The Concept of Regeneration in the BIOTECHWORKS-H2® Project
The concepts of hydrogen energy and regeneration are pivotal when it comes to utilizing hydrogen as an energy source. Hydrogen energy typically involves the conversion of hydrogen into electricity, heat, or mechanical power using fuel cells or turbines, ultimately resulting in the generation of carbon-neutral energy. Regeneration, on the other hand, refers to the re-production of hydrogen, which entails the process of electrolyzing the water produced during hydrogen utilization back into hydrogen. In this manner, hydrogen becomes a part of a circular energy system (regeneration energy).
Hydrogen possesses immense potential as it can be produced from a variety of sources, contributing to stable and diversified energy supply. Additionally, hydrogen can be utilized as a carbon-free energy source when combined with renewable energy or carbon capture and utilization technologies. Moreover, hydrogen can be converted not only into electricity but also into other chemicals like ammonia and methanol, offering a wide range of applications. Its ability to be stored and transported makes it suitable for long-term energy storage and international energy trade.
In these plans, BIOTECHWORKS-H2® Project aims to achieve carbon-neutral energy trade by utilizing low-cost renewable resources and establishing an international hydrogen supply chain.