The specific characteristics of inert gases – e.g. they are almost non-reactive and non-flammable – make them perfect for application in lighting, welding, medical applications or diving gear. However, given their limited abundance in the atmosphere and their high production cost, their application is restricted to certain fields. While we can’t change the occurrence of noble gases, production cost could potentially be optimised.
Climate change issues and environmental protection creates the need to switch to cleaner source of energy. The main drivers of global greenhouse emissions are the transportation sector, generation of heat and electricity and powering our buildings (over 40% in total). Cutting down the global energy consumption from these sectors just by few percentage points may reduce emission of several megatons of greenhouse gas. But what if we use a fuel source that has zero emission while still keeping up with the continuously growing demand? Read More