Iron fuel can be the driving force of the industries’ transition to a sustainable future.
how it works
Why iron fuel?
In order to make the transition to a sustainable future, we need to innovate. Iron fuel has unique properties that can help us realize this transition.
No CO2-emissions are released during combustion.
Burned product can be regenerated back into iron fuel
Iron fuel has a high energy density for its volume, however it is very heavy.
Not explosive; not corrosive; not gaseous; not toxic.
Energy loss is negligible.
Safe to transport, negligible energy loss during transport.
Fulfills all heavy industrial requirements; competitive price range [research ongoing]; low price volatility on iron market; low storage costs, easy storage and no major security requirements; low logistic costs and use of existing (maritime) transportation channels possible; scalable until 1GW; suitable for high temperature and high pressure; zero Sulphur oxide-emissions; low nitrogen oxide-emissions; one of the most available elements on earth.
Iron fuel is a circular process in which iron powder is used as a medium for energy storage.
Iron fuel can be burned to form iron oxide, better known as rust. In this process named combustion, a large amount of thermal energy is released in a CO2 free and safe manner. This released energy can be used in industrial processes or to generate electricity. The resulting iron oxide is a solid material, so it can be captured after the combustion process. Through hydrogen, the iron oxide is regenerated into iron powder – a process could reduction. In this way, iron fuel offers a revolutionary method to store energy in a circular and carbon-free manner.
Iron fuel is most interesting for applications in which a large amount of energy is wished for little volume and where weight is not of importance. Therefore, the most viable applications are industrial processes, power plants and district heating. These industries require an energy source that is able to deliver massive amounts of high temperature heat while being easy to store and transport. Iron fuel has negligible energy losses during storage and transport and the costs of storage and transport can be reduced due to its safe nature. Iron fuel is able to deliver these industries’ energy demands while fulfilling all the industrial requirements. This makes iron fuel the CO2 free, circular, safe, storable and transportable industrial fuel of the future.