From Needs to Solutions: Hydrogen in the Aerospace Sector, but not only


Michele Michele Ferrazzini ESE Engineering Services for Energy Srl

Michele Ferrazzini

ESE Engineering Services for Energy Srl


ABSTRACT

In recent years, the need to solve the climate crisis has emerged as an utmost priority. If we don’t want to handover a significantly degraded biosphere to our children, we have to change fast and stop our reliance of fossil fuels, the primary sources of Green House Gases (GHG). Countries have to secure global Net Zero GHG emissions by mid-century, and keep global warming to maximum 1.5°C degrees to pre-industrial era.

Renewable energy and renewable fuels are the key elements to enable this change, but it is not easy to make them available to everybody and with the required capacity: renewable energy can be produced only when the sources (like Wind, Solar radiation, Tidal, and Wave) are available, and so it needs to be stored.

We wonder if Hydrogen could be the answer, or at least part of the answer, and we think it can.

This tutorial will try to answer some of the many questions related to making hydrogen the solution for our needs and for our biosphere, in order to reach the Net Zero era. How to produce, transport, store and use hydrogen? What should we measure, or learn to measure, to enable hydrogen-based solutions?


SPEAKER BIO

Michele Ferrazzini received the “Laurea” degree in Electric Engineering (“ingegneria elettrotecnica”) from the Politecnico of Milan, in 1992. From 1992 until today, he worked in the power generation industry in some of the largest companies in this field, from Ansaldo Energia to ABB, from Alstom (now GE) to Sadelmi. He worked on energy projects in four continents, ranging from fossil to renewable energies, from hydro to coal, from gas to biomass, from photovoltaic to wastes, from geothermal to pumping storage. In the latest 13 years, he joined ESE, a consultancy and engineering company devoted to the power generation and storage, starting as Technical Manager and becoming Partner in 2013 and Managing Director in 2015. As ESE's director he helped the company to enter in the next era of innovative storage and renewable generation: i.e.: floating photovoltaic, new kind of biomass gasification, molten salts storage, hybrid plants combining fossil and renewable fuels, solutions for hydrogen production, storage and utilization.

At the beginning of 2021, together with Mr. Alessandro Giazotto (a Keynote Speaker in this IEEE workshop), he founded EconScience-H2, an international Think Tank, with the aim to build the Strategic Landscape/Ecosystem for the enablement of a Hydrogen based Net Zero World.

“We believe in pioneering ideas to improve our Planet for the benefit of the Biosphere”.




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