Fossil fuels, especially crude oil, affect virtually every aspect of modern existence. Current fuels produce, directly or as by-product, many harmful emissions, such as the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, and pollutants such as carbon monoxide, soot particles, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.
Carbon dioxide is the main responsible of today’s global warming. Pollutants cause health problems in many different ways.
Hydrogen is the most eco-friendly energy carrier:
- 100% recyclable
- clean, no pollution to the environment, releases practically no pollutants
- no toxic waste products, smog-related emissions or gases
- production without health risks
The term “Hydrogen Economy” describes a macro system in which our energy needs are predominantly met by hydrogen, rather than fossil fuels. This type of economy would rely on renewable resources in the form of hydrogen gas and water, drastically reducing pollution, and reconfiguring electricity sources, infrastructure, engines and international trade, without diminishing our quality of life.
The advantages of an economy based on hydrogen:
|non-petroleum dependent, local energy production||→||increased political harmony|
|clean fuel||→||no air & water pollution|
|pollutant-free industry & transportation||→||ecological balance|
Alset Global facilitates a transition to a hydrogen economy by offering:
- practical and cost-efficient solutions
- 20 years of combined experience; 8 years of extensive research & development
- tested and secure transitional technologies
- an easy way to incorporate hydrogen into daily life
Hydrogen is the most simple and abundant element in the universe, and is available almost anywhere on the planet attached to other elements.
The world economy is now shifting from carbon-based fuels to renewable energies. It is believed that hydrogen is the perfect way to power a new clean mobility market since it is the most practical and economical way to store intermittent renewables energies.
Renewable energy sources can be used to produce hydrogen from the electrolysis of water or from water splitting through high-temperature thermo-chemical reactions (from solar concentrators).
When properly harvested from renewable sources hydrogen is the “forever fuel” as it allows truly sustainable energy cycles.
Hydrogen fuel is clean, available but also affordable. It can be produced and dispensed at competitive prices compared with gasoline or diesel fuel in many regions of the world… already today.
There are several ways to produce hydrogen. Most of today’s hydrogen is produced from natural gas due to its low cost, through a process known as steam methane reforming (SMR). A vast amount is also produced as a by-product from many different industries, some being wasted to the atmosphere.
Water electrolysis is rapidly increasing in importance due to the need for large amounts of renewable energy to be stored in order to stabilize the grid and to efficiently use of off-peak power. The low price of excess renewable electricity is creating a very positive case for renewable hydrogen.
Hydrogen Distribution & Dispensing
The necessary infrastructure to make hydrogen fuel available to power vehicles is based on very mature technologies.
More than 30 million tons of hydrogen is distributed today worldwide through pipelines, compressed gaseous or liquid hydrogen trucks.
Hydrogen dispensing equipment can be easily integrated on existing fuel stations, allowing end-users to have the same refuelling experience as with gasoline and diesel.