Hydrogen Applications in Building Taiwan‘s Green Energy / 氫能在台灣綠能建設中的應用


Dr. Yensen Chen 

Chairman & CEO 




Dr. Yen-Sen Chen is presently the Chairman and CEO of TiSPACE Incorporated, Taiwan. TiSPACE is a leading private company specialized in the development of launch vehicles for deploying small satellites based on top-notch hybrid rocket propulsion technologies. The main commercial goal of TiSPACE is to provide very competitive and fast turnaround launch services for the deployment of satellite communication and space IoT networks.

Dr. Chen started his aerospace career as a visiting scientist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in 1984 right after his graduate study in University of Kansas. Over the years, his technical and management experiences included SSME, SRM, Endo-Leap Interceptor, STME, X-33, DCX-A, Laser Lightcraft, etc. Based on the technical merits, Dr. Chen has received NASA/MSFC and NASA/HQ Software of the Year Awards in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Between 2005 and 2016, Dr. Chen was a Senior Research Fellow of the National Space Organization, Taiwan, where he has served as the program manager of NSPO’s Sounding Rocket Program.

TiSPACE’s technical specialties include the manufacturing of carbon composite tanks for the applications of high-pressure hydrogen storage in the renewable energy system.





Green Energy is currently a national policy of Taiwan aiming at replacing the energy share of nuclear by 2025. The averaged energy produced by nuclear power amounts to 15 to 20% of the total energy demands of the country. This represents a major endeavor by the power industry to build power generation capabilities including solar, wind, biomass, etc, with limited previous establishments. Especially for solar PV and wind farm over the Taiwan Strait, they are periodic and seasonal in their power generation cycles. To fully optimize these systems, it is inevitable that energy storage systems much be implemented alongside these unsteady power generation units such that excessive energy during their peak production periods can be saved and to be utilized during the periods of low power. Hydrogen storage becomes a viable option for this energy storage strategy. And, besides energy storage, hydrogen energy is also ideal in green transportation applications. Above all, high pressure storage for hydrogen has proven to be the most effective design in these applications.



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