Ethanol

Ethanol

Ethanol is a renewable fuel that can be produced from synthesis gas (syngas) through a variety of means, either catalytic or biological. U.S. Science & Technology, plans to use a bio-fermentation process to produce ethanol fuel from non-food feedstocks. This process can generate up to 7.7 times as much chemical energy in ethanol as the fossil energy used to produce the fuel and it uses less than 1 gallon of process water for each gallon of ethanol produced.

In addition, the process produces only fuel grade ethanol, not a mixed-alcohol that needs to be separated. This process will allow for ethanol to be cost competitive with gasoline, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the process.

Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant molecule in our planet and universe. It can be found in sources such as natural gas, methanol, biomass, coal, water, and other substances. Hydrogen (H2) can be locally and safely produced in vast quantities for a variety of energy uses such as pollution-free transportation fuel, and heat and electricity to power homes and offices. One potential source for hydrogen is syngas.

Syngas contains large quantities of hydrogen, and since plasma gasification technology produces it from waste (a renewable source) it is considered "green hydrogen," as opposed to "black hydrogen" commonly produced from oil, or carbon rich sources. There are many advantages of using gaseous hydrogen as an alternative fuel: it is easily stored, it can be easily transported, and its energy can be carried over long distances more economically than power lines. Hydrogen can also be used directly in today’s increasingly efficient fuel cells with ultimately no environmental impact.

Hydrogen is a good source of energy for the future, and given environmental and economical considerations, solutions such as these will create the sustainable infrastructure we need for future generations.