Reducing the cost of transportation
Creating blue hydrogen was only half of the solution. The next problem we had to overcome was how to affordably store and deliver this revolutionary fuel to where it was needed.
Hydrogen is a very light molecule. It can be liquified, but that requires keeping it at a temperature of -254°C, which makes it very difficult and expensive to transport – particularly over long distances. The solution lay in converting the hydrogen into a chemical compound which is already widely traded around the world: ammonia.
Compared to hydrogen, liquified ammonia is far more convenient, practical and cost-effective to transport, in terms of both the required temperature and pressure conditions.
Once the blue ammonia reaches its destination, it can be converted back into blue hydrogen, or used directly as a fuel for gas turbines for cleaner power generation