Problems with Existing Production Methods
Today, there are problems and complications that exist with current methods of hydrogen production.
95% hydrogen today is produced by fossil- fuel refining
5% of hydrogen is produced by Electrolysis
Non-green hydrogen is not solving the environmental crisis and dependency on fossil fuels, but it further masks the problem giving the false sense of “clean” energy illusion.
This is QUICK graph of what today's hydrogen production and operations look like...
These operations and logistics result in:
Today’s H2 production is a large operation with significant costs:
To produce hydrogen, one starts with the large amounts of electricity required for electrolysis and very large "factories" to support all the upcoming tasks.
Once the hydrogen is produced, it requires cryogenic cooling (aka specialized equipment) and storage because it is very flammable and explosive, and very dangerous to transport if not cooled. This specialized equipment comes with very high costs and risks since hydrogen gas is very light and is very flammable even after it is cooled.
Hydrogen escapes easily, which leads to waste and 'hydrogen destruction' of storage tanks. Hydrogen molecules are so small and light that they fit in between other molecules. That includes molecules of the storage and transport containers.
They EASILY make their way between the molecules of other materials, resulting in hydrogen destruction. Any container that attempts to hold hydrogen from escaping it experiences cracks from hydrogen making its way through it, called "hydrogen cracking." So all of this very expensive specialized equipment has to be replaced very frequently.
Then hydrogen has to be transported to the client's location. Transport is also dangerous and comes with transport costs, insurance costs, waste risks, and transport times.
Once at the client's destination, hydrogen requires specialized storage. Of course, any storage equipment is also subject to hydrogen cracking and destruction and has to be frequently replaced.
Meanwhile, the customer pays for all these costs and waits for the transport times.
Thus, current hydrogen production methods make it not feasible for mobile application and distribution, and hydrogen access today is very geographically limited.
So here is the bottom line:
The Good News is :
We are here to change that!