Fasil Ayelegn Tassew, Senior researcher, Maritime
My name is Fasil Ayelegn Tassew, I joined DNV GL in February 2020. I work as a senior researcher in GTR maritime. My work focuses on zero-carbon fuels, decarbonization and synthetic fuels for maritime applications.
2020 has been a milestone year both personally and career-wise. The year could not have started better for me. On January 17, I successfully defended my PhD thesis and on the same day I got an offer for a position to join DNV GL. Within two weeks, I moved from Porsgrunn to Nesøya in Asker. I met my new colleagues and tried to adapt to open office as well as home office work environments as quickly as I can.
In my work, 2020 is also turning out to be a year where the cost of renewable electricity from Solar, wind etc. has finally become competitive with fossil electricity. This is an important milestone for a rapid adoption of green hydrogen with direct implications for synthetic fuels production, carbon-capture and overall decarbonization.
Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, my first year in DNV GL has so far been exciting.