May 22 + 23, 2019
Vancouver, Canada

Topic Tables

The f-cell+HFC consists of more items then just Keynote Presenters and Workshops. Topic Tables are also available. Discuss your specific Hydrogen and Fuel Cell topics in a small group of 10 people. Experts can moderate the small groups or it can become a lively Barcamp discussion.

Hydrogen storage and applications for mining sector – May 21, 2019, 14:30 – 15:30

Mining industry in general relies on heavy diesel powered vehicles and machines emitting CO2, CO, NOX and DPM. Currently challenges include, but not limited to high operating costs associated with ventilation costs, maintenance of diesel equipment and lack of automation and tele-remote operations. Thus, the underground mining environment is one of the promising applications for hydrogen fuel-cell implementation. This panel table will be centred on discussion about opportunity for coupling hydrogen and mining sectors. More specifically: to identify research and development gaps, required safety tests and related infrastructure, readiness level of LOHC technology for mining, as well as engagement with potential stakeholders.

Dmitri Bessarabov – Google Scholar Citations

Scopus Author ID: 55917816200

The Director of HySA Infrastructure Center of Competence, Dr Dmitri Bessarabov, was recruited for the position from Canada in 2010. He obtained his Master’s degree in Chemistry in Moscow and in 1996 his doctoral degree from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Dr Dmitri Bessarabov is an expert in the area of hydrogen and electro-catalytic membrane systems for energy applications and fuel cells. Passionate about LOHC technology for hydrogen storage, PEM fuel cells, electrolysers, membranes, MEAs and catalyst layers structures. He worked for Kvaerner Group, Ballard Power Systems and AFCC (Daimler and Ford JV) in Canada. Current responsibilities include: leadership in the national hydrogen and fuel cell programme (HySA) in South Africa. He holds SA NRF rating, current Scopus H index 18. Recently co-authored a two-volume book on PEM water electrolysis.

Topic Table: Hydrogen storage and applications for mining sector

May, 22, 14:30–15:30, Parksville

Topic Table Moderator

Dr. Dmitri Bessarabov
North-West University, South Africa