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Awarded for development of new processes and equipment for production of gases and cryogenic liquids, as well as for the development and implementation of technology for production of electricity in power systems.
Rodney John Allam is a leading chartered engineer, a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers with a bachelor’s degree in chemical technology. Rodney Allam is a visiting professor at Imperial College of Science and Technology in London. He is the chief technology officer at GTLpetrol LLC. Professor Allam is Director of Technology Development, member of the board of directors of Air Products and Chemicals pls.
In addition to the many technological fields in which Rodney has worked as an adviser and consultant, he has participated actively in the production of future resources in the field of power and electricity, fuel and other energy systems based on a sustainability. Rodney Allam has participated in the development of new processes and new equipment for production of gases and cryogenic liquids (O2, N2, Ar, CO, CO2, H2, He) and for development of technologies for using these gases, including for electricity production and other uses in the power industry.
Thanks to Rodney John Allam's participation in different studies, power plant boilers at state-of-the-art oil refineries have moved to using oxygen fuel, and oil fields in northern Alaska have began capturing СО2 to improve oil extraction.
Currently Rodney Allam has some 30 patents in the USA and a number of European patents, has participated in many scientific studies published over many years. The publications dealt with gas separation technology, improving electrical power and hydrogen production with carbon dioxide capture. His most recent publications were presented at the National Energy Technology Laboratory conferences in the USA and at the last three Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT) conferences on climate change, conferences at the Washington International Institute of Refrigeration and at IChemEng gasification conferences (where he served as a committee member). He acted as consultant for Stanford University GCEP climate control programme. He also participated in developing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology sustainable development programme.
- Late 1960s to early 1970s – Provided technical support for the installation of air separation units at iron and steel industry plants
- mid 1970s – Appointed head of the development process group
- 1980s – Chief engineer for developing gas industry equipment in Europe for technology used at all our new plants.
- 1992 – Awarded a prize for special achievements by the Chairman and appointed research officer
- 2006 – Joined GTLpetrol LLC (USA)
- 2007 – Served on inter-governmental panel on climate change which was awarded the Nobel Prize together with Albert Gore
- Developed highly efficient oxygen fuel energy systems based mainly on coal, to provide greater efficiency when modernising existing power stations operating on pulverized coal.
- Developed integrated СО2 compression with simultaneous elimination of other pollutants, SO2, Hg and nitrogen oxide.
- Developed state-of-the-art, highly-efficient oxygen fuel energy systems based on high operating pressure, steam superheaters and innovative equipment.
- Developed technology for future optimising hydrogen distribution. New concepts for hydrogen liquefaction, hydrogen storage and transportation as well as hydrogen distribution systems at filling stations.
- Developed new technologies for producing Fischer-Tropsch liquid hydrocarbons from natural gas using state-of-the-art Н2 + СО production systems.