CKI’s Initiative on Clean Energy
Green Island International
(BVI) Limited (“Green Island”) has plans to develop clean energy
technology in Asia. One of the technologies investigated was the
use of hydrogen as an environmentally friendly alternative to
When renewable energy
sources are used, hydrogen is the cleanest fuel available and
could be produced from water by electrolysis technology.
Compared to fossil fuels, hydrogen is carbon free. When hydrogen
fuel is used in an internal combustion engine, the exhaust
is nothing more than water vapour and is an excellent way of
reducing kerb side emissions. However to be advantageous on a
global scale, hydrogen energy needs to be produced from a
renewable source of electricity.
Safety features of Hydrogen Fuel
Hydrogen is 14.5 times
lighter than air and is the most common element in the universe.
It exists in nature only as part of a compound bonded to other
elements. It is found in water and a host of other substances
and can be extracted by unlocking the chemical bonds in the
molecules which form these substances.
Hydrogen is the lightest
and most buoyant element, so if it is released into an open
space, it quickly disperses, dramatically reducing the chance of
ignition when compared to other common fuels. Hydrogen is an
excellent fuel for several other reasons – it is non-toxic,
non-corrosive, and non-carcinogenic – it produces only water
vapour when consumed as fuel; therefore it does not have any
adverse effects on the environment if produced from renewable
source of electricity.
It is important to remember
that all fuels must be treated with respect. Hydrogen is no
different. All fuels have safety systems built into their
production, distribution and use. Hydrogen, used as a fuel, has
been virtually incident free largely due to the combination of
its natural properties with the advancement in technologies,
storage, and management, and it is concluded by many to be safer
than other fossil fuels.
For enquiry, please contact
Mr. Michael Wong.