Green Energy

Currently, gray and blue hydrogen are being produced through extraction and reformation from fossil fuels. (USD 1.2~2.2/kg depending on production method) Green hydrogen produced through renewable energy and water electrolysis is three to four times more expensive than gray hydrogen. (USD 3.5 to 7.5/kg depending on production method)

The amount of hydrogen produced annually in Korea is 2.34 million tons, and is 100% generated based on fossil fuels. By increasing renewable energy generation and improving water electrolysis efficiency, the unit price of hydrogen production can be lowered to $2.2/kg.

If electrolysis is performed using seawater, a semi-permanent resource, as the source of water, the cost of artificially added electrolyte salts can be saved. However, under alkaline conditions, salts such as Mg and Ca present in seawater form scale, which shortens the lifespan of the electrode and reduces electrolysis efficiency.

Electrolysis efficiency is maximized through the following processes.

1. Preliminary removal of Ca and Mg ions that can cause scale formation in seawater
2. Improvement of R/O technology using semipermeable membrane and hydrostatic pressure difference
3. Reduction of activation energy through introduction of optimized infrared catalyst

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Seawater Desalination
It is a future technology that can be used as industrial water and even drinking water through seawater electrolysis and additional treatment of the supernatant fluid after each step of carbonate production.

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