“Carbon-Free Hydrogen and Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Research and Development”
The TEES Gas & Fuels Research Center will host Dr. Aqil Jamal, the Chief Technologist for the Carbon Management Research Division of Saudi Aramco, as a part of its Distinguished Seminar Series on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Frederick E. Giesecke Engineering Research Building (GERB) Third Floor Conference Room. The title of the presentation will be, “Carbon-Free Hydrogen and Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Research and Development.”
Steam reforming of hydrocarbons is currently the prevailing technology for hydrogen production. Over the longer-term, hydrogen produced from electrolysis of water using alternative energy sources may become important, however, it still requires continued research to reduce cost and increased availability. In the meantime, distributed hydrogen production at or near refueling stations from liquid fuels offers a promising path forward. Generating hydrogen from already available feedstock at the fueling sites offers a low-cost production potential particularly in areas where the last-mile cost for hydrogen delivery to the customer is high. Recent advances in high-temperature metal-alloy membranes offer new opportunities for economically feasible on-site hydrogen production from liquid fuels with CO2 capture. This presentation will cover Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development efforts in this important area and highlight key carbon capture and utilization technologies under development at Saudi Aramco.
Dr. Aqil Jamal is the Chief Technologist leading the Carbon Management Research Division of Saudi Aramco’s R&D Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Jamal is responsible for directing research in carbon capture and utilization, energy efficiency and renewables. Dr. Jamal holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and did his post-doc research with the U.S. National Energy Technology Lab (NETL). Dr. Jamal has over 30 years of experience in multiple research fields related to the oil and gas industry including gas processing, hydrogen production technologies, renewables, and CO2 capture and utilization.