Global challenges

Karachi traffic; Source PNN Some 85% of the global energy supply is based on fossil energy carriers such as oil, coal and natural gas. In the transportation sector, oil is more or less the exclusive source of the fuels we are currently using. However, serious concerns are being raised as to how the future energy supply shall be accommodated, taking into account issues such as security of supply, local pollution and emissions of green house gases and consequently global warming.

In short, the global challenges we are facing can be described as:

The Fuel Gap and Security of energy supply:
During the 90ies the world started to use more oil than is found every year. Since oil production and consumption are unevenly distributed, increased import dependence in the important industrial regions will become a growing concern in the future.
Focusing on Methanol, HyDragon benefits from a fuel that can be produced across the world from Biomass and Natural Gas.

Local air pollution:
Local air pollution in large cities is an increasing challenge worldwide. Facing increasing transportation demand, governments and NGOs are already addressing these issues and new international requirements will be introduced.
HyDragon uses a clean yet available fuel that would significantly contribute to lower local air pollutants and potentially meet both SULEV and EURO 5 emission standards to be introduced in September 2009.

Global warming:
Reduction of Green House Gases is on top the international agenda, and agreements like the Kyoto protocol will set out a new course for efficient energy production and consumption.
By using a potential bio fuel and focusing on harnessing more useful energy from the engine system, HyDragon could potentially offer a near CO2 free solution. Even based on fossil energy source, the system described herein could offer some 5 – 10% reduction in overall GHG emissions compared to conventional fuels.
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