eFuels help to decrease emissions right now.
Current fuel infrastructures and technologies are based on liquid fuels (namely fossil fuels, followed by bioFuels and eventually eFuels). And then there is fuel energy density. We need to talk about it…
Staying in the liquid fuel comfort zone
Fuel is all about density, and density determines the comfort zone.
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Let us talk volume…how big is the tank?
The volumetric energy density of eLNG is over 10 times higher compared to current lithium-ion batteries, over 2.5 times higher compared to liquid hydrogen, almost 60% higher compared to ammonia and still over 10% higher compared to methanol. In other words, if you use the existing infrastructure and follow the goal to achieve carbon-neutrality eLNG is your fuel of choice – it requires very little volume to be carried.
Let us talk mass…how much weight do we need to carry with us?
The mass energy density of eLNG is almost four times higher compared to current lithium-ion batteries, double compared to ammonia, and almost double compared to methanol. Again, if you use the existing infrastructure and follow the goal to achieve carbon-neutrality eLNG is your fuel of choice – it requires little fuel to produce energy, only hydrogen is better.
The production of eLNG is based on eMethane.
eMethane is produced by combining green-hydrogen and CO2.
Electricity from renewable sources from offshore / onshore wind and solar farms is required to split water and produce green-hydrogen in a process called electrolysis.
Methanation is the process of combining green-hydrogen and CO2 into eMethane. The provision of CO2 can vary from fossil sources, biogenic origins or even based on Direct Air Capture (DAC).
Liquefaction is the process of cooling down eMethane to cryogenic temperatures to allow more efficient energy storage and ease of transportation. The product is called eLNG and stored in liquid form on site.
Similar to today’s fossil LNG and bioLNG the carbon-neutral eLNG will use existing infrastructure to serve the marine and heavy-duty transport market – reducing decisively and affordably the dependencies on Diesel – again, all the way to carbon-neutrality.
Similar to today’s fossil LNG and bioLNG the carbon-neutral eLNG will use existing infrastructure to serve the marine and heavy-duty transport market.