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The most promising clean energy? – Understanding hydrogen fuel

Date: 6 October 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Speaker: Mr Kevin Li (Researcher of CarbonCare InnoLab)
Panelist: Prof Andrew Mak (Director of CarbonCare InnoLab)
Language: Cantonese
(an email with the Zoom meeting room link will be sent to you after registration)

Hydrogen is the first chemical element in the periodic table, the lightest gas in the world and one of the most abundant elements in the universe. It can easily produce chemical reaction with oxygen, releasing large amount of energy without producing any pollutants. Thus, it is viewed as the most potential fuel to replace carbon in the future, which attracts investors’ attention as well.

How does hydrogen fuel generate electricity? What are the potential challenges of utilising a large amount of hydrogen fuel? Are there any agenda behind the promotion of hydrogen fuel by fossil fuel companies? How can we avoid falling into the trap of exploiting fossil fuel? We will answer these questions for you.

Speaker's Profile:
Mr Kevin Li (Researcher of CarbonCare InnoLab)
Kevin Li has more than 20 years’ experiences working with development and environmental non-governmental organisations covering the issues of water, land, climate change and poverty reduction. He also experiences in taking different roles, ranging from research, grant-making, online communications to working with partner organisations on development projects in Asia region.

Panelist’s Profile:
Prof Andrew Mak (Director of CarbonCare InnoLab)
Prof Andrew Mak is the Professor of Engineering Practice at the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He has over 30 years of full time industrial experience – working as the Business Technology Management Director, senior manager in Process Engineering, Business Development and Capital Project Venture for Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. in Asia. Prior to that, he worked for BHR Group Ltd in the UK and DuPont in the US and Singapore. His research interests cover multiphase fluid flow and mixing; process and equipment design; energy and environmental systems; product engineering and commercialization. Andrew has authored more than 70 technical papers and reports. He is the editor of three chemical engineering journals, a frequent journal paper reviewer and conference chair. Andrew has a Bachelor of Law from Peking University, a Master and PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Leeds and University College of London; and a MBA from the Open University of HK. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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