The U.S. Department of Energy is now backing continued research of an incredible fuel that has up to three times the energy content of gasoline. More importantly, it could be the only fuel on earth that produces zero emissions when burned.
Until recently, this remarkable fuel was considered too dangerous and expensive to be used commercially. But a new technological breakthrough appears to have made the adoption of this super fuel much more likely.
This up-and-coming energy source harnesses the second-most widely used inorganic chemical in the world, so supply shouldn’t be an issue. But getting your hands on the technology that makes this all possible is no easy task.
Throughout the history of the energy industry, new–more powerful–sources of energy have started off small and then come to dominate the industry for a time.
From coal to petroleum to natural gas and now, renewables. Each new energy source had a scientific problem to overcome before widespread adoption.
Could This Be the Death of Lithium?
For decades, lithium had been thought to be the solution to the clean energy movement. Unfortunately, it has been proven that lithium will not be able to provide enough power for long-range trucks, ocean-going freighters, military vehicles, trains, planes, jets, and more.
So, what has nearly 3X more energy than gasoline? And is a widely used inorganic chemical? Hydrogen. But, until now, the technology didn’t exist to transport it safely and economically.
Edited by Maryssa Gordon, Senior Editor, Price of Business Digital Network