About the Natural Gas Economy
The United States has a formidable supply of natural gas available for extraction. Recent discoveries have led the Energy Information Administration to estimate that there are 1,279.5 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of recoverable natural gas resources in the United States alone. The combustion of natural gas emits almost 30 percent less carbon dioxide than oil, and is also considered to be the cleanest of all fossil fuels, emitting far fewer harmful pollutants such as sulfur dioxide. Natural Gas prices in the US have recently fallen to their lowest levels in 10 years, prompting Francisco Blanch at Merrill Lynch to publish "Ready for $1 per mBtu?". All of these factors have led to a recent push by the Obama Administration to increase natural gas use as a substitute for other fossil fuels. During his 2012 State of the Union Speech, President Barack Obama not only mentioned vehicular use of Natural Gas, but also spoke about the need to commercialize Natural Gas Storage.
framergyTM is heeding such suggestions and designing solutions to migrate current 1.0 technology for Natural Gas Storage, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), to Absorbed Natural Gas (ANG) Storage. This will extend vehicle range for natural gas vehicles. ANG vehicles can store natural gas at lower pressures compared to CNG vehicles, notably 500 to 1,000 psi versus 3,500 to 10,000 psi, allowing for more onboard gas storage. This also means significant infrastructure cost savings for filling stations, lower fuel costs for motorists, and more efficient use of a vehicle's space. In fact, ANG vehicles could even eliminate the need for expensive infrastructure, as car owners could refuel their vehicles from the home's natural gas supply.
MOFs are intricate molecular structures with chambers that can store methane, hydrogen
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