Invest in hydrogen

The current energy mix is mostly comprised of oil & gas and nuclear, but with a steady shift towards renewables (wind, solar, hydro). As fossil fuel reserves get depleted, renewables will play a much larger role in the energy market.

 

There is, however, a key issue:

Energy needs to be stored in some way, since supply and demand do not always match. See our:

With the current technology, energy can be stored in Lithium-Ion batteries or hydrogen, in its molecular form and its various compounds (ammonia, methane, etc...).

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Batteries:

Strategic resources and supply chain bottlenecks

Li-Ion batteries require key, raw materials (mainly Lithium, Cobalt and Nickel). The worldwide distribution of these materials is uneven, especially for cobalt and lithium.

In 2016:

  • 65% of all cobalt production originated from DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

  • 75% of the world's Lithium came from the "Lithium Triangle": Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia

Countries have a significant interest in avoiding supply chain bottlenecks for their energy mix, and a 100% Li-Ion battery energy storage creates a huge strategic risk.

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Hydrogen:

An opportunity for energetic independence

On the other hand, hydrogen production and storage is not reliant on such materials (although Platinum is used, only trace amounts are needed, thanks to high-end manufacturing techniques).

Instead, the limiting factor for hydrogen production is high-quality manufacturing capabilities, which most developed countries have. This is the reason why Germany, South Korea or Japan are investing so heavily into hydrogen.

The hydrogen market is bound to grow, and at RHizome2, we enable the development of the hydrogen infrastructure with our technology and expertise.

Whether it is for a strategic partnership, or an investment