Safe Hydrogen's markets consist of current users of merchant hydrogen as well as the emerging market of mobile, transportable and off-grid (stand alone) applications served by fuel cell generated electric power.
Renewable power generation is facing two big problems. First is that regions where the
wind blows most powerfully and the sun shines most consistently
are not served by power lines. Second is that the wind does not
blow or the sun shine when the consumers most need the power. A
prime example is the news in July 2009 that T. Boone Pickens has
scaled back his plans for wind farms because he was unable to run
power lines to the prime wind location. Slurry can solve these problems.
Electricity can split water through electrolysis into hydrogen and
oxygen. Hydrogen can be stored in a slurry and transported to where
it is to be used. The slurry is heated to release the hydrogen which
can fuel gas turbines which drive generators. The discharged slurry is then returned to be recharged at the renewable energy farms.
Safe Hydrogen technologies offer a lower cost and vastly safer alternative to transporting hydrogen in liquid or compressed form via dewar or tube truck.
The fuel cell driven applications include backup power stations, battery replacement, portable power generation, electric vehicles, and marine power stations. The company's patented and unique hydrogen generation and storage system, using either chemical or rechargeable slurries, is capable of meeting fuel cell needs for kilowatt to megawatt applications.
- Kilowatt applications include electric power for remote and marine applications and standby or backup power for industrial, commercial, and residential applications.
- Megawatt applications include electric power for commercial ships and for backup power generation at commercial and industrial sites.
- Gigawatt applications include large scale power generation requiring carbon neutral and CO2 free, fuel. Slurries enable cost effective transportation of appropriately generated hydrogen to these facilities.
The fuel cell industry has been marked by a longer than expected
development stage, but certain fuel cell designs are very close
to commercialization. While significant fuel cell penetration of
the automobile market is likely to take another 3 to 6 years, backup
power and power generation for remote locations currently use fuel
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