Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, carbon emissions and air pollutants have drastically decreased, but we still have a lot of work to do. As the world opens back up again, we revert to utilizing energy sources that are detrimental to our environment. Fuel cell vehicles and equipment are powered by hydrogen and their only emission is water vapor, making them a zero-emission energy source. Here at i2M, we understand the potential of hydrogen fuel cells, which is why we developed our PROTECT+ion Omniflow to change the way you think about clean energy.

Much like what you will find in a gas engine, hydrogen fuel cell engines require a filter in order to keep the engine protected and running smoothly. The water emissions from hydrogen cells contain excess ion charges which can be harmful to equipment and significantly reduce its life span. Our patented internal lattice structure within the PROTECT+ion Omniflow filters these excess charges to keep it operating safely and smoothly. These filters maximize the potential of hydrogen fuel cells so that they can perform at their best.

Fuel cells can be utilized in all energy sectors; commercial, residential, industrial, and transportation, and the PROTECT+ion Omniflow is adaptive to any system. It has the capacity to be fitted into a variety of applications in any orientation to meet any need. Specific applications consist of transportation, material handling, and emergency backup power applications, according to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. As hydrogen fuel cells continue to progress, the PROTECT+ion Omniflow is ready to integrate into your systems and research projects.

Manufacturing companies have the largest impact on our climate, so it is crucial that they turn to more sustainable energy sources. Fuel cells have numerous user advantages including quiet operation, low maintenance needs, and high reliability according to Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In addition, hydrogen fuel cells have the capability to reduce air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and oil consumption. Their versatility and reliability make hydrogen fuel cells the perfect energy source for reducing our impact on the environment.

Hydrogen is not only clean-burning and emissions-free, but it also has as much higher energy density than gasoline (Gas Processing News source). Contrary to the use of gas and coal powered energy sources, which significantly impact the air quality in the surrounding areas, fuel cells are more efficient and sustainable.

The EPA has discovered numerous areas in the US that contain unhealthy levels of air pollutants. The EPA works with these areas to set guidelines and regulations for how to combat the harmful pollutants that we are breathing in every day. Air pollution has been linked to health problems such as asthma attacks, shortness of breath, aggravate lung diseases, and cause permanent damage to lungs through long-term exposure (EPA source). Hydrogen fuel cells have the ability to replace the energy sources that produce these harmful air pollutants.

Hydrogen fuel cells also do not emit greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide combine and create a warming effect for the earth. Cars running on gasoline emit a large source of the carbon dioxide that is released into the air and trapped in the ozone layer for thousands of years. Cars running on hydrogen fuel cells emit water vapor and have no greenhouse gas emissions.

Trapped greenhouse gases in the ozone layer have led to the rise of the surface temperature of the Earth. These rising temperatures have led to changes in sea levels, storm severity, and precipitation patterns according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Humans have played a major role in climate change, and we can help to combat it by turning to sustainable energy sources. Hydrogen fuel cells have the capability to power the things that we use every day and significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition to reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, hydrogen fuel cells can also reduce our oil consumption. Crude oil is used to make the petroleum products we use to fuel airplanes, cars, and trucks but, there are better ways to power these units. On top of having to produce this oil, the burning of it releases toxic greenhouse gases and air pollutants, making it a detrimental cycle of energy consumption.

Producing oil has numerous harmful impacts on our environment, including disturbing land and marine ecosystems (EPA source). Oil can also be produced by fracking which utilizes large amounts of water and puts hazardous chemicals into the surrounding land. Another destructive part of oil consumption is the possibility of oil spills, these disasters have and will continue to harm the environment and the ecosystems around it. This is another reason why the development of hydrogen fuel cells is the future of clean energy.

The way that we have been treating our environment for thousands of years has led to the destruction of our planet and it can’t handle much more. The greenhouse gases that we produce in our daily activities have been increasing for decades, threatening our crucial ecosystems and disturbing our way of life. Our choices have been detrimental to the air that we breathe and put our health at risk. If we continue to utilize energy sources that produce harmful emissions, we will continue to face increasing temperatures, more severe storms, and rising sea levels.

Utilizing hydrogen fuel cell technology and advanced PROTECT+ion Omniflow filters will minimize our impact on the environment and take advantage of a powerful alternative energy source. Hydrogen fuel cells are the future to clean, sustainable energy.

Sources:

Greenhouse gases’ effect on climate – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

About the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office | Department of Energy

Air Pollution: Current and Future Challenges | Overview of the Clean Air Act and Air Pollution | US EPA

Hydrogen economy offers low-emissions fuel to combat air pollution (gasprocessingnews.com)