ChBE Seminar Series (Virtual) - 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday December 8 - Poul Georg Moses

Wed Dec 8 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

MosesPoul Georg MosesHaldor Topsoe A/S

"Renewable electricity as a feed stock for the chemical industry"

WebEx Link: (Password = ChBE2021 





Heavy industry and long-haul transportation are responsible for a large percentage of humanity's greenhouse-gas emissions

In these sectors, direct electrification is not enough. They need energy-dense green fuels – similar to the fuels used today, but made from renewable sources. In this presentation a set of solutions will be presented. Solutions based on combining proven technologies from the chemical industry with new technology to produce essential chemicals and fuels such as green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol, and other clean fuels from non-fossil feedstocks such as biomass, waste and renewable electricity. The most critical new technology in terms of cost and energy loss is water electrolysis for hydrogen production. A deep dive on the most efficient electrolysis technology, high temperature solid oxide electrolysis will be given ranging from basic thermodynamics to process integration for chemicals production.


2011 to present at Haldor Topsoe A/S, Presently head of Solid oxide technology development, previous responsibilities, Exploratory R&D, Project manager for Topsoe’s strategy for a fossil free future, Department manager for atomics scale analysis department (microscopy, spectroscopy, computational chemistry)

Before coming to Topsoe , in 2008 Ph.D Applied Physics, Technical University of Denmark,  and 3 years of Post Doc at UCSB Materials department and Stanford Chemical engineering. My research has focused on materials for energy and chemical conversions, with applications in fuels, chemical synthesis, emission control and electrocatalysis