How is Hydrogen 2.0 different from traditional hydrogen?

By Darren Taylor, dmin on January 26, 2016
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Although hydrogen is the universe’s most abundant element and the world’s cleanest source of energy, its use has been restricted by challenges in how to efficiently harvest it, and then store, transport and release that energy. Historically, hydrogen has been made by reforming natural gas or through the gasification of coal. This means that hydrogen is most often made centrally at a wellhead or when connected to a pipeline. 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 is highly inefficient so the cost is not competitive, making it practical only for niche uses and applications.

In contrast to traditional hydrogen production, Hydrogen 2.0 can be characterized by the following three key competitive advantages:

  • Zero Emissions. On the production side, the Hydrogen 2.0 extraction process will free hydrogen from its oxygen bond without chemicals or electrolysis, and without any greenhouse gas 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 the generation of hydrogen on-site or on-board, where and when it is needed.
  • Affordable. Finally, Hydrogen 2.0 is designed to be produced in abundance on a cost-competitive basis to all other energy alternatives. It is also an energy source with a potentially unprecedented level of predictability in pricing stability.

Watch the Hydrogen 2.0 video here.


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