Zhiyuan Fan is a Ph.D. student in Columbia University Earth and Environmental Engineering Department and a research associate at the Center on Global Energy Policy. He supports CGEP’s Carbon Management Research Initiative and Energy System Modelling Program. His research focuses on decarbonization strategy of energy systems, including energy system modeling and optimization, low-carbon fuels and processes, hard-to-abate sectors, CO2 use/recycling, and low-carbon infrastructure analysis.
Prior to joining SIPA, he worked as a graduate student researcher at the Sustainable Engineering Lab in Columbia University’s Mechanical Engineering Department, focusing on energy system modeling and optimization for deep renewable penetration, and electrification of heavy road transportation. He obtained his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (energy system concentration) from Columbia University and B.Eng in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Rapid decarbonization efforts have been turning to novel low-carbon hydrogen applications as a potential solution for hard-to-abate sectors.
Hydrogen is expected to play a key role in the decarbonization of the energy system.
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As global warming mitigation and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction become increasingly urgent to counter climate change, many nations have announced net-zero emission targets as a commitment to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.