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Strategy for Natural Gas

Biography

CURRICULUM VITAE Hedayat Omidvar Graduated in Industrial Engineering (MSc) in 2002. He has been working since 1992 as Natural Gas consumption expert in Corporate Planning Dept., National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), responsible for treatment, transmission, storage and distribution of natural gas. At present, he is Head of Communication Affairs with Science & Research Centers, Research & Technology Dept. Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) since 1992 Member of American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) since 1994 Member of Iran Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) since 2001 Member of Programme Committee A (PGC A) “Sustainable Development” of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2003-2006 Member of Marketing and Communication Committee (PGC E) of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2006-2012 Member of Gas Advocacy Task Force (TF2) of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2012-2015 Secretary of Utilization Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2015-2018 Member of Marketing and Communication committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2015-2018 Member of Executive Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2015-2018 Chair of Energy Policy Task Force (TF3) of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2018-2021 Member of Group of Experts on Gas of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) from 2016 Letter of Commendation As the Exemplary Research Expert Received From the Deputy Petroleum Minister & Managing Director of NIGC 2008 Letter of Commendation Received From the Deputy Petroleum Minister & Managing Director of NIGC 2011 Letter of Commendation Received From the Deputy Petroleum Minister & Managing Director of NIGC 2013

Speaker
Hedayat Omidvar / Head of Communication Affairs with Science & Research Centers, Research & Technology Dept., National Iranian Gas Company

Abstract

The possibility to generate electrical power out of fruit juice, soft drinks, or even body fluids directed biofuel cell research towards glucose biofuel cells (GBFC) since the two required compounds (glucose and oxygen) are present in vegetal and living organisms. However, in spite of this promising evolution, there are still some issues to be resolved before enzymatic biofuel cells become competitive in practical applications. Two critical obstacles are short lifetime and poor power density, where both are related to enzyme stability, electron transfer rate, and enzyme loading. Some proposed design of bioelectrodes for enzymatic biofuel cells is based on free standing carbon nanotube pellets that allows high enzyme loading in a protective environment while allowing optimal flow of the “fuel” and oxygen containing solutions with satisfying stabilities. Other carbon nanotube shapes like buckypapers were functionalized and tested for the energy conversion of glucose. Alternative approaches to optimize the electron transfer and directed developments for alternative applications are presented.

Biography

Michael Holzinger started his career in the late nineties at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany in the field of the functionalization of carbon nanotubes. After two postdoc positions at the GDPC in Montpellier (Patrick Bernier) and Max Planck in Stuttgart (Siegmar Roth), he joined the BEA team at Grenoble in 2006 and became senior researcher in 2016. He works on the development of nanocarbon based biosensors and biofuel cells. He signed more than 100 publications in reputed journals, holds 6 patents, authored 9 book chapters and is in the editorial board of Carbon.

Speaker
Michael Holzinger / CNRS-University of Grenoble Alpes, France

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