Join Kirsteen Gordon in attending a fascinating discussion hosted by Cambridge Network and The Maxwell Centre, titled 'Turquoise Hydrogen and Advanced Functional Materials: A Big Win for Climate?'
The presentation will delve into the global competition to advance the production of cutting-edge carbon materials, focusing on enhancing the strength, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity of carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers.
Turquoise Hydrogen represents a pioneering approach, involving the co-production of hydrogen and solid carbon from natural or renewable hydrocarbons. While the functional properties of nano-carbons are well-established, only in the last three years have large-scale materials composed of nano-carbons demonstrated superior strength, thermal, and electrical properties surpassing steel and aluminum. At an industrial scale, the challenge arises regarding the utilization of carbon, as widely used activated carbons fall short of market expectations, particularly in the context of even modest hydrogen production scenarios. There's an intriguing opportunity to transform carbon waste into a valuable bulk material stream, positioning carbon materials as more economically valuable than CO2. Professor Adam Boies of the Cambridge University Engineering Department will be discussing the potential of using renewable hydrocarbons for future technological advancements.
For more information on the event, please click on the link below.
The Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge, CB3 0HE