Harnessing Renewable and Sustainable Sources of Energy
Emerging energy technologies represent the cutting-edge of innovative solutions aimed at harnessing renewable and sustainable sources of energy or enhancing the efficiency and environmental impact of existing energy sources. These technologies hold great promise in revolutionizing the way we produce and consume energy. Technic is at the forefront of these advancements, driving innovation and facilitating the deployment of these technologies in a variety of applications.
Hydrogen technologies will be a central enabler in the transition from fossil fuels to clean and sustainable energy sources. In a hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen is converted directly into electricity with high efficiency and low power losses. In hydrogen fuel cell applications, anodes coated with platinum cause incoming hydrogen to split into positive hydrogen ions (protons) and negatively charged electrons, which enable power generation. This reaction is reversed in electrolyzers that are powered with electricity to produce hydrogen and oxygen. Fuel cells are used in a variety of applications but are particularly useful for transportation as they can be used to provide propulsion or auxiliary power for cars, trucks, buses, trains, ships, and even submarines. Technic’s platinum electroplating solutions are widely used in hydrogen fuel cells and electrolyzer applications
Energy storage applications utilize a wide range of electroplated coatings, including nickel and nickel alloys. Technic’s electroplating processes are at the forefront of these innovative advancements. All of Technic’s process offerings in this area are free of boric acid, a chemical compound coming under scrutiny by regulators in Europe and elsewhere around the world as a reproductive hazard.
Superconductor coatings refer to thin layers or films of superconducting materials that are applied to the surfaces of various substrates or materials. These coatings are designed to exploit the unique properties of superconductors, which exhibit zero electrical resistance and the expulsion of magnetic fields when cooled below a critical temperature. Superconductor coatings have applications in various fields, including quantum computers, electronics, energy transmission and storage, and scientific research.
Technic's contributions to these emerging energy technologies are instrumental in the pursuit of a more sustainable and efficient energy future. By continuously innovating and providing advanced solutions in areas such as fuel cells, energy storage, and superconductor coatings, Technic is helping to drive the adoption of these technologies and shape the energy landscape of tomorrow.