Solving Tomorrow’s Challenges Today
We’re acting today to solve one of the biggest challenges of the clean and decarbonized energy system of tomorrow – hydrogen storage.
We are tackling climate change by solving the greatest challenge facing the hydrogen economy: safe and efficient hydrogen storage.
Irreversible climate change is caused by the emissions of carbon dioxide (Co2) and other Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). The energy sector alone is estimated to be responsible for nearly 73% of all carbon emissions.
In 2021, the share of renewables in global electricity generation reached 29% (IEA). Unfortunately, only 25-30% of the total global energy consumption comes from electricity (IEA). The rest is vastly fossil based, like heavy industry and heavy-duty transportation – very difficult to decarbonize. We enable renewable energy to decarbonize the energy system.
Renewables are weather dependant and therefore volatile. This inherent volatility can destabilize the electricity grid, but also easily leads to surplus generation, that goes to waste. Converting the electricity to hydrogen is an effective way of solving this problem. Safe and cost-effective hydrogen storage solutions will only be the more critical, as the penetration of renewables deepens further.
Hydrogen has the lightest energy density while being lighter than any other material known to humankind. Storing hydrogen is extremely challenging and often involves either compression or liquefying it by cooling it down. Both technologies are expensive and inefficient. This storage challenge ultimately undermines the hydrogen economy and the energy transition at large.
We are tackling climate change by facilitating the market adoption of clean hydrogen energy.
To Help Reduce Emissions of CO2 to tackle Climate Disruption
By solving the challenges of hydrogen storage, we’ll enable the hydrogen economy to accelerate at the expense of a fossil-based energy system, while reducing global carbon emissions tremendously.
Every individual on a domestic flight generates 255 grams of carbon dioxide for each kilometer traveled. In a medium sized car running on petrol, each person generates 192 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer traveled. The potential to decarbonize our fossil-based economy is simply enormous.
To Help Mitigate Severe Implications of Climate Change
The implications of rising mean temperatures are severe and threaten the lives and livelihood of billions of people worldwide. Sea levels have risen by 15 cm (6 inches) since the beginning of the 20th century. In 2020, an estimated 30 million people were displaced by extreme weather events, such as floods, storms, and wildfires. Biodiversity is also at risk. With a 4.5°C global temperature rise, up to 80% of mammals and 86% of birds are at risk of local extinction in the Miombo woodlands, Southern Africa.
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the oceans have absorbed about 30% of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, resulting in a 26% increase in ocean acidity.
As all these implications of climate change manifest themselves, they can cause significant economic disruption as well as social and political instability, famine and immigration.
We are committed to the decarbonization of our planet by enabling the hydrogen economy. We are doing this by developing hydrogen storage solutions designed with atomic precision.
Fighting to stay below to 1.5°C temperature rise
Carbon dioxide emissions are accelerating global warming at an alarming rate. With significant reductions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), global annual average temperature rise could be limited to 1.5°C or less. However, without major reductions in these emissions, the increase in annual average global temperatures, relative to pre-industrial times, could reach 5°C or more by the end of this century. The implications would be catastrophic.
Enabling the Hydrogen Economy with Atomic Precision
H2MOF offers a solid-state hydrogen storage technology, designed with atomic precision, to help industrial partners store and transport hydrogen more efficiently and more safely, thereby leading the hydrogen economy into a new era.
By solving the challenge of hydrogen storage, H2MOF enables a truly decarbonized and sustainable energy system.
Making Hydrogen Dreams Come True
Learn more about the latest developments and advancements in the field of solid-state hydrogen storage.