There comes a tide in the affairs of man which, caught at the flood, leads on to fortune.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William Shakespeare

Mission Statement

Proton’s mission is to transform the deep earth into a continuing source of green, clean and affordable energy.

Using our patented technology for ‘Hygenic Earth Energy’, industries worldwide will convert hydrocarbon reservoirs into hydrogen mines and thermal generators, and simply leave the carbon and other pollutants in the ground.

All kinds of reservoirs will be converted – new and abandoned, light oil and heavy oil, gas and coal.

Comments by Dr. Ian Gates, Proton Inventor and Visionary

IT’S A LOGICAL CONCLUSION – WON’T YOU AGREE?

To rapidly transform energy systems worldwide, profitably and sustainably, might sound like a dream.
However it is entirely reasonable, perhaps inevitable, if you accept Four Key Premises:

1. HYDROGEN IS THE FOUNDATION TO A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE

Hydrogen has long been recognized as the ultimate solution for energy sustainability.  Hydrogen gives modern economies a universal medium for conversion, storage, and distribution of all kinds of energy, and provides a perfectly clean system for delivering energy services to cities.  What is not widely recognized is how fast the transition to hydrogen is occurring.  As the University of Davis writes in 2014:

… in the past few years, important factors have emerged that are re-accelerating the commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The next two to three years will see concerted efforts to introduce hundreds of hydrogen stations capable of supporting tens of thousands of Fuel Cell Vehicles in selected regions worldwide, backed by several hundred million dollars in public investment and billions of dollars in private investment.

In fact the pace of change is even higher than predicted by UC Davis.  The technologies for transporting and converting hydrogen are fully developed, and their production and sales are growing exponentially. Leading regions worldwide, including California, Germany, Japan, are now fully committed to a hydrogen future.  Germany will have enough pipelines and feeling stations in place by 2023 to service their entire fleet of vehicles, and Toyota is working with German manufacturers to ensure that the vehicles will be available.  The speed of transition will catch almost all of us by surprise.  For background, check out the links below.

2. THE HIGH COST AND CARBON EMISSIONS FROM HYDROGEN PRODUCTION ARE THE ONLY REMAINING OBSTACLES

The only real drag on adoption is the relatively high cost of hydrogen, and the scarcity of clean energy sources for producing hydrogen. Although hydrogen can be produced from renewable energy – wind and solar – at the right times and locations, the potential is limited.  At present, almost all hydrogen is generated from reforming natural gas.  The costs of production are $2 to $3 USD per kg., not including the additional costs associated with the carbon emissions. Also the distributed nature of renewable energy limits the potential for hydrogen pipelines, and without pipelines market prices can be as high as $10 per kg.

3. PROTON’S HYGENIC EARTH ENERGY ELIMINATES THESE OBSTACLES

Generating hydrogen directly from hydrocarbon reservoirs is a total solution.  The reservoirs are distributed worldwide, with vast quantities of hydrogen available.  Hygenic Earch Energy works well even in depleted and water-filled reservoirs.  The simulations by U of Calgary predict that production costs will be less than $0.50 USD per kg, once systems are optimized.  All the carbon gets left in the ground and the residual heat can produce almost free geo-thermal power for decades.  Pipelines and rights-of-way already connect most hydrocarbon reservoirs to consumers, and can be adapted to carry hydrogen.  The potential for solar, wind and other renewable energies can be fully realized, by piggy-backing onto the foundational infrastructure created for Hygenic Earth Energy.  For a full explanation of how the technology and how it will transform economies, please visit more of our web site.  A good place to start is the short video on the new technology for Hygenic Earth Energy.

4. THE MASSIVE EXISTING HYDROGEN MARKET ALLOWS FOR RAPID COMMERCIALISATION

The existing hydrogen market is $165 Billion annually worldwide, and growing rapidly.  About half is used for fertilizer production, and half for upgrading heavy oil and other fuels.  Converting this existing market to Hygenic Earth Energy can immediately generate huge savings, and reward early investors.  Servicing the existing market will quickly generate the infrastructure and know-how for penetrating the new markets, including fuel cells for transportation and power.

For a quick explanation of Hygenic Earth Energy technology,

WATCH THIS VIDEO