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OVERVIEW

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES WITH THE
HYDROGEN ECONOMY 1.0

Our Si+ is capable of generating ultrapure hydrogen through the reaction: 

Si + 2HO      SiO₂ + 2H₂

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Ultrapure H₂ is not achievable from conventional methods of coal and natural gas reforming. 

 

We believe our Si+ is the most economically promising solution for powering the Hydrogen Economy 2.0.

The lack of practical solutions in Hydrogen storage and transportation
inevitably led to the pitfall of Hydrogen Economy 1.0, despite significant advancements in Hydrogen production and energy release.

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STEPPING INTO THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY 2.0

1

Storage, transportation and safety

There are currently four common methods to store and transport hydrogen, but each has drawbacks:

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2

Hydrogen capacity

Within the current materials that can react to released Hydrogen, none can meet
the Department Of Energy’s optimal targets regarding:

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Percentage of hydrogen that can be released (per material weight %); and

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Operating temperature used in the reaction.

 

OUR SOLUTION

Solution to problem

1

Storage, transportation and safety

Insides of a lithium-ion battery

Solid state

The world’s first liquid hydrogen ship built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries can only carry 88.5 tonnes of liquid hydrogen, shipping Hydrogen from Australia to Japan. 

High weight density (140kg/㎥)

Our Si+, which is in solid form and packed in containers (carrying 10,000 20" equivalent containers), can ship up to ~30,000 tonnes of hydrogen per average sized cargo ship.

Solution to problem

2

Hydrogen capacity

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Si+ can generate large amounts of hydrogen on demand – up to 14 wt% hydrogen at moderate temperatures, i.e., 0 – 80°C, with volumetric energy density at 140 kg/m³.

JUST ADD WATER…

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ACCERLERATING THE US DOE ROADMAP

By 2050, the United States could see a two-to-four fold increases

in hydrogen demand across the nation.

US DOE ROADMAP OF H₂ ECONOMY 2.0 

NEAR-TERM

LONGER-TERM

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US DOE Hydrogen Prog. Plan, 2020 

Si+ ACCELERATES DOE'S TARGETS FOR THE 
HYDROGEN ECONOMY 2.0

NEAR-TERM

LONGER-TERM

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