We have identified a three stage process to create this system using advanced 2D materials and proven hydrogen technology, that can be new build or retro fitted to any vessel. We have a possible future partner for testing facilities with our prototypes in a renewable energy cluster. We need to prove the feasibility of the science and build a prototype(s) to prove the concept. We have existing active links into the marine sector and can identify an effective route to market, through another successful marine project for renewable energy.
New advances in materials technology can allow us to electrolyise from seawater, creating an opportunity for localised power generation of hydrogen. Hydrogen ‘on-the-go’. We are looking at less intensive energy use to create hydrogen - a common factor in the non-adoption of hydrogen as a serious fuel.
We are creating an advanced supportive materials approach to how a car could work using the surrounding environment as an energy source. For EV, hybrid or hydrogen powered systems for ‘peak shaving’ or range extension. We make existing structures and fittings into features through technological development of new materials and advanced lightweight structures. We are focusing on using the ambient surrounding conditions to harvest heat and cold to be used efficiently and differently within car structures, not as a gesture of recyclable materials but as a functioning part of the vehicle. We aim to create between 5-10% of additional hydrogen through the system depending on its on-vehicle application and coverage. We also aim to reduce weight by around 1-10% overall due to light weighting and by eliminating current electronics to reduce the carbon footprint by around 30+ tonnes per product life cycle. Ayreco can also provide a level of safety unknown until now, through the use of 'reactive' materials that provide unique strength through shape changing qualities using live hydrogen stored systems.
We can gather rainwater, solar energy, temperature change and identify a way of using this energy to sustain what we are carrying into the last delivery mile. Emissions will now always be regulated and size of delivery vehicle will always vary depending on requirement. For example, the amount a cooling unit uses on an HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) is the equivalent to x200 diesel car emissions. This delivery access is delivery efficient regardless of size - from Deliveroo to the full size trucks that provide supermarket stockup on a daily basis. No one single energy solution is able to entirely solve this energy requirement. Whichever vehicle technology becomes dominant in the next curve of technology adoption, this hydrogen generation system can be used to provide it’s own localised solution to create and using energy in assisting in the localised energy landscape. Our material can be applied to the side of HGV trailors, providing self-generated power when detached from the cab. It can provide ongoing cooling, ongoing additional energy, providing LED light to enhance to the last minute fresh plant or food deliveries. Our unique material can adap to create nergy in almost any conditions.