Hydrogen, the universe's most abundant element, holds the promise of revolutionizing our energy landscape. Its potential applications span the spectrum, from fueling vehicles and powering transportation modes like cars, trains, trucks, and ships to generating electricity and driving industrial processes.
Hydrogen gas production in general:
The current dominant method of hydrogen production involves extracting it from natural gas, but this approach comes with a significant carbon footprint, emitting around 10 tonnes of CO2 for every tonne of hydrogen produced. It's clear that we need a more sustainable alternative, and that's where renewable hydrogen steps in.
Renewable hydrogen is a game-changer. It's produced through a process called electrolysis, which uses electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The key distinction is that this process relies on electricity generated from renewable sources, making it carbon-neutral. The hydrogen can be used across various industries, while the oxygen produced serves as a valuable by-product or can be repurposed elsewhere.
The electrolysis process operates in an electrolyser, essentially functioning in reverse of a fuel cell. Rather than utilising the energy of a hydrogen molecule, it creates hydrogen from water molecules, making it an eco-friendly solution.
However with the patented Lorentz process we enable an even less energy consuming method of hydrogen production through a catalytic effect.
Standard Electrolysis require approximately 39.4 kWh to produce one kg hydrogen gas and generates 5.5kg of carbon dioxide.
The LORENTZ process require less than 5 kWh / kg hydrogen gas produced and generates 0 kg CO2.
Furthermore, the energy needed for the Lorentz process is all generated from the greatest source, the sun, which makes this method unique. To read more about the LORENTZ method click below