Building Solutions for Storing Hydrogen Stock
The quest for a green economy involves the use of green hydrogen in various segments like transportation and safe storage. The global hydrogen storage market is projected to grow from $467.2 million in 2016 to $1011.2 million by 2026. And the factors driving the growth of hydrogen stock include the increase in the introduction of vehicles running on hydrogen powered fuel cells and the stringent environmental standards for the production of cleaner fuels. We at GenH2 are contributing to the mission of building a green economy by developing unique solutions to produce, store and dispense clean liquid hydrogen in a controlled and environment-friendly manner.
Hydrogen Production and Storage Companies
Hydrogen storage is essential for powering fuel cells used in transportation applications and to some extent in stationary applications too. These fuel cells are electrochemical devices that combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce water, electricity, and heat. These cells generate electricity as long as the source of fuel is supplied.
Some common types of fuel cells are:
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells or MCFC
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells or PAFC and
Polymer Electrolyte Membranes or PEM
The PEM cells are the most widely used since they find applications in all types of vehicles including cars, buses, material handling equipment, bicycles, trains, submarines, ships, and boats. All these vehicles are fitted with a hydrogen storage tank which powers them.
Challenges in Using Liquid Hydrogen Tanks
Hydrogen is the lightest material in the universe and has the highest density per kilogram in comparison to other combustible fuels. But it has a high mass energy density and is very light in nature which makes its storage and transportation difficult. Hydrogen can be stored physically as a gas in high pressure tanks or in liquid form at cryogenic temperatures of 252.8 °C. But the risk of evaporation remains a big concern.
While the demand for hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles is growing in Europe and North America due to the regulations for use of less CO2 emitting cars, concerns related to its safe storage remain. Another concern area is the limited availability of hydrogen filling infrastructures. While the current hydrogen powered vehicles are fitted with 700 bar storage tanks and can travel up to 300 miles in a single change, the infrastructure required to refill these tanks is lacking. This is an area where GenH2 has researched and developed unique solutions.
Unique Solutions for Liquid Hydrogen
Our team has developed a proprietary process called hyrolysis to produce hydrogen gas without any CO2 emissions. Our experienced team has also developed a liquefaction technology that enables us to offer zero loss hydrogen storage units. Our solution includes onsite hydrogen production without the release of any kind of CO2 and its proper storage and dispensing.
Proper Dispensing is Important Too
Our solutions have been designed by experts and focus on all aspects of using liquid hydrogen for vehicles, drones, maritime applications, thermal insulation systems and supply infrastructure. We also offer dispensing solutions that can integrate with the existing commercial hydrogen dispensers or custom designed for our clients. These products come with touchscreens that allow customers to interact and get the appropriate product.