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H2 Ohhh! The miracle of turning water into hydrogen – Dr Alexey Ganin
March 15, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The electrolyser is a device that with the help of electricity splits water in two elementary components: hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen is an excellent fuel and an attractive green energy carrier if the electricity for water splitting comes from renewable energy sources. Furthermore, converting the excess of electricity, for example during summer months, into hydrogen by water electrolysis could act as energy backup system which could be deployed during long winter month. In this talk, Dr Alexey Ganin from the School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow will woo the public by discussing the practicality of water electrolysis and what does it take to make H2 at scale in an electrolyser.
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.
As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users
Covid-19 Safety Guidelines:
The Admiral Bar staff will be taking contact details of attendees for track & trace.
We would encourage only those who are fully vaccinated to attend (or those with valid medical exemption).
We would also encourage taking a lateral flow test before attending.
Mask wearing is mandatory until you are seated, at which point they can be removed if desired (although we would encourage you to remain masked if possible).
Hand sanitizer and spare masks will be made available as you enter, although we would prefer if you brought your own mask at least.
Audience size has been limited to 60 in order to allow for acceptable distancing.
Seating will be spaced out as best as possible, and the Glasgow Skeptics team will be at hand to help rearrange as required depending on group size.
The Glasgow Skeptics team will wear masks at all times, except the MC for the night, who will remove their mask for doing the introductions, managing the Q&A etc.
The speaker will also wear a mask when not on stage