How is Hydrogen 2.0 different from traditional hydrogen?

By Joi Scientific, dmin on January 26, 2016
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Most hydrogen is produced by cracking natural gas (also known as steam methane reforming), which creates carbon dioxide as a byproduct and is typically performed centrally at a wellhead. Electrolysis, the separation of hydrogen from oxygen in water by passing an electrical current, offers some flexibility as to where it can be used; however, this process tends to be inefficient.

In contrast to traditional hydrogen production methods, Hydrogen 2.0 extracts hydrogen gas from seawater without additives, an industry first. It is characterized by the following three key advantages:

  • Clean. The Hydrogen 2.0 production process can generate hydrogen without the use of chemicals or carbon emissions. On the consumption side, hydrogen fuel returns only water back into the environment.
  • On-Demand. Hydrogen 2.0 is characterized for its on-demand production. Hydrogen 2.0 will enable safe, localized generation of hydrogen on-site or on-board, where and when it is needed.
  • Affordable. Hydrogen 2.0 is designed to be cost competitive to other energy alternatives. It is also an energy source with a potentially unprecedented level of predictability in pricing stability.