What is the biggest energy challenges facing humanity?
The unsolved problem of energy storage has imposed itself to become the vital “fourth" pillar of the energy transition, alongside Generation, Transmission and Distribution. The key point is that without Permanent, High-density, Efficient, Energy Storage (PHEES), zero-emission may never be reached - i.e., humanity's efforts towards zero-emission will be gone in vain!
Renewables without PHEES cannot and will not be the answer!
No PHEES means no energy transition to zero-emission
The Potential Ahead For Thrunnel Technology
The globally patented Thrunnel zero-emission energy storage system will do for the energy supply chain what refrigeration did to our food supply chain!
Electricity is meant to be used or lost! Batteries can store electricity – but only temporarily and with ~70% conversion loss! Thrunnel converts electricity to liquid methanol with theoretical efficiency of 86%. You can think of Thrunnel methanol as liquid electricity!
It stores the otherwise non-storable or hard-to-store energy carriers (namely, natural methane, biomethane and electricity) into hydrogen-rich liquids (namely, methanol and ethanol). You can think of Thrunnel methanol as chemically liquefied hydrogen.
Thrunnel introduces its methanol, produced at a fraction of the current cost, as the new hydrogen! Methanol (at ambient conditions) has more hydrogen than liquid hydrogen (at -253 °C) on a weight-per- volume basis (99g/L vs 71g/L). If methanol has more hydrogen than hydrogen itself, on a weight-per- volume basis, then think of methanol as the new hydrogen, which is the most energy intensive element in the whole universe.
Thrunnel technology would allow cars to be easily fueled by methanol or ethanol at existing infrastructure, but run on hydrogen produced on-site/ on-demand. That will put the otherwise out-of-reach hydrogen economy into action!
ThrunnelTM is a new term to describe electrons that thrust and tunnel around energy barriers. Those were harnessed in Thrunnel’s invention to provide superior catalytic capacity that outperforms even natural counterparts for catalytic power. Therefore, this invention holds the promise to reset the whole chemical/energy/petrochemical industry, where gases can be converted to fuel and value-added liquids, in a single step, under ambient conditions and at unprecedented efficiency. ThrunnelTM project will be published soon, after additional testing of the working design based on Thrunnel revolutionary technology, currently under pending patent certification. All sort of time-intensive verifications are being performed to make sure that our invention will live up to the industry’s century-old dream. The challenge is high but it is well matched by our world-class scientific expertise in partnerships with well-established academic institutions.
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