VI International Scientific
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May 24-26, 2023
May 24-26, 2023
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History and state of the art of hydrogen use in the energy sector

Krzysztof Badyda
Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Heat Engineering


Review of most important issues related to the history and future use of hydrogen for energy purposes will be presented. First idea published in 1970, and later in 1980 by Bockris and Justi in the document: “Wasserstoff, die Energie für alle Zeiten, Konzept einer Sonnen-Wasserstoff-Wirtschaft” will be commented. Next, history of Euro-Quebec-Hydro-Hydrogen Project and World Energy Net-work (WE-NET) research program will be discussed. Against this background, hydrogen strategies for the future will be the subject of consideration.

Properties of hydrogen as a fuel and significant differences in relation to the natural gas, concepts for low-emission generation and use of hydrogen, including power generation will be commented.

Next presented issues concern prospective scale of utilities demand, including water for electrolysis and electricity from renewables, state of the art of hydrogen co-firing and firing technologies developed by heavy duty gas turbine and gas reciprocating engine deliverers. The background will be comment regarding impact of the current economic situation on the possibilities of hydrogen generation and use in power sector.


Krzysztof Badyda is a full Professor in the Power Engineering Division at the Institute of Heat Engineering, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. His activity is focused on mathematical modeling of power installations, with special emphasis on steam turbine and gas turbine plants, additionally environment protection technologies in power engineering and new technologies in power engineering industry. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering in 1990 and D.Sc. form this same faculty in 2001, title of professor received 2011.

He has experience in research group managing and implementation of research projects and also in cooperation with different industrial and scientific teams. (especially industrial partners, including international corporations, exemplary Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe, Siemens, Alstom Power, General Electric). He is the author or co-author of over 300 journal and conference papers, co-author of 11 granted patents. He was the deputy dean of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, deputy director and director of the Institute of Heat Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology.
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