Regional Energy Dialogue – Session 4 – Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
As global technology advances, hydrogen and fuel cells are moving up on the sustainable energy agenda within CARICOM.
The construction of a facility that uses “excess heat” from power generation plants, and other “green” energy sources, to produce hydrogen for industrial purposes is being pursued within Trinidad and Tobago. Phillip Julien, Managing Director of NewGen Energy Limited (NewGen), will share information on plans for the innovative project that is expected to place Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean at the centre of the “global hydrogen revolution”.Phillip Julien, Managing Director of NewGen Energy Limited (NewGen), will share information on plans for the innovative project that is expected to place Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean at the centre of the “global hydrogen revolution”.
The Hydrogen House is North America’s first regulation-approved solar-hydrogen powered residence. The home was developed by U.S. inventor Mike Strizki with a grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The solar hydrogen system was completed in 2006 and has since received international acclaim. Within the session, Mike will share how he was able to power everything within the home (from the kitchen to the garage door), to lawn mowers to motor vehicles to speed boats, from hydrogen that is produced from renewable– especially solar – energy sources. Mike will also share lessons and experiences from solar-based hydrogen systems that he implemented within the Cayman Islands, with views on how the Caribbean, in general, and CARICOM, in particular, could most effectively embrace and benefit from a hydrogen future.
The Dialogue will be hosted by Ruth Potopsingh, Associate Vice-President with responsibility for the Caribbean Sustainability and Innovation Institute at the University of Technology (UTech) in Jamaica.