Chiara Pasquini researched as a PhD student at the Freie Universität on energy storage systems, in particular on catalysts for hydrogen production. Today, she works for a company that provides research and consulting services for European and global energy markets.
Decarbonizing our energy system is key to reach an emission-neutral world by 2050 and limit the irreversible damages to the planet’s ecosystems. Thus, developing a new sustainable energy production system is one of the biggest challenges of our century and requires implementation of new technologies, as well as a system and a mentality change. The intermittent nature of renewable energy sources, as well as their build out rate are some of the limits. Hydrogen can be part of the solution, allowing to store renewables electricity and decarbonize hard-to-electrify sectors. To achieve this goal further improvements in hydrogen production efficiency are required.
The title of her talk is “Hydrogen production: how can we store energy using water?”