Jonathan studied chemical engineering at Wits University in South Africa and completed his MBA at Loughborough. He began his professional career as a plant support engineer at Sasol’s GTL & CTL facilities focusing on CO2 removal and Hydrogen management before moving into the consulting world with DNV and then EP with Aker Solutions. Jonathan has led the development of new service lines and delivered successful change and programmes. He is passionate about creating and enabling vision for his team and beyond.
The technology for electrolysis is well established, however to truly allow Green Hydrogen to compete with grey and blue hydrogen and other energy sources, the technology needs to be scalable to reduce costs. In this session we will outline the roadblocks to scalability and the new technologies to overcome them.
• Are PEM membranes capable of being mass produced, and in what timescale can hydrogen developers expect to see increased production?
• What alternative technologies are coming onto the market to allow for larger scale production or as alternatives to PEMs?
• How can challenges over the quantities of water required for electrolysis at scale be addressed? Can waste water or desalinisation be cost effective solutions?