Speaker: Christopher Boyle, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Christchurch based Fabrum Solutions
The talk will highlight the key aspects behind the phenomenal growth in Green hydrogen (hydrogen produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable electricity) impacted by geopolitical and climate pressures driving a global shift in energy agendas. The speaker will outline Fabrum’s NZ developed intellectual property and its impact internationally in developments spanning the future of aviation much of it underpinned by cryogenics, the storage of substances at very low temperatures, typically below -150C.
Christopher is co-founder and Managing Director of Fabrum, an innovative design and manufacturing business based in Christchurch, operating internationally with some of the world’s largest and most successful technology companies. Fabrum specialises in composite cryostat and cryocooler manufacture for superconducting applications as well as medical, military, industrial and power systems applications. Fabrum also manufactures magnetic systems and electric aviation motors, as part of their larger machine assembly group.
In the last three years Fabrum has developed cryogenic co-mingled gas separation systems to produce hydrogen through Membrane Free Electrolysis, as well as hydrogen liquefiers ranging from 5kg to 4 tonne per day production. In addition, the company has developed liquid hydrogen storage, fuel transfer, and onboard low loss aviation storage tanks.
Chris has worked in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and England in the areas of corporatisation, technology commercialisation, and asset and risk management. He has held senior executive positions as well as directorships in both not for profit and publicly listed companies. He currently chairs three technology companies and is a director on two power companies.