The infrastructure

One of the main focus areas is the implementation of infrastructure to facilitate new fuels or energy storage concepts. This is both to facilitate implementation of renewable energy sources and to ensure energy refueling in a way that satisfies the needs of the users, the latter playing a very important role which should not be underestimated.

The battery electric vehicle (BEV) needs charging stations to transfer energy which will require a change of the way we look at transportation fuels. Furthermore, the electrical backbone of the world will have to be upgraded to facilitate a significant increase in electricity consumption.

The hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) will need a full hydrogen gas infrastructure with special stations facilitating the transfer of high pressure gas from decentral storage to vehicle. Furthermore, assuming renewable hydrogen from e.g. wind power or solar power would require an upgrade of the electricity network.

The MECc uses a methnoal/water mix that can be produced from biomass or centrally produced hydrogen to recharge the battery in the extended range electric vehicle (EREV). This enables the reuse of existing infrastructure and distribution concepts from the initial deployment to mass usage parallel to the current fossil setup. When renewable power is abundant, e.g. when the wind is blowing, the MECc can use this energy to balance out the consumption and help the storage challenges of a 100% renewable energy network.