“Our ‘ThermoPropHy – Thermodynamic Properties for Hydrogen Liquefaction and Processing’ project will enable us to tackle fundamental and highly ambitious work in the field of thermodynamic property research for hydrogen technology and especially for the large-scale liquefaction of hydrogen,” says Roland Span, as head of the Chair of Thermodynamics.
The first source of liquid hydrogen is likely to be in conjunction with CCS as liquefied blue hydrogen.
Roland Span studied mechanical engineering at RUB, where he completed his PhD in 1992 and his habilitation in 1999. From 1993 to 2000, he headed the research group “Multiparameter equations of state” at the chair of Professor Wolfgang Wagner. In 2001, he moved to the company ALSTOM Power Technology in Switzerland as project and group leader for gas turbine research. From 2002 to 2006, he held the Chair of Thermodynamics and Energy Technologies at the University of Paderborn. In 2006, he was appointed to the Chair of Thermodynamics at RUB. Span won, among other accolades, the Applied Energy Award for a Highly Cited Review Paper in 2017 and the SINTEF and NTNU CCS Award 2019 for fundamental research in the field of reducing atmospheric CO2 emissions through carbon capture, transport and storage. Roland Span is the EERA JP CCS coordinator of Sub Programme 3: CO2 Transport