ON IMPLEMENTING ENERGY TRANSITION

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HYDROGEN + COMPOSITE + DIGITIZATION + DIGITALIZATION + DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION + QUANTUM COMPUTING

Image by Johannes Plenio
Image by Johannes Plenio

"Energy Transition may not have a silver bullet, for instance in transport decarbonization but Hydrogen will be part of the solution"  

"Combining advanced materials with digital technologies to increase hydrogen systems efficiency is essential and necessary for faster energy transition toward zero emission in Mobility and Consumer  applications"

"GREEN HYDROGEN IS IT NOT JUST PIPES, VALVES AND CABLES OR  MASSIVE MEGAWATTS INSTALLATIONS. HUGE INNOVATION IS NEEDED 

Highlights

 

  • Hydrogen is becoming the flagship of the green energy transition.

  • Worldwide policies and directives are focused on supporting carbon-neutral society based on hydrogen.

  • Progress of hydrogen usage will be evident with the expansion of hydrogen infrastructure.

  • Social acceptance of hydrogen technology is steadily increasing.

  • The hydrogen economy is expected to grow by carrying out current energy strategies.

 

The energy transition is not something that awaits us in the next decade. On the contrary, it is a process in which we are already deeply enrolled.

The main step towards the creation of a carbon-neutral society is the implementation of renewable energy sources (RES) as replacements for fossil fuels.

Given the intermittency of RES, energy storage has an essential role to play in this transition. Hydrogen technology with its many advances was recognized to be the most promising choice.

As multiple hydrogen applications were researched recently, the current development of its technology is not yet on the large-scale implementation level. With the increasing number of studies and initiated projects, the utilization of hydrogen's immense ecological potential is to be expected in the next few decades. New innovative solutions of hydrogen technology that includes hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and usage, are permeating all industry sectors.

In a rapidly changing world, technological advances bring forth public discussions, which are a deciding factor whether society will be able to adapt and accept those new contributions or reject them. Currently, hydrogen is the best associated with fuel cell electric vehicles which emit only water vapor and warm air, producing no harmful tailpipe emissions. As various scientists are stressing the gravity of climate change effects that are reaching the physical environment, ecosystems, and humanity in general, concern for the future is becoming the main global topic. Consequently, governments are implementing new sustainable policies that promote RES as a substitute for fossil fuels. Increasing progress in hydrogen technology instigated nations worldwide to incorporate hydrogen in their energy legislations and national development plans, which resulted in numerous national hydrogen strategies.

The progress of hydrogen is taking its place as a key factor of the future green energy society. We help on applying innovative technologies for developments of hydrogen technologies. But we also focus on evaluating their social, industrial, and environmental standing, as well as the stage of transitioning economies of both advanced and beginner countries.

Beside materials and manufacturing technologies, Digital Transformation is a crucial ingredient in the energy transition, allowing the integration of increasingly renewable energies throughout the electrical system and among them in microgrids, increasing network reliability and helping to better manage energy demand. Thus, AI, Blockchain, Cloud, IoT and the mix of Digitalization technologies will play a fundamental role in the energy transition, and we are here to help to link Hydrogen + Smart Manufacturing + Smart Energy Systems toward efficient and cost-effective solutions.

Combination of INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING + DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION + DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS QUANTUM COMPUTING are essential to get the necessary evolution of hydrogen technologies toward efficient use of this energy vector

ELEMENTS OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Materials and Processes: Through our offer we can help you with the implementation of new materials and processes, for Fuell Cell/Electrolyser systems, Pipes and Valves systems, Storage systems for Hydrogen Vector, as well as for blades in Wind Energy or electronics in general. We can propose your solutions for use of composite materials in all those systems, both thermoset and far more innovative thermoplastics. We have ideas for the combination of composite with more advanced materials such as Graphene to increase system efficiencies in Hydrogen production, as well as storage technologies based on conformable concepts to increase storage efficiency. 

Only combining new materials and manufacturing processes Fuel cells / Electrolysis will be able to increase its efficiency from its current 50% to a higher electrical efficient. As well combination of electrical applications with heat applications will allow to increase the overall efficiency. New materials will allow to increase the blade size so the swept area of a Windmill for electricity generation, and so on...

It is important to define ideas and finding a pilot case to deploy and advance step by step, but no stop is allowed in the Energy Transition!

Energy Management Systems: An energy management system (EMS) supports the reliable functionality of a microgrid, like the thousend that will be generated when new energy vectors are generalized. It allows the maximization of the penetration of renewable energy, and optimizes the cost and economic efficiency in the associated electricity market or in an isolated mobility grid. To achieve such technoeconomic and environmental objectives, EMSs have to solve dispatch optimization problems for the available production and storage capacity, given market or mobility consumption data, real-time state, and operational constraints of the microgrid, production, and consumption forecasting information.

EMS is not today only matter of hardware and standard control techniques, more than ever the digitization and the association of the hardware loops with machine learning algorithms, both supervised and unsupervised, as well as Reinforcement Learning and the application of Deep Learning and other Neural Networks architectures will allo gradually to increase the complexity and the efficiency of EMS for any of the Renewable Energy Vectors.

The great EMS in the Energy Transition will only be possible with the help of Artificial Intelligence and there is a huge window to look at... and we can help you !

Digital Transformation:  It offers an opportunity to leverage data, that in many cases are  already available to get sustainable energy where it needs to be. Thus, the growing wealth of information generated on energy consumption and production patterns can be used to better plan energy sector transformation, both on a macro and micro level.

As renewable energy generation and decentralized generation have increased over the years, they have placed increased strain on aging energy grids, originally built for centralized power generation and large-scale power plants. By harvesting and interpreting the data that are generated along the entire energy value chain, from generation to distribution, digital technologies can help to streamline the global transition to sustainable energy and meet some of these pressing challenges.

Digital monitoring and analysis also enable better predictive forecasting of renewable energy production, allowing for optimization of energy production. These digital systems can empower decentralized power production by facilitating the creation of smart micro-grids for communities that lack access, incentivizing small scale energy producers to invest in small scale renewable energy generation technologies, like rooftop solar panels, small wind aerogenerator, fuel cells, etc.

The huge and wide panel of technologies throught out IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, such as: Smart Contracts/Blockchain, Machine Learning, Automation, AI, IoT, Quantum Computer and combination of them will empower and speed up the energy transition. We can work toghetgher to help you on best technilogical approaches !

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