Eco-friendly hydrogen energy system without emission of GHG is a promising future energy system
The KENTECH Institute for Hydrogen Energy seeks to solve urgent problems of energy and environment by development of new energy system replacing carbon based fossil fuel energy system. That is hydrogen system, in which hydrogen work as an energy carrier. In hydrogen energy system, hydrogen is produced from water and returns to water after release of energy. Thus, hydrogen energy is considered as a very promising future energy system. The hydrogen energy system consists of various different technologies like hydrogen production, storage, transport, and utilization. Faculty members in our institute are expertised in various hydrogen related technologies and their research covers core technologies of hydrogen energy.
|Director/Distinguished Professor||Jonghee Han||+82-61-330-9608/
|Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC), Molten Carbonate Electrolysis (MCEC)|
|Distinguished Professor||Chinho Park||+82-61-330-9602/
|Photoelectrochemical-Photovoltaic Materials & Devices|
|Green Hydrogen Production by Water Electrolysis|
|Associate Professor||Youngduk Lee||+82-61-330-9659/
|Hybrid EneRgy systems and Optimization (HERO)|
|Associate Professor||Jihyun Hwang||+82-61-330-9653/
|HYdrogen Liquefaction and value chain Optimization Technologies (HYLOT)|
|Assistant Professor||Gyusub Lee||+82-61-330-9687/
|DC Power System Operation and Control|
In the quest to achieve carbon neutrality, a conversion from carbon-based to hydrogen-based energy systems is essential. The KENTECH Institute for Hydrogen Energy develops technologies to establish hydrogen-based energy systems around the globe. These technologies will encompass the production, storage, transportation, and use of hydrogen energy.
In the production sphere, we are developing green technologies that will produce hydrogen with no carbon emissions. To facilitate cross-border trade and long-distance transport, we are developing compounds to store, transport, and reconstitute liquid hydrogen. We are also conducting R&D to develop fuel cell and hydrogen turbine technologies for electricity and heating. Our specific research includes:
Green Hydrogen Production
Electrolysis of water is an essential technology for green hydrogen production. At the institute, we are developing materials, components, and system technologies for alkaline, polymer electrolyte, and solid oxide electrolysis devices.
Hydrogen Storage and Transportation
The storage process is energy intensive, and the price of hydrogen can be reduced only by developing high-capacity, high-efficiency storage technologies. At our institute, we are developing high-efficiency liquid phase storage processes involving liquefied hydrogen, liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC), and ammonia. We are also developing the requisite high-efficiency catalysts, reactors, and processes to reconstitute hydrogen from these liquids.
Fuel Cells convert the chemical energy of hydrogen into electrical and thermal energy. In addition to vehicles and distributed power generation, fuel cells are expanding into aviation, rail, maritime and other applications. In order to sustain this expansion, it will be necessary to develop specialized fuel cells, suited to the requirements of their specific application. We are developing materials, parts, and systems for high-performance and long-life fuel cells, including small, lightweight, high-output cells that will cover a variety of these applications. As well as fuel cells, the institute conducts R&D on hydrogen turbines for high efficiency electricity generation.
Alkaline Water Electrolysis
PEM Water Electrolysis
SO Water Electrolysis
Hydrogen storage and transportation
Use of hydrogen
ammonia as a direct fuel cell