Industries

Our Green Hydrogen Solution Can Decarbonize Many Hard-to-Abate Sectors

Our Green Hydrogen Solution is Versatile

The AquaHydrex technology platform brings renewable energy, in the form of Green Hydrogen, to the hard-to-abate sectors that can’t be directly electrified.

Power

Renewable energy is intermittent and variable in periods that range from minutes to months, but the power grid needs to be reliable 24x7x365.

  • Green Hydrogen can be produced when renewable energy is in excess and is stored for long periods until being reconverted into electricity to help the power grid be reliable and stable.
  • Our responsive electrolyzers can be a dispatchable load to the grid, providing balancing services like maintaining voltage and frequency control

Heavy Industry

Green Hydrogen is the clean molecule that can replace fossil-based reducing agents and mitigate CO2 emissions in a wide range of industries

Steel

To make steel, iron ore is reduced to iron metal using a reducing agent, typically coke, that’s derived from coal. Green Hydrogen is an excellent reducing agent that can replace coke, giving the potential to make Green Steel.

Cement

To make cement, lime (CaCO3) is heated to form calcium oxide (CaO), releasing CO2. Green Hydrogen can be burned to heat this process and Green Hydrogen can also ‘soak-up’ the released CO2, converting it into Green Synthesis Gas to produce clean fuels, chemicals, and polymers.

Refining

Green Hydrogen can directly replace fossil-fuel derived hydrogen, which is an integral feedstock to refining

Fuels

Green Hydrogen is ideal as a fuel for a wide range of transportation modes where battery vehicles aren’t a good fit. The Green Hydrogen can be used directly or be combined with CO2 to form Green Synthesis Gas to produce clean fuels via existing or innovative processes.

Aviation

Green Hydrogen derived Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) can decarbonize flight.

Marine Shipping

Green Hydrogen, in liquid form or combined with CO2 to form Green Methanol or Green Ethanol, can be the fuel to power ocean-going ships.

Trains

Green Hydrogen and derivates are already being used to decarbonize rail transport.

Long-Haul Transportation

Green Hydrogen can power fuel-cell trucks and vehicles that are heavy and need to travel long distances, where batteries aren’t an ideal option.

Chemicals & Polymers

Hydrogen is a critical feedstock for the production of chemicals and polymers. Green Hydrogen, when combined with CO2 can replace crude oil as the principle feedstock for economically producing Net Zero and Net Negative chemicals and polymers.

Clean Chemicals

The chemical industry can be transformed from reliance on fossil-based feedstocks to using the feedstock Green Synthesis Gas, derived from Green Hydrogen and CO2.

Carbon Negative Polymers

Using Green Hydrogen and CO2 to produce polymers without a fossil input makes those polymers carbon negative, helping to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels.

Agriculture

Ammonia, and its derivative urea, are necessary as fertilizers to support global population above about 3-4 billion people. Also, inadequate ammonia supply chains hold back living standards in parts of the world, including much of Africa.

  • Green Hydrogen is a drop-in replacement for the fossil-based hydrogen used in the Haber-Bosch process to make ammonia.
  • Green Hydrogen can be produced in a distributed fashion, enabling localized ammonia production via innovative methods.

Heating

Natural gas pipelines provide the energy to heat and power homes and buildings, but with resulting CO2 emissions.

  • Green Hydrogen can be blended into gas pipelines to initiate their decarbonization.
  • Green Hydrogen can be combined with CO2 to form Synthetic Natural Gas that is a replacement for fossil-based natural gas.

Using Green Hydrogen to Make Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers

Fuels, chemicals, and polymers have historically been made from crude oil, but also synthetically through the gasification of coal or natural gas. For example, in WWII, the Germans gasified coal to form synthesis gas (a mixture of H2, CO, and CO2) to produce synthetic fuels for their planes and tanks. And, Chinese companies use coal-derived synthesis gas to produce methanol, chemicals, and polymers.

Green Hydrogen and CO2 can simply be ‘shifted’, via the reverse water gas shift (rWGS) reaction, to form green synthesis gas that can produce these same fuels, chemicals, and polymers – but as zero carbon or carbon negative versions.

Certain innovative companies have seen this coming, developing new and efficient synthetic routes for converting Green Synthesis Gas into important chemical building blocks, with the possibility to completely transform the petrochemical industry from fossil dependency to sustainability using Green Hydrogen and CO2. Excitingly, when the Green Hydrogen is produced using inexpensive electricity and an optimal electrolysis technology, and with a modest price/ton on CO2, these routes become economically advantaged.