Pakistan's First Alternate Energy Technology Company
Pakistan's First Alternate Energy Technology Company


Welcome to Geoviridien – An Alternative Energy Technology Company. Over the next few posts, we hope to focus a spotlight on important and innovative technologies and developments in the Energy Transition.

The name “Geoviridien” originated from three words: “Geo”=Earth, “Viridi”=Green, and “En”=Energy or “Earth’s Green Energy”.

Individuals and organisations in our world are responding to the challenges of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and we wanted to focus on two – SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 13 (Climate Action). These SDG’s will directly impact and facilitate other SDG’s.

Each post will contain some information on several topics in the renewable energy space. We welcome participation from our audience with thoughts, ideas, and submissions to be included. This is an open forum and is not intended to discriminate in favour of any one technology or solution.

These posts are a general introduction to several renewable energy topics.

Focus on New Technology

Today, we wanted to discuss Hydrogen.  A review of online articles reveals a wide range of views for this energy solution.  Proponents from industry and governments are spending significant amounts to further develop and scale up technologies and applications for Hydrogen.  Opponents are vocal that Hydrogen is not efficient enough with high costs.

A colourful range of Hydrogen exists (representing the carbon footprint):  Grey (steam methane, CO2 emitted); Blue (steam methane, CCUS); Turquoise (methane pyrolysis, no CO2); Pink/Purple (nuclear powered electrolysis, low carbon); and Green (renewable powered electrolysis, no CO2).

A commonly misunderstood concept is the fact that intermittent renewables like Solar PV and Wind are sized such that it is normal to have significant surplus energy at times (more than what is needed to charge energy storage systems), so this surplus can be used with electrolysis to economically produce Hydrogen.

More on this topic soon.

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