Soufien Taamallah

IHS Markit

Director, Energy Technologies and Hydrogen Research

Dr. Taamallah is a director at IHS Markit focused on energy technologies and hydrogen research. He is an expert in energy systems and a technical lead in the IHS Markit hydrogen initiative. He has extensive academic and industry experience in the energy field, from startups to large multinationals. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Dr. Taamallah was a senior research and development engineer at L3 Open Water Power, a startup developing novel fuel cells for powering unmanned underwater vehicles. He also worked at General Electric's Global Research Center as a combustion test and computational fluid dynamics engineer. Before that, he was a research assistant in the Reacting Gas Dynamics Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pursuing his doctoral studies on fuel flexibility in gas turbine combustion. Dr. Taamallah served in the French Naval Aviation, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with a minor in economics from Ecole Polytechnique, France, a Master of Science in energy engineering and science from Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering and computation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States.

Sessions With Soufien Taamallah

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 07:00am - 07:30am (CST) / 02/mar/2021 01:00 pm - 02/mar/2021 01:30 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Low-carbon Hydrogen: Production technologies & costs

    Panel Clean Tech Digitalization Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways
    Interest in low-carbon hydrogen as a decarbonization tool reached unprecedented levels in 2020. This interest was driven by favorable policies and funding as well as the expectation of continuing cost reduction of low-carbon hydrogen, mostly “green” hydrogen—electrolysis of water powered by renewables. What are the main drivers behind the expected cost reduction? What obstacles remain to producing clean hydrogen? Could less-mature, low-carbon hydrogen technologies, such as solid oxide electrolysis or methane pyrolysis, be developed and be cost competitive?