presentation:
How environment friendly and economically advanced materials processing and design can accelerate the worldwide implementation of hydrogen and fuel cells
Arno's presentation material was introduced by Prof. Soo Wohn Lee, Sun Moon University, Korea, thanks to the support of Tohru Sekino, Associate Professor at the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Japan, who felt that the presentation gave much impression to all of the audience. Tohru Sekino's last postion was Associate Professor at the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University Mihogaoka, Osaka, Japan.
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This keynote lecture demonstrates how the introduction of new technologies impact daily life. It explains how these trends can be applied to the future implementation of hydrogen and fuel cells (H2/FC) into reality with the support of environment friendly and economically advanced materials processing and design.
The presentation is examining different products and markets worldwide. It compares how consumer influences have played a major role in the success and breakthrough of the worldwide implementation of human inventions over the centuries. This lecture explains, that today’s Energy Balance, especially in the production and distribution of electricity, is rather uneconomical worldwide, due to high flaring and transmission losses. Example figures from Germany are released. This situation can be overcome by a decentralized energy system, utilizing new energy creating materials and -systems to use hydrogen as an energy carrier and fuel cells to produce electricity. The implementation of nano structured materials and new photocatalysts in the decentralized production of hydrogen and in increasing the efficiency of fuel cells will further accelerate this progress.
A worldwide new attitude regarding the production, distribution and use if energy is unavoidable. Only if scientists, designers, engineers, craftsmen and also the personnel in education, administration, media and governmental positions, will prove their cases, environmentally and economically, today’s known obstacles in the implementation of hydrogen and fuel cells will fall.
The presentation will further explain that, with more than 1 billion potential consumers in each country, China and/or India can be the marketplaces of the future to produce and use hydrogen and fuel cells applications and new services. The cars (in 2006, there are 80 million registered on the road) can carry a vital role in creating virtual power plants producing electricity, based on hydrogen as energy carrier.
This lecture is based on twelve years personal international first hand-experience in the development of the commercialization of the emerging hydrogen and fuel cells industry worldwide.
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Click here to see the impressions Ulli Walter took at South Korea in October 2007:
Click here to see the impressions Arno took at Busan, South Korea in November 2003: