GGI’s pragmatic approach to hydrogen for achieving the 24/7 carbon-free energy goal

Amid the growing climate crisis, many of our national and global business and political leaders are setting up overarching goals of carbon neutrality. The favorable legislations, policies and programs need to be supported with pragmatic technologies, tools and techniques to achieve these goals. A safe, reliable, affordable, resilient and clean energy system is essential to build and grow the new sustainable global green economy.

The biggest challenge to reach carbon neutrality in our power grid is to find safe and cost-effective ways to match renewable energy generation (source-side) with utilization (demand-side). Battery storage systems provide some flexibility and are limited to short durations. The ability to store a very high amount of affordable clean energy over a longer duration is essential to fill seasonal variations, weather dependency and address the prevalence of renewable energy generators’ lower capacity factors. Developing and integrating renewable or clean hydrogen and fuel cell systems into the grid system will overcome this challenge. This new clean energy system along other storage systems enables long-duration storage and assures renewable energy dominated grids’ reliability and affordability.

The transportation energy must shift towards renewables to achieve the decarbonization goals. Decarbonization of the transportation is possible by electrification, and carbon-free electrification is meaningfully achievable with renewable hydrogen and fuel cell systems alongside batteries.

Inserting hydrogen into the existing natural gas pipeline network is a potential means of reducing carbon from commercial, industrial and residential natural gas utilizations. A relatively low concentration (about 5%–15% hydrogen by volume) blend appears to be viable approach of storing and delivering renewable energy without significantly increasing risks associated with utilization of the gas blend in end-use devices (such as household appliances), overall public safety, or the longevity and integrity of the existing natural gas pipeline network. Even a low concentration of hydrogen blend can have a huge positive impact on overall GHG emissions reduction from the natural gas system. However, more work is underway to assess the appropriate blend ratios and these risk avoidance and mitigation measures on a case-by-case basis.

A new California Executive Order, EO N-79-20 mandates 100 percent of the in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks to be zero-emission by 2035. It shall be a further goal of the State that 100 percent of medium and heavy-duty vehicles in the State to be zero-emission by 2045 for all operations where feasible and by 2035 for drayage trucks. It shall be further a goal of the State to transition to 100 percent zero-emission off-road vehicles and equipment by 2035 where feasible.

California Air Resources Board (CARB) advanced clean truck (ACT) regulation in late June 2020 mandates that all commercial trucks and vans must be zero-emission by 2045, with several milestones along the way. 15 other States that signed an agreement to follow California include, Washington DC, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. In addition, CARB innovative clean transportation (ICT) regulation in December 2018 mandates that all public transit agencies to gradually transition to a 100 percent zero‑emission bus (ZEB) fleet. Beginning in 2029, 100% of new purchases by transit agencies must be ZEBs, with a goal for full transition by 2040.

In comparison with Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) charging, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (HFCEVs) refueling is faster and provides a driving range similar to contemporary gasoline and diesel vehicles. In addition, hydrogen fueling stations can fill up HFCEVs during electrical power outages due to extreme weather events. Hydrogen produced from water using renewable and/or clean energy is stored for use at a different time and place using existing transportation infrastructures. Moreover, it is cost effective for large scale and heavy-duty air, land and marine fleets.

We are in the forefront of bringing innovative solutions to overcome these key challenges. Harnessing the new and emerging technologies in the hydrogen production and renewable energy domains, we envision a green hydrogen ecosystem that will be transformative to the decarbonization revolution. In this green hydrogen ecosystem, renewable and clean energy is converted to clean and renewable hydrogen through electrolysis, stored in bulk, transported and distributed to the end users on-demand using our patented system. Solar and wind power Levelized Costs of Electricity (LCOEs) have dropped to the coal power LCOE parity over the past decade. We envision the similar cost reduction of renewable hydrogen fuel reaching gasoline and diesel parity by 2025 due the rapid technological advancement and widespread adoption.

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Our patent pending robotic intelligent hydrogen storage and delivery system (RiHyDS™) enables storing, transporting and delivering renewable or clean hydrogen to vehicle fueling stations and other electricity supplying (e.g., microgrid) or consuming facilities (e.g., buildings)to provide carbon-free energy according to the demands. This system enhances safety by minimizing human error, reducing operating cycles and continuously monitoring the system conditions for spatial, temporal and contextual awareness. It minimizes hydrogen boil-off system loss. It supports the growth and scale for hydrogen that is needed to meet the carbon-free energy goals by digitalization and automation of the transportation, delivery and dispensing processes targeting e-Mobility, Stationary Power/Storage and Natural Gas blending use cases.

Transit agencies, electric and gas utilities, energy companies, independent power producers, microgrid owners, hydrogen fueling station owners and operators, government and commercial fleet owners and operators, ride-hailing companies and airlines are the direct beneficiaries of our holistic renewable hydrogen program.

We are offering a renewable and clean hydrogen fuel capacity reservation program. Under this program, we are accepting pre-order reservations of your forecasted hydrogen demand for a nominal $1,000.00 (One Thousand US Dollar) refundable deposit. If you need assistance with your forecasted hydrogen demand determination, identifying fueling locations or cost-benefit analysis, one of our team of experts will be in touch with you. This pre-order reservation provides mutual confidence of market demand and fuel availability over the next 10-20 years to build new renewable hydrogen production facilities, transportation and distribution infrastructure for transportation fueling and electrical power usages.

Please reserve your green hydrogen online here!

Please join our hydrogen reservation program using the above link and we will add your planned hydrogen fleet or facility information to our Hydrogen StoryMap. This map will highlight your commitment and leadership to the new green economy.

Our targeted Carbon Intensity (CI) score is 10 gCO2e/MJ, Carbon Credit Price of $100 to $200/m-ton, Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits of $2.00/kg to $4.00/kg and hydrogen price is $6/kg. Deliveries start in 2024. We will keep you updated as these parameters are refined.