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Green Hydrogen System Development: Construction, Use,  Maintenance and Research
for Lunar and Local Community Applications

Projects

Green Hydrogen research and use is rapidly increasing in the developed world and is a lower-cost, cleaner form of energy that is already in use and profited from by major international conglomerates. Once again, the developing economies are left behind. It is rapidly becoming the preferred source of renewable energy for lunar and planetary settlements. The science and application on Green Hydrogen urgently needs to be used in those developing countries for a host of reasons and it needs to be done now.

The Green Hydrogen System Development Project aims to create exactly this. In schools, universities and the private sector, a hands-on series of workshops, supported research and interdisciplinary strategies will be piloted in Nigeria and once successful and refined, be brought to more developing economies, the scale of which is dependent on the funding received.

The goal of the project is to have a team of eight (chemists, physicists and bioengineers and educators from the local universities) to do the following; train students to construct, use and thoroughly understand Green Hydrogen systems and their applications, storage, transport and commercial viability and create their own proprietary systems so as to create their own company within one year of activity. A marketing and sales expert will join the team to assist in the commercial promotion of the newly created organization. The shared focus will be for lunar and planetary renewable energy functions and storage as well as offering Green Hydrogen to private companies and the general public. 

Introduction

The Space Platform team, The Renewable Energy Institute and Arbor Scientific will bring to the team trainings, hands-on Green Hydrogen kits and research techniques so as to prepare them to visit 25 learning institutions (upper secondary schools and universities). Also, they will begin their research into creating, developing, innovating and commercializing Green Hydrogen system models for lunar settlements and local community uses. Please note: the lunar models will be miniature prototypes, diagrams and engineering design models. The power source for the kits and constructions to function will be from perovskite solar panels, a high functioning, low cost and innovative modern material that is equally efficient and durable for both lunar and community activities.

It is important to note the need for Green Hydrogen in our world and beyond.

Hydrogen is abundant and its supply is virtually limitless. It can be used where it is produced or transported elsewhere. Unlike batteries that are unable to store large quantities of electricity for extended periods of time, hydrogen can be produced from excess renewable energy and stored in large amounts for a long time. Pound for pound, hydrogen contains almost three times as much energy as fossil fuels, so less of it is needed to do any work. And a particular advantage of green hydrogen is that it can be produced wherever there is water and electricity to generate more electricity or heat. 

 

Hydrogen has many uses. Green hydrogen can be used in industry and can be stored in existing gas pipelines to power household appliances. It can transport renewable energy when converted into a carrier such as ammonia, a zero-carbon fuel for shipping, for example. Hydrogen can also be used with fuel cells to power anything that uses electricity, such as electric vehicles and electronic devices. And unlike batteries, hydrogen fuel cells don’t need to be recharged and won’t run down, so long as they have hydrogen fuel.

 

Green hydrogen can help decarbonize sectors such as shipping and transportation, where it can be used as a fuel, as well as in manufacturing industries such as steel and chemicals, where it can constitute an important raw material as well as a fuel. It could replace fossil fuels in power generation and be used to store renewable energy. Further, green hydrogen could be used in gas turbines, along with ammonia, to manage fluctuations in the demand and supply of power.

A recent, high level analysis found that for settlement sites over nearly half the Martian surface, for example, solar is comparable to or better than nuclear if we take into account the weight of the solar panels and their efficiency as long as some daytime energy is used to produce hydrogen gas for use in fuel cells to power the colony at night or during sandstorms“Photovoltaic energy generation coupled to certain energy storage configurations in molecular hydrogen outperforms nuclear fusion reactors over 50% of the planet’s surface, mainly within those regions around the equatorial band, which is in fairly sharp contrast to what has been proposed over and over again in the literature, which is that it will be nuclear power,” said UC Berkeley bioengineering doctoral student Aaron Berliner, one of two first authors of the paper.

The Project

Phase One

Acquire Funding

Assemble Team in Nigeria, headquartered in Enugu

Finalize program with The Renewable Energy Institute and Arbor Scientific

Order and receive equipment and materials (Green Hydrogen kits, documentation, etc.)

Purchase Four computers and appropriate software

Create calendar for learning institution visits

Organize four team meetings (in-person and virtual)

Create lecture content for learning institutions

Final preparation

Phase Two

Begin workshop series in learning institutions (25 over 7 months)

Analyse Building, and improving Green Hydrogen kits for sale

Chemical and Bioengineering research for creating, storing and transferring GH

Create first model prototype for Lunar GH

 

Phase Three

Adjust and refine workshop content, procedure and levels

Build prototype GH kit for learning institutions and the public for sale

Continue research; focussing on Lunar installation prototype

Refine Lunar GH prototype

Add marketing and sales team member

create website for GH company

 

Phase Four

Acquire materials for GH kits; home, office, public buildings

Test Lunar GH prototype

Contact large Space and commercial organizations communicating results and making contacts for future collaboration

Contact and communicate results to regional and national governments

Final report created and submitted to Space Platform team

Spin-off project into independent company

Total Project Cost $105,000USD