ESC Guest Speaker —— Mr. Huayu Shao, University of Macau


ESC 2017 - the 4th International Expo and Conference on Energy Storage in China - will be held collocated with Chinas largest

clean energy expo "Clean Energy Expo China" (CEEC) on 29-31 March, 2017 in the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing.

We expect more than 6,000 professional visitors from 18 countries and over 120 speakers, including a wide range of industry leaders, policymakers and researchers to discuss the latest sector developments.


Under the theme of "THE NEXT-GENERATION ENERGY SYSTEM", ESC 2017 will focus on the latest developments, innovations,

technologies, successful case studies, solutions and applications. ESC 2017 will be the largest energy storage exhibition and conference in China!


Speaker Profile

Dr. Huaiyu Shao, currently is a fast-track assistant professor at Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (IAPME) at

University of Macau. Before this position, he was an assistant professor at International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research

(WPI-I2CNER) of Kyushu University in Japan. His research focuses on development of hydrogen energy materials and fuel

cell based technology for energy storage application, especially to store fluctuating renewable powers in order to provide

stable energy supply.
He got his PhD in inorganic chemistry in Peking University, China. He worked as a postdoc in National Institute of Advanced

Industrial Science and Technology, Japan from July of 2005 to March of 2009. Then he moved to Prof. Ferdi Schüth's group in

Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany as a postdoc. He has published 42 scientific papers at journals such as

Nano Energy, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Nanotechnology, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, with a total of over

760 citations (h-index of 17).


He has given more than 40 oral presentations in international conferences and academic visits and about 20 of them are

invited talks or plenary ones. He contributes to organization and chairing of international conferences such as U.S. National

Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, American Chemical Society meeting, World Hydrogen Technology Conference,

International Young Scientist Fusion Forum. He serves as reviewer for 30 scientific journals including Nature Communications,

Nano Energy, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, etc. Since 2011, he serves as an international grant-proposal reviewer for Romanian

National Research Council.


Title of Presentation

Development of Mg-based Materials for Stationary Energy Storage


Abstract Of Presentation

In this presentation, a project aiming at the development of a Mg-based high-temperature energy storage technology combined

with a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) will be discussed. In this design, hydrogen fuel is supplied from the Mg-based storage system to

the SOFC, which in turn generates exhaust heat used to provide energy for hydrogen desorption from the storage materials.

Proof-of-principle device simulations considering hydrogen and heat flow have been performed and will be shown.

This concept is especially suitable for renewable energy storage, for example storing fluctuating wind or solar energy.

Advantages of this concept:

1. Convenient working conditions (working pressure < 10 bar) at the temperature below 370°C (saving cost).

2. No compression is needed due to low hydrogen working pressure about 1 to 10 bar (saving cost).

3. High energy density (3.7 kWh/L) for MgH2 compared to 1.4 kWh/L for 700 bar H2; great abundance and low cost of Mg

metal (about 2.5-3 US dollar/kg).

4. Increased overall efficiency by providing heat from absorption to electrolyzer and using waste heat for desorption reaction from SOFC.






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