Past Event

Vijay Kapur - The Power of Hydrogen: From First Element to Green Energy Catalyst

February 11, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Event Description 

In response to the urgency of dealing with climate change, a number of countries have plans to switch to carbon-free energy technologies. In addition to adopting solar power and wind energy, the use of favorable hydrogen technologies is getting significant attention and has been implemented in some parts of the world.

In this presentation of the comprehensive scope of hydrogen in the energy economy, Vijay Kapur will discuss the methods of production of hydrogen, its role as an energy carrier, and its use in fuel cells for electricity generation, particularly for transportation. He will also discuss the energy content of hydrogen compared to natural gas, its cost comparison with fossil fuels, the role of hydrogen for energy storage, as well as safety issues concerning the use of hydrogen in various applications.

Event Speaker

Vijay K. Kapur, retired CEO of International Solar Electric Technology

Event Information

Free and open to the public; Registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage. 

Hosted by the Science History Institute and coproduced by the American Chemical Society.