Hydrogen Economy: An Introduction
27 April 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
15:30 pm, Thursday, 27 April 2023
The hydrogen economy is a concept that describes a future in which hydrogen becomes a major energy carrier for the world’s economy, replacing fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Hydrogen is a clean and versatile fuel that can be produced from a variety of sources, including water and renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. The use of hydrogen in transportation, heating, and power generation has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. However, the transition to a hydrogen economy presents significant technical, economic, and social challenges. This talk provides a brief overview of the hydrogen economy concept, its potential benefits and challenges, and the current state of technology and policy supporting its development.
About the speaker
Dr. Andreas Sousanis is a researcher and educator with expertise in sustainability, green management, and materials science. He currently works as a Research and Teaching Staff in Sustainability and Green Management at the University of Limassol and the Cyprus International Institute of Management. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from UGent and a Master’s degree in Materials Science from the University of Patras and a Master’s degree in Education, Management, and Leadership from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. Andreas started his career as a Research Assistant at the University of Patras, where he worked on the production and properties of metallic nanoparticles for applications in photovoltaics and other optical applications. He then collaborated with a large technology company and SMEs at Ghent University in Belgium to provide a new memory device, while also studying rare-earth compounds. In his most recent positions as a Research Associate at The Cyprus Institute and the University of Cyprus, Andreas produced and investigated materials for hydrogen sensors and thermoelectric generators.