Handling, Transport & Storage
Handling, Transport & Storage.
Compared to other fuel cell technologies, e.g. polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEMFC), which require pure hydrogen as an energy carrier, the simple logistics and handling of liquid methanol as well as the higher energy density compared to gaseous hydrogen is a significant advantage for permanent, independent operation.
Vorteile im Überblick
Lower procurement and logistics costs
No infrastructure measures necessary
Fast and secure availability
Methanol produced in a C02-neutral manner is thus a real alternative to green hydrogen in compressed gas cylinders. Energy density in comparison:
|Energy source||Energy density in MJ per liter|
|Hydrogen (gas) @ 700 bar||4,7 (ca. 3,4 incl. Tank)|
|Hydrogen (gas) @ 350 bar||2,7 (ca. 2 inkl. Tank)|