Advent’s Serene fuel cells use hydrogen.
Methanol is the ideal hydrogen carrier, especially for off-grid power, today and tomorrow.
Why: A typical fuel cell converts pure hydrogen and clean air to electricity.
The upside is that you get clean, quiet, energy but this is also the reason you don’t see a fuel cell in every corner of the world today. Pure hydrogen (and even pure air)can be hard to find, especially in the regions of the world where you need them most for backup power.
Methanol on the other hand can be as green as hydrogen (emethanol is green hydrogen) but is liquid and thus an excellent hydrogen carrier. Transporting and storing liquid methanol on-site is extremely cheaper and requires a fraction of the space of transporting and storing the same energy equivalent of hydrogen.
The costs of compressing and transporting hydrogen globally for off-grid and backup power generation applications are challenging.
Advent’s Serene fuel cell: It makes sense today
If the total cost of ownership (TCO) is your main priority or KPI, then methanol is your answer. If green is your priority, then biomethanol is your practical answer today. Unlike the competition, Serene fuel cells are uniquely designed to work reliably with methanol today.
Serene is ready for net-zero tomorrow
Liquid makes sense and methanol — whether blue, bio, or green — is liquid and completely interchangeable in Advent’s Serene fuel cell systems. Invest today, be ready for tomorrow. No modifications needed. Emethanol produced by green hydrogen is an ideal solution because it is liquid and dissolves in water (no environmental disaster risk).
The logistics of transportation are almost the same as for any other liquid fuel. The world already has the infrastructure to deliver green hydrogen as eMethanol globally, because it is a liquid fuel. You can convert a gas station to pump net-zero emethanol tomorrow or biomethanol today at a minimal cost.
The world is far away from deploying green hydrogen, ammonia, or any other liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) fuels in every corner in need of backup power. Even when the world is ready for this, we believe that emethanol is going to be the lowest cost, net-zero equivalent option.