Poster advertising talk by David Yapp

Could hydrogen be the key to net zero for electricity generation?

Thursday 09 May 2024
19:30 to 21:00

The aim of this talk is to raise awareness around the question: "what happens when the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine?" He will present a long term energy storage solution to this question through the use of hydrogen which is key to providing essential backup power during 'wind droughts'. 

David has a BSc in Physics and MSc in metallurgy, and has worked for 20 years in the electricity supply industry (based at Marchwood Engineering Labs) working on nuclear power plant construction and repair. He has also spent 10 years in the USA at the Edison Welding Institute working on projects including pipeline inspection and repair. He ran an MSc course on welding engineering at Cranfield University for 10 years as well as supervising PhD students working on automated pipe welding. His 5 years as a consultant included work for the nuclear fusion reactor centre at Culham (the 'Davy Technology consulting company). Since retiring, he has been interested in low energy houses, and more recently researching renewable electricity supply in the UK.

Refreshments will be on sale at the lounge room at St Andrew's Church, Dibden Purlieu  (50p per cup). We will be charging £1.00 for this and further sessions in order to cover expenses. The ticket will give free entry to the WaterCAN fund raising raffle. 

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Contact Philip Dowd
St Andrews Church (Lounge room)
Beaulieu Road, Dibden Purlieu
SO45 4PT
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Cost £1.00