Low cost energy without pollution is here. This article explains why, what, and how.

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Low cost energy without pollution is here. This article explains why, what, and how. Why? Our global economy squanders trillions of dollars on energy that could instead be spent on other things. The same energy for a fraction of the money, would improve your household budget. Globally, trillions of dollars per year could instead go toward protecting sensitive ecosystems, colonizing space, preventative medicines, Pleistocene rewilding, art, or any host of other endeavours. Instead, as a species we use the quaint old idea of finding, moving, changing, and distributing carbon fuels to special devices for oxidation; such as engines, turbines, and furnaces. It\’s more efficient to bring oxygen to underground fuel deposits than carry fuel to oxygen at surface. Oxygen is everywhere on Earth, but fuel is not. Done the first way, everything except H2 can stay locked in the ground. More on this later. In Great Great Granny\’s time, health hazards of burning carbon fuels were less clear perhaps. Even 10 years ago, the case was argued for net benefits of fossil fuel energy exceeding net negatives of environmental damage like air pollution. There are now clearly cheaper alternatives to oil and natural gas such as hydrogen; so the moral high-ground of killing millions of people per year through air pollution (according to the World Health Organization), has sunk. Beyond these 2-3 deaths per second, nano-particles from tailpipes cause dementia, chronic inflammatory diseases, cancers, and according to some studies, reduce our happiness and intelligence. This is all very unnecessary.
So that\’s why; save a lot of money, live healthy full-length lives, and minimize environmental destruction.
What? The best way to carry electrons around isn\’t batteries. Electrons can attach to protons in a light-weight, low friction molecule; H2. While attached to H2, these electrons can move tremendous distances without loses or hysteresis, so it basically all arrives at the other end of a pipeline or coated tunnel. If an H2 molecule arrives to a hydrogen fuel cell, perhaps in a city, the electron is stripped off and used as electricity. The leftover Protons combine with atmospheric oxygen to make pure H2O. Producing electricity and water from H2 where it is needed, in a city or home for example, adds extra efficiencies. No need to pump so much water around. Cities can get much more efficient and enjoy green grass. Most of you are probably already familiar with the massive benefits of H2, but might be tempted to believe some common fallacies; like these: Common Fallacy 1) Efficiency is more important than cost of alternatives for widespread implementation. Common Fallacy 2) All economic steam reforming releases CO2 to the atmosphere. Common Fallacy 3) Only solar or wind to electrolysis are good ways to make H2 without emissions and they are expensive, hard to scale, and intermittent. Common Fallacy 4) Hydrogen is less safe to deal with than alternatives like gasoline. Regardless of beliefs around those, most people agree that air pollution is undesirable. Most agree that H2 fuel cells work good and their cost and availability are improving. Most agree that very low cost H2 can replace some or all natural gas / coal at existing power plants and be added to residential natural gas supply. Most agree that cheap H2 makes cheap ammonia, which makes cheap fertilizer, which makes cheap food. Most agree that to separate H2 from H2O requires a lot of energy, whether electrolysis or chemical reactions. Most agree that very low cost H2 can allows their 900 horsepower pick-up truck (like the Badger) to fuel up for a few dollars, and can power their house while not releasing air pollution or noise, and making pure water. I won\’t go further into viability or end use arguments here; the hydrogen market is already about $165 billion/year.
So that\’s what; low cost clean hydrogen can expand existing and potential uses.
How? Well; Hydrogen wells. Anyone who has built a campfire has found a hydrocarbon fuel, harvested it, transported it, processed it, and oxidized it in a purposeful place; resulting in \”smoke\” and other gases. That\’s basically what we do for all hydrocarbon fuels like diesel, gasoline, bunker fuel, coal, and natural gas. In the air, hydrocarbons essentially continue to oxidize until the fuel is gone. We think of this as combustion or burning. If instead we were on the moon Titan, where hydrocarbons are abundant everywhere and oxygen is not, any oxidation would be limited by the amount of oxygen we could bring to the reaction. There is some energy released and some gases. Think of it like a sauna perhaps; within beach sand; in our case. Our process is like a campfire on Titan, where we release oxidizer. When the oxidizer is gone, the reaction stops. So if we wanted to stop the reaction, we would stop injecting oxygen. An oil field, or depleted oil field has a huge amount of fuel but no oxygen. Our process places oxygen into a sealed fuel deposit between grains of rock, which causes oxidation. The oxidation in a fuel-rich place releases energy which causes several well-understood reactions, and the net result is a lot of H2 gets separated from H2O while in place. We have a downhole H2 filter that only lets H2 come to surface, leaving everything else in the ground where it started. There are significant advantages to our process;
  1.  No fuel cost. If you want a big low quality oil field, people will give them to you if you are willing to take on their abandonment liability. It is not possible to corner the market on low quality oil fields, and when oil fields are abandoned, it only means that they have reached the economic limit of moving oil molecules to a production well. Usually most of the oil is still in the ground when an oil field is abandoned. By contrast, it is relatively easy for an injected oxygen molecule to find an oil molecule down there.
  2. No emissions. Everything stays in the ground except H2.
  3.  No expensive processing and waste streams like with refineries.
  4. Thermal efficiency (irrelevant in comparison to cost but efficiency folks like to know it). Surprisingly little energy is lost to heating surrounding rock during the project lifetime, and much of it can be harvested back at the end as geothermal power.
  5. Infrastructure; the roads, pipes, powerlines, people, turbines, regulations, are basically all in place already. This is brownfield at its best; turning used gear into a clean energy asset.
  6. Enormously scalable, and quickly. The main limiting factor is how fast oxygen can be jammed into the fuel deposit. As mentioned, oxygen is everywhere.
So that\’s how; bring oxidizer to a fuel source to make emissions-free H2 at huge scale.
Summary: We will all be healthier and wealthier if we switch to very low cost clean H2. Grant

Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 25, 2022

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy has been created with the help of the Privacy Policy Template.

Interpretation and Definitions

Interpretation

The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.

Definitions

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.

  • Company (referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Agreement) refers to Proton Technologies Canada Inc., 140 8 Ave SW Suite 300.

  • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

  • Country refers to: Alberta, Canada

  • Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • Service refers to the Website.

  • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.

  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

  • Website refers to Proton Technologies Canada Inc., accessible from www.proton.energy

  • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Usage Data

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Service may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences or Your activity on our Service. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies. For more information on how You can delete Flash Cookies, please read "Where can I change the settings for disabling, or deleting local shared objects?" available at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html#main_Where_can_I_change_the_settings_for_disabling__or_deleting_local_shared_objects_
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. You can learn more about cookies here: Cookies by TermsFeed Generator.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies

    Type: Session Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

  • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

  • Functionality Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.

  • To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.

  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.

  • To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.

  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.

  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.

  • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.

We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to contact You.
  • For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company.
  • With Affiliates: We may share Your information with Our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include Our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that We control or that are under common control with Us.
  • With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
  • With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside.
  • With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business Transactions

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "Last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

  • By email: info@proton.energy

  • By phone number: 403.467.1220

  • By mail: 300 – 140 8 Ave SW, Calgary AB T2P 1B3, Canada

Terms of Use

The terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) govern the use of www.proton.energy (the “Site”). This site is owned and operated by Proton Technologies Canada In. This Site is a www.proton.energy

By Using this Site, you indicate that you  have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and agree to abide by them at all times.


Intellectual Property

All content published and made available on our Site is the property of Proton Technologies Canada Inc. and Site’s creators. This includes, but is not limited to images, text, lgoos, documents, downloadable files and anything that contributes to composition of our Site.

Limitation of Liability

Proton Technologies Canada Inc. and our directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates will not be liable for any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses including legal fees from your use of the Site.

Indemnity

Except where prohibited by law, by using the Site you indemnify and hold harmless Proton Technologies Canada Inc. and our directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates from any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses including legal fees arising out of your use of our Site or your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta

Severability

If at any time any of the provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions are found to be inconsistent or invalid under applicable laws, those provisions will be deemed void and will be removed from these Terms and Conditions. All other provisions will not be affected by the removal and the rest of these Terms and Conditions will be considered valid.

Changes

These Terms and Conditions may be amended from time to time in order to maintain compliance with the law and to reflect any changes to the way we operate our Site and the way we expect users to behave on our Site. We will notify users by email of changes to these Terms and Conditions or post a notice on our Site. Contact Details

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Our contact details are as follows:

  • +1 (403) 467-1220
  • info@proton.energy
  • 300 – 140 8 Ave SW, Calgary AB T2P 1B3, Canada