Israeli-Australian startup Electriq~Global, formerly known as Terragenic, has developed a fuel that will drive the future of humanity in a safe, inexpensive and clean way.
Comprising of 60% water, the revolutionary technology extracts hydrogen (H2) from liquid fuel which is harnessed to create electricity to power vehicles.
Launched at EcoMotion 2018 ‘Smart Mobility Summit’ in Tel-Aviv, Electriq~Global demonstrated its zero-emission, water-based fuel on its electric bike. The result: Twice the range. Half the Price. Zero emissions.
The Electriq~Global system contains three key elements: the liquid fuel which reacts with a catalyst to release H2 on demand, then the exhausted fuel is captured and taken back to an Electriq~Recycling plant where it is replenished with H2 for re-use. This entire process is inherently safe and releases zero emissions.
Electriq~Global’s technology mirrors the current ‘well-to-wheel’ refuelling ecosystem, meaning its global rollout requires very little specialised infrastructure (unlike battery and compressed H2 technologies). As the technology is adopted, fuel companies will become partners in Electriq~Global’s open source, zero emission fuel.
The goal is to have Electriq~Fuel available at every local gas station. The water-based liquid fuel is stable at ambient temperatures and pressures. When compared to green energy competitors like lithium-ion batteries or compressed H2 technologies, Electriq~ achieves twice the range at half the cost.
A comparison of electric buses showed the buses powered by batteries provided a range of 250km and required up to 300 minutes to recharge, whereas buses powered by Electriq~Fuel achieved a range of 1,100km and could be refuelled in 5 minutes.
Electriq~Global CEO Guy N. Michrowski said, “Our technology brings dramatic news of improvement in driving range, refuelling time, and cost of fuel and changes the rules of the game in many fields, including transportation and energy storage”.
The H2 fuel comprising of 60% water.