Limitless and everywhere, hydrogen is a tremendous energy resource; when consumed, it is without any harmful emissions, it is producible anywhere and can be deployed in all sectors of society and the economy, making it the preferable alternative to fossil fuels.
Hydrogen can be utilised to produce intense heat and manageable warmth, as well as for the generation of electricity and the storage and release of sustainably generated electricity.
In addition to these positive features, hydrogen also has drawbacks, which up to now formed impediments to its large-scale deployment. Hydrogen is always bonded to another substance – think of water, for example: H2O (hydrogen and oxygen) – and once hydrogen is released from it, its volume increases 900 fold, and changes it into hydrogen gas, which, as opposed to hydrogen, is flammable and explosive. Further, it is the lightest of all substances wordwide.
To render these drawbacks manageable, the hydrogen gas must either be placed under very high pressure or cooled to an extremely low temperature. This calls for costly technologies and special installations for production (electrolysis), transport, distribution and consumption. The dangers associated with hydrogen gas prompt the question as to the extent to which future legislation will place limits on its use.
If these drawbacks could be eliminated, hydrogen would become safe to use and economically more attractive, making it possible for the hydrogen economy to begin and for the energy transition and the climate goals to be realised more quickly and more cheaply.
And the solution is available now: Its name is H2Fuel.