Prof. Ian M. Arbon CEng CEn
Title: Hydrogen and challenges it brings for our Net0 targets
About the author
Ian Arbon is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Registered European Engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist, with an MSc in ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’ and an MBA. Formerly MD of several UK gas compressor manufacturing companies, he now runs Engineered Solutions, a Sustainable Engineering and Management consultancy. Ian is a Fellow of IMechE; having chaired its Energy, Environment & Sustainability Group and its Renewable Power Committee, he has a long history in spearheading the Institution’s work in sustainable development; among other relevant reports, he was Lead Author of the Institution’s Reports(2009 & 2020) on ‘The Energy Hierarchy’.
He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Energy Institute, the Institute of Refrigeration and sits on the Council of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland. He has been a Visiting Professor in Alternative Energy at Newcastle University (where he taught an MSc Module on ‘Energy Policies, Politics & Ethics’, 2006-2019), an Honorary Professor in Sustainable Energy at the University of Glasgow and is currently a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde.
Dr Jin Yan
Title: Low Carbon Heating Solution via Heat Recovery with Heat Pump
Summary: In order to achieve CO2 neutrality, the shift is to replace those onsite fossil fuel-based sources with electric-driven heat pumps. Danfoss is working on a distributed heat recovery heat pump system. It can be applied in industrial manufacturing process, flue gas recovery, colocation data centers, supermarkets, food storage warehouses, biogas facilities, smaller wastewater, etc. These applications usually make use of both the cooling and the heating heat pump output, providing a dual revenue stream and resulting shortened payback period. Several of these examples are going to be discussed in he talk.
About the author
Dr. Jin Yan is the VP of technology and the Director of Aero-thermal Engineering in Danfoss Turbocor. He manages the new compressors aero design and technology development activities in Danfoss. His team has developed many compressors such as TGS490, TGS380, and VTCA400 for low GWP refrigerants. TGS490 and VTCA400 both won ASHRAE innovation awards. Before he joined Danfoss, Dr. Yan was the manager of combustion aero in GE. His team developed aircraft engine/Gas turbine designs and prototypes for GE aviation, GE power, and GE Oil & Gas. He worked as the worldwide turbomachinery expert for Ansys before GE. He got his PhD in turbomachinery from Durham University in England.