Evening Lecture – The hydrogen economy and the role of nuclear energy, including current fleet and SMRs
The presentation will describe the current hydrogen industry with the main production technologies and applications, and the future hydrogen economy that is key to support the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. Then a focus will be made on the possibilities offered by nuclear energy for the production of hydrogen both using existing nuclear and hydrogen technologies and new technologies like Small Modular Reactors and thermochemical hydrogen production technologies. Recent developments and projects on this topic will be highlighted.
- 18:30 - 19:15
- evening Lecture
- 19:15 - 19:45
- Questions & Answers
Emmanuel GirasaKey Expert at ENGIE
After a master degree in nuclear chemistry engineering achieved in 1999 at the Higher Industrial Institute of Brussels (Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles – ISIB), Emmanuel started his career as a chemistry specialist at the Belgian competence centre in electrical power technology (Laborelec), where he acquired expertise in water treatment for conventional and nuclear power plants.
In 2009, Emmanuel Joined GDF SUEZ Nucléaire France as project engineer for the project of construction of an EPR in France.
In 2013, he joined the ENGIE Nuclear Development Department as nuclear technology development manager. He worked on the AP1000 project in Moorside (UK) and on the ATMEA project in Sinop (Turkey).
Currently, he is heading Technical Support and Innovation at ENGIE Nuclear Segment Department, leading R&D and innovative activities in the field of current and future nuclear technologies.
In 2019, Emmanuel was nominated Key Expert at ENGIE.
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