Project PC2.1: Environmental Assessment of Electrolyser Configurations
This project will assess the use of electrolysers for hydrogen production at point of use, with a particular focus on heat and energy integration. The project works in tandem with project PC1.1 which will assess the economics of the same systems. The overall global warming potential (carbon footprint) as well as other environmental impacts will be calculated to give an understanding as to where different electrolyser technologies are best suited. The project lead is Prof Rachael Rothman in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield.
Project PC2.2: Environmental Assessment of Green Ammonia Synthesis
The production of ammonia via the Haber Bosch process has high environmental impacts due to the energy consumed and the production of hydrogen first. This project will coordinate with PC1.2 to evaluate the potential change in environmental impacts of switching to green ammonia. Primary data will be limited, therefore best estimates from experts and secondary data will be used. This will help to highlight hotspots and areas for future improvement. The project lead is Prof Rachael Rothman in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield.
Project PC2.3: Environmental Assessment of hydrogen use in cement production
Working with experts in cement production, we will assess the potential for hydrogen use to decarbonise the cement industry, including using hydrogen/ammonia as a fuel to supply energy (partial decarbonisation) and capturing the CO2 produced on site to use as a feedstock with hydrogen to form synthetic fuel. The project lead is Prof Rachael Rothman in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield.