Director of Research
CEO DDH Partners
The Potential Of H2
Hydrogen offers a versatile, clean and flexible energy vector that enables to convert and store energy as a renewable gas. With good energy density by weight (nearly 3 times more than gasoline), hydrogen provides a unique way to decarbonize segments in power, transport, buildings and industry, which would otherwise be difficult to do.
Hydrogen is essential for Europe to achieve the decarbonization objective since, when combined with a fuel cell, it can generate electrical power emitting only water as byproduct. Therefore, the use of hydrogen as alternative fuel will reduce CO2 emissions in many sectors (up to 34% of global CO2 emissions could be abated using hydrogen - Bloomberg NEF 28.5.2020)
The big challenge that currently hinders the deployment of hydrogen as a real solution for carbon-free mobility is how to transport and storage it in a safe and economic way.
Even under high pressure, the most usual way of transporting the element, hydrogen has a low density, which increases costs and greenhouse gas emissions related to its transportation.
The ideal solution for mass delivery has to:
1) be a liquid, to take advantage of the existing fossil liquid fuels infrastructures.
2) be non-dangerous and stable to be easily and safely handled.
3) contain high hydrogen density.
4) be cost competitive.
Our Solution: HydroSil
HySiLabs has developed and patented a disruptive hydrogen carrier called HydroSil, a liquid silicon hydride derivative, which is stable, non-toxic, non-explosive, non-dangerous and has a long storage life. HydroSil enables to release hydrogen at the consumption site, on-demand and without requiring any external energy input.
HydroSil allows the use of the same logistic infrastructure as existing fossil fuel, thus revolutionizing the hydrogen delivery market. HydroSil’s high hydrogen content enables to transport 7 times more hydrogen in a single truck than with high-pressure H2 gas, very much reducing the operational costs for transport and the related emissions.