AASEA has over 4 years of expertise in the design and operation of hydrogen technologies for the energy and transportation markets. Given actual or projected operation curves for a particular project, our team of engineers can optimize the energy storage solution in order to provide the best possible return on investment. AASEA can also carry out the implementation of these technologies, including engineering design, integration of equipment, testing and commissioning, training, and even operating and maintaining the facilities.
Hydrogen is bound to become the central commodity in the upcoming "hydrogen economy" in the global scheme, with its own generation and distribution infrastructure.
Renewable resources of energy such as wind or solar have the disadvantage of generating intermittent electricity over time. They have electricity generation patterns that are controlled by external factors and usually do not synchronize with the grid’s demand. Shut-downs readily occur whenever more electricity is generated than needed, and dispatch-able plants based on fossil fuels are used when the opposite happens.
Hydrogen storage serves as a solution for storing the excess energy for later use. Hydrogen can be generated with water and electricity through electrolysis, and it later can be used to re-generate electricity directly, with the use of fuel cells. Both of these processes do not emit greenhouse gases into the environment, which makes them completely carbon neutral.
Hydrogen-based solutions are better alternatives to batteries and other traditional technologies in large-power and large-scale storage solutions, as well as in some niche markets. Costs of hydrogen-based technologies are expected to drop in the following years.
Hydrogen can also enhance the combustion of biogas and natural gas for electricity generation in standard internal combustion engines. Biogas usually has a variable composition, due to changes in the organic feedstock used for its production.. Combining hydrogen with biogas standardize and stabilize the power output of the fuel mixture. Other benefits include the production of less emissions per unit of energy produced, and higher combustion efficiencies.
Using excess renewable energy to generate hydrogen, store it, and use it to produce electricity when convenient, is a completely clean energy storage process with a wide range of scalability. It also serves as a link between the electricity market and others such as the transportation and industrial markets, which have not been efficiently linked in the past without the use of fossil fuels.