Prof. Marc A. Rosen
Keynote Speaker Talk:
Hydrogen Energy as a Vector for Enhancing the Prospects for Renewable Energy
The prospects for renewable energy are enhanced through the use of hydrogen energy systems in which hydrogen is an energy carrier. As easily accessible fossil fuel supplies become scarcer and environmental concerns increase, hydrogen is likely to become an increasingly important chemical energy carrier. As the world’s energy sources become less fossil fuel-based, hydrogen and electricity are expected to be the two dominant energy carriers for the provision of end-use services, in a hydrogen economy. Thus, hydrogen energy systems allow greater use of renewable energy resources. There are many commercial processes for producing hydrogen from fossil fuel and non-fossil fuel sources (including renewables). As well, technologies exist for the storage and distribution of hydrogen and for utilizing hydrogen as an energy carrier, especially in transportation. Nonetheless, the technologies needed for hydrogen energy systems are undergoing much research and development. In this presentation, the role of hydrogen as an energy carrier and hydrogen energy systems, and their economics, are described and reviewed.
Marc A. Rosen, Ph.D., is a Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada, where he served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Rosen has served as President of the Engineering Institute of Canada and of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He has acted in many professional capacities, such as Editor-in-Chief of various journals, and a Director of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation. With over 70 research grants and contracts and 900 technical publications, Dr. Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in sustainable energy, sustainability, and environmental impact. Much of his research has been carried out for industry. Dr. Rosen has worked for such organizations as Imatra Power Company in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, the Institute for Hydrogen Systems near Toronto, and Ryerson University in Toronto, where he served as Chair the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering. Dr. Rosen has received numerous awards and honours, and is a Fellow of numerous societies.