H2 is generally considered as the energy carrier for a carbon free society. Easily produced through the electrolysis of water and a carbon free conversion proces to electrical power.
But despite of several decades of research for adequate H2 storage and transportation solutions , no adequate infrastructure has been created for an H2 society.
This is why EMMET Energy is focussing on another energy carrier that is able to convert electrical energy into molecules and vice versa: CH4.
- CH4 has a much higher energy density than H2;
- CH4 is a much bigger and more stable molecule;
- There is an extensive infrastructure for CH4 (natural gas) in place. So no new infrastructure investments are needed.