green hydrogen

There is a reason that hydrogen is dubbed “the future of energy”. It is no secret that unlocking the potential of hydrogen as a fuel source is one of the main targets needed to achieve a carbon-reduced economy. Green hydrogen (H2) is produced via electrolysis, utilizing renewable electricity (wind, solar, etc.) and water.

The concept of green hydrogen is creating exciting opportunities for the world of energy:

  • Hydrogen will assist with tackling critical energy challenges by helping to decarbonize the metal, chemical and long-haul transportation industries.
  • Hydrogen can help renewable energy have a greater impact by acting as a storage vehicle, providing long term options for utilizing low cost renewable energy at a later date.
  • Hydrogen is a versatile fuel that can easily be transported over long distances, making it applicable and available to multiple industries. A few examples of hydrogen applications are: powering fuel cell vehicles (FCEV’s), fueling natural gas turbines, heat generation  and many more.
 

Green ammonia

Green ammonia production is another significant opportunity to unlock global opportunities for renewable energy projects. Green ammonia (NH3) is created with an additional step after hydrogen is isolated via the electrolysis process mentioned above. Nitrogen particles from the air around us are separated,  then combined with the green hydrogen molecules to form the ammonia compound.

Ammonia is a more efficient transport vector for the hydrogen molecule, thus unlocking more opportunities on the world market for green hydrogen. Ammonia can be ‘cracked’ back into hydrogen and nitrogen molecules upon arrival at the final destination. The nitrogen can be stored and used for other applications or safely returned to the air.  If the ammonia compound is desired, it can be used for other practical applications including:

  • Long duration energy storage for renewable electricity
  • Transportation fuel for marine shipping and large-scale trucking industries
  • Green feed stock to fertilizer production for the agricultural industry.

Today electric vehicles typically utilize lithium-ion batteries; however, in the coming decades, green hydrogen and ammonia will provide unique and renewable opportunities to continue enhancing transportation and storage.

The Green Cat team has experience with the development of green hydrogen and green ammonia projects. We currently offer the following services to our clients: feasibility assessments, project permitting, interconnection and grid consultation and applications, electrical design, transportation consultation, integration and project management support. We would be glad to speak to your team if we can support your projects throughout the development life cycle.

Please contact GCR  to learn how we can assist with a professional and independent review of your projects.