Excellence in electrolysis
Hydron Energy manufactures advanced electrochemical membrane modules (stacks) for hydrogen production equipment based on the water electrolysis process.
Hydron’s cutting edge polymer electrolyte membrane technology offers an efficient, reliable and sustainable way to produce ‘green’ hydrogen.
Enabling the paradigm shift
Hydron Energy envisions a future where renewable energy technology has become an integrated part of day to day life and hydrogen plays a pivotal role as a renewable energy carrier. On-site electrolysis processes are identified as one of the key enabling technologies for this future energy system.
One of the biggest challenges that society faces today is to decarbonise the energy system and move away from the reliance on fossil fuels. To this extend society’s electricity needs are increasingly to be covered by wind and solar as primary energy sources. These renewable sources have the disadvantage of not being constantly available. The integration of these intermittent sources into the current energy system requires a new way of storing, distributing and utilizing energy.
Decentralized and distributed electricity production is thought to be a more economic and sustainable way to harvest renewable energy. Temporarily storing this energy however proves to be troublesome.
By converting water and electricity to hydrogen gas (H2) with a process called electrolysis, a clean and multi versatile energy carrier/fuel can be produced. H2 can be stored at a high pressure over a prolonged period of time without any loss of energy, or injected in the existing gas distribution networks. With the aid of e.g. fuel cells H2 can efficiently be converted back to electricity featuring high efficiencies (and zero carbon emission).
Alternatively H2 can be used as a feedstock to produce other valuable energy carriers or chemicals such as synthetic methane (SNG), ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, methanol, formic acid etc.
Hydrogen will play an important future role in a sustainable energy system:
- For worldwide transport and storage of large scale low‐cost renewable energy;
- To supply a green feedstock to the chemical industry;
- To supply a green fuel to the transportation sector;
- To balance the electricity system, seasonally and weekly, from local to national level.