Webinar #40

GIF VHTR Hydrogen Production Project Management Board

The objective of the GIF VHTR Hydrogen Production Project Management Board is to provide a collaborative environment among the signatories for the development, optimization and demonstration of economical large-scale hydrogen production processes that do not emit greenhouse gases through the use of nuclear energy. The main processes considered by the signatories include Sulphur-Iodine (S-I), High Temperature Steam Electrolysis (HTSE), Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) and Hybrid Sulphur (HyS). The signatories include Canada, EU, France, Japan, Korea and the USA. China has been an observer, waiting to join the group formally, but contributing strongly to the developments. The S-I process has been demonstrated for short term operation by China, Korea and Japan. EU, France and the USA have been very active in HTSE. Canada has been focusing on the Cu-Cl Cycle with plans for demonstration of an integrated lab-scale system in 2021.

This webinar will provide an overview of these activities and their relevance to mitigating global warming.

Free webcast April 29, 2020 at 8:30 am (EDT) (UTC -4)

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Who should attend: policy makers, managers, regulators, students, general public

Meet the Presenter...

Dr. Sam Suppiah is currently the manager of the Chemical Engineering Branch and the Facility Authority for Tritium Facility Operations at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Chalk River, Ontario. He earned his chemical engineering degree and PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK, and worked for a contracting company and British Gas Corporation in the UK before joining AECL (now CNL). He is a Professional Engineer in Ontario, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has more than 35 years of expertise in the areas of Heavy Water and Tritium, Catalysis, Electrolysis Technologies, Fuel Cell Technologies, Nuclear and non-Nuclear Battery Technologies, Hydrogen Production from High and Medium Temperature Thermochemical Processes, Steam Electrolysis and Energy Storage. His current focus at CNL in the area of hydrogen production is in the development of the hybrid copper-chlorine cycle. This development is approaching lab-scale continuous operation demonstration in 2021. Dr. Suppiah has been leading collaborations in many of the above areas with industry, institutes and universities. He is the Canadian delegate for and the current Chair of the GEN IV VHTR Hydrogen Production Project Management Board. He is also a board member of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA). He has been a regular presenter at IAEA’s technical meetings and other national and international meetings on hydrogen production. The Generation IV International Forum invites you to attend web-based lectures on the next generation of nuclear energy systems and other cross-cutting subjects. Join internationally recognized subject matter experts and leading scientists in the nuclear energy arena for these short presentations.