Sunday, April 3, 2022

LH2 Era Outline for Upcoming Posts

Hydrogen Energy and Renewables Architecture (HyERA)™

Following up on my previous post, below is a draft outline of planned topics to address in upcoming posts on the transition to the liquid hydrogen era. Any feedback or other suggested topics of interest to address are welcome and appreciated:

  1. Introduction
    • The infinity fuel (why hydrogen?)
    • Zero plus twenty (why cryogenic liquid?)
    • Energy in a bottle (storage, carrier, fuel)
  2. Evolution
    • Jet engines & aircraft (1930-1960)
    • Rocket stages (1960-today)
    • Other liquid hydrogen history
  3. Fundamentals
    • Cryogenics (properties, materials, basics)
    • Thermodynamics (temperature and pressure)
    • Managing LH2 (production, storage, transfer)
  4. State-of-the-Art
    • Tankage (vacuum jacket, single wall, insulation)
    • Components (valves, piping, sensors)
    • Operations (fill, vent, pressurize, drain)
  5. Safety
    • Hazards (physiological, phase change, ignition)
    • Design (best practices, reviews, standards)
    • Operations (planning, training, fail safes)
  6. Advancements
    • New materials (composites, insulation)
    • Cryo-refrigeration (zero boil-off, liquefaction)
    • Sensors & controls (gauging, leaks, monitor)
  7. Applications
    • Energy (production, storage, distribution)
    • Fuel (land, sea, air, space)
    • Heat (industrial, residential, CHP)
  8. Systems
    • Engineering (model, design, verify & validate)
    • Integration (subsystems, interfaces, test)
    • Deployment (commission, dynamics, learning)
  9. Strategy
    • Plan (NGOs, requirements, Conops)
    • Develop (innovation, prototyping, trades)
    • Launch (IP management, partners, growth)
  10. Conclusion
    • Summary (takeaways, gaps, path forward)
    • Challenges (techno-economic, vested interests)
    • Sustainable Future (transition, vision, legacy)
In my next post I'll start to answer the question: Why hydrogen?

Matt Moran is the Managing Member at Moran Innovation LLC, and previous Managing Partner at Isotherm Energy. He's been developing power and propulsion systems for more than 40 years; and first-of-a-kind liquid, slush and gaseous hydrogen systems since the mid-1980s. Matt was also the Sector Manager for Energy & Materials in his last position at NASA where he worked for 31 years. He's been a cofounder in seven technology based start-ups; and provided R&D and engineering support to many industrial, government and research organizations. Matt has three patents and more than 50 publications including the Cryogenic Fluid Management report series. More about him can be found here.