The International Conference on Hydrogen Production will take place May 3 – 6, 2009 in Oshawa, Canada. The entire conference is focused on the production of hydrogen from biological, chemical and thermal methods.
Particular emphasis will be placed on nuclear and thermochemical hydrogen production on a large scale. Also covered will be topics such as using fossil fuels to create hydrogen as well as using renewable resources to create H2.
Right now, over 90-percent of the hydrogen produced in the U. S. is from steam reforming of natural gas. This will be covered in the fossil fuel segments along with coal gasification. Other methods of producing hydrogen may include biomass, electrolysis, wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal.
There will be a specialized session, “Solar Hydrogen Production Systems” that will be conducted by Dr. P.J. Sebastian from the Energy Research Center in Morelos, Mexico. One of the keynote speakers will be T. Nejat Veziroglu, Director of the Clean Energy Research Institute at the University of Miami and President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE).
So, if you want to get the scoop in the latest and greatest methods of hydrogen production coming down the pike, this venue may just be for you.