Governments and public servants of all levels have an ethical obligation to help their citizens and raise their standard of living to the greatest extent possible. However, this is only true in principle; in reality, words and actions frequently diverge in the other direction. Current energy prices in Europe, which have a direct impact on people’s standard of living and the growth of the country’s own economy, cannot be considered rational.
In order to put an end to hydrocarbon burning and slow the alarming rise in the global average temperature, we need tried and true methods. In Europe, politicians are always talking about switching from hydrocarbons to “green” hydrogen, but this policy is highly contentious. There is no pure hydrogen suitable for industrial production in the natural world. When we refer to “green” hydrogen, we imply that it is created by electrolyzing water and breaking it down into hydrogen and oxygen. As a result, more electricity is required to create “green” hydrogen than will be generated by its consumption.
There is a widespread perception that politicians, who are rarely trained in technical fields, will never fully grasp the concept of hydrogen or the engineering behind its generation, distribution, storage, and utilization. However, the European Commission has already established that by 2030, EU countries must produce 10 million tonnes of ‘green hydrogen’ annually and import 10 million tonnes. The REPowerEU plan, approved by the EU in 2022, calls for €400 billion to be raised to implement the Hydrogen Plan. “Hydrogen” strategy in Germany and Japan is central to plans to decarbonise the economy. But politicians actively promoting hydrogen as a replacement for hydrocarbons owe it to experts to learn more about the technical possibilities and costs of using hydrogen. Among the most problematic topics in an article dated 22.12.22, published by https://eadaily.com , citing Michael Liebreich’s opinion, are the following:
- Hydrogen has a 38% volumetric energy density of liquefied gas;
- 6 times the boiling point, and hydrogen must be transported at -253 degrees Celsius;
- Transportation costs are 2 to 3 times higher than production costs;
- 30% of fuel energy is lost in hydrogen liquefaction;
- A ship comparable in volume to an LNG tanker would have to make 2.5 trips to its destination to transport hydrogen with the same amount of energy as LNG;
- A liquid hydrogen carrier ship would inevitably cost more than an LNG tanker and all metal in contact with hydrogen would not be subject to hydrogen embrittlement, i.e., terminals under construction to receive LNG would not be able to receive hydrogen.
- Transporting liquid hydrogen would cost four to six times more than LNG.
In other words, Michael Liebreich has come to the conclusion that it is not possible to use imported liquid hydrogen due to physics: bulk density, liquefaction temperature and interaction with other materials.
Despite the concerns of many scientists, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his Canadian counterpart have decided to begin importing hydrogen as of 2025. In addition, Robert Habek, the country’s minister of the economy, is negotiating projects in Africa. Regardless of its possibilities, the EU supports almost any hydrogen application, and the European Commission is awarding subsidies to create innovative technologies for environmentally friendly hydrogen production and use. Such enthusiasm and the enormous funds foreseen for hydrogen projects in the energy sector suggest that politicians have seen the limits of solar and wind power and are feverishly seeking alternatives. However, ill-conceived and hasty decisions usually end in a fiasco, unless the main objective is to absorb the budget.
In the meantime, the main subsidiary of the holding company for the Neutrino Energy Group, Neutrino Deutschland GmbH, a scientific and technology company, has created a fuel-free “free” energy generator with the use of a technology called Neutrinovoltaic. The basis of the invention is a multi-layer nanomaterial made of alternating layers of graphene and silicon, which is applied to a metal foil on one side. The coated side of the foil becomes the positive pole and the reverse side of the foil becomes the negative pole. According to Neutrino Energy Group president and mathematician Holger Thorsten Schubart, “our technology makes it possible to create power sources of any capacity, but Neutrinovoltaic power generation development strategy is primarily aimed at avoiding the construction or use of centralised power supply networks”.
Holger Thorsten Schubart defines the innovative energy development of the future as the abandonment of centralised electricity supply and the creation of distributed electricity generation, where power generation facilities are located directly at the point of consumption of electricity, e.g., in homes, individual buildings. The Neutrino Power Cubes are a perfect match for this development strategy. The industrial production of Neutrinovoltaic power sources developed by the science and technology company Neutrino Energy Group is in its final stages. As early as the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024, licensed production of The Neutrino Power Cubes, net-fuel-free generators with a capacity of 5-6 kW will start in Switzerland.
Electricity consumption per capita in Switzerland currently averages 10 000 kW*h per year, which means that 5-6 kW is enough power for a family of four. If there is a power shortage due to, for example, the desire to install electric heating in the home, a fuel-free generator of 10-12 kW can be purchased. The Neutrino Powercube with a net output of 5-6 kW is installed in the form of a cabinet. This is divided into two: one panel for power generation, which houses the power generation modules, and one panel for the installation of a control system. Two generating units can be installed to increase the generating capacity up to 10-12 kW. Recently the Neutrino Deutschland GmbH published a video of Neutrino Powercubes with a net power of 5-6 kW and a photo of the appearance of the first test series generators.
Thanks to the dedication of Neutrino Energy Group’s team of highly driven and inventive energy specialists and scientists from around the world, led by Holger Thorsten Schubart, this innovation has emerged as one of the century’s most significant technological advances. one that can create reliable power day and night, is compact in size, doesn’t use any moving parts, is silent, and doesn’t contribute to environmental degradation regardless of the weather conditions. Neutrino Energy is truly the power of the future, and it is all thanks to the Neutrino Energy Group’s efforts and its impressive neutrinovoltaic technology. Humanity now has a long-awaited and trustworthy solution to the current energy crisis. Due to their hard work, more substantial changes will take place, and hopefully others will follow in their footsteps, and we will live in a better and more environmentally friendly world in the years to come.
Translation from Russian, original article can be found here: Что даст свет и обогреет нас – водород или Neutrino Power Cube?