Hydrogen has the potential to revolutionize transportation and, possibly, our entire energy system.

The simplest and most abundant element in the world, hydrogen can be produced from fossil fuels, biomass and even by electrolyzing water. Producing hydrogen with renewable energy and using it in vehicle fleets holds the promise of nearly pollution-free transportation and independence from imported petroleum. The main interest in hydrogen as an alternative transportation fuel stems from its clean-burning qualities, its potential for domestic production, and the potential for high conversion efficiency in engines.

The energy in 2.2 lb (1 kg) of hydrogen gas is about the same as the energy in 1 gallon of gasoline. Storage technologies under development include high-pressure tanks with gaseous hydrogen compressed at up to 10,000 pounds per square inch, cryogenic liquid hydrogen cooled to -423°F (-253°C) in insulated tanks, and chemical bonding of hydrogen with another material (such as metal hydrides).

The potential market for hydrogen vehicles is enormous, but the opportunities don't stop there. Hydrogen fuel can power stationary applications such as generators and support distributed and grid electricity production. They can also compensate for the intermittency of renewable energy production. For example, wind generators can produce hydrogen when winds are high and electricity demand is low.

The DyneGen Custom Hydrogen Solution

This made-to-order engine is currently under development with pending orders. This engine will be fielded for a number of pilot projects where there is abundant hydrogen being produced. These DyneGen custom Hydrogen engines will be matched to either 250 kW or 500kW generators to produce competitively priced electricity. 

 

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