Amazonica Corp. (Symbol: AMZZ) Is Our New UnderValued Play

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Despite the difficulty, expense and ecological dangers of current production methods, hydrogen gas represents a $100 billion market—and that is just the beginning. The major automotive, alternative energy and even oil companies are scrambling to develop and exploit hydrogen fuel cells to power everything from car engines to the industrial economy. The potential of delivering pure hydrogen safely and effectively represents the most significant energy opportunity since the discovery of oil. The size of the potential hydrogen energy market is virtually unlimited.

Amazonica’s system for producing 99.999% pure hydrogen—wherever and whenever it is needed—is a technological breakthrough. This low cost, environmentally friendly fuel source could transform the industrial economies and the developing world.

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About Hyrdogen

Understanding the enormous potential of hydrogen energy

amzzHydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe and one of the most abundant on the planet. Despite this abundance, it is difficult to find hydrogen in gas form. Hydrogen is lighter than air and dissipates quickly into the atmosphere. As a result, hydrogen is found most often in combination with oxygen—as water, for example—or nitrogen or with another compound.

Widely used by industry, hydrogen gas is tasteless, odorless, colorless and extremely flammable. Because hydrogen gives off a tremendous amount of energy while burning, it was used as fuel in the main engines during the Space Shuttle program. For automotive fuels cells, hydrogen itself does not burn, but would be used to create electricity to power the motor. The only emission from fuel cells is water—making it an ideal replacement for gasoline powered vehicle engines.

Amazonica can overcome the obstacles to safe, abundant hydrogen gas

otc stocksDespite its abundance, hydrogen is produced on a very small scale in relation to fossil fuels, in part because present production technologies are expensive and inefficient. The most common production method is steam reforming natural gas: Steam at very high temperatures and in the presence of a catalyst, interacts with the natural gas, producing carbon monoxide and hydrogen as a result.

The energy content of the hydrogen produce this way is less than the energy content of the original fuel, some of it being lost as excessive heat during production. Steam reforming leads to carbon dioxide emissions, in the same way as car engines do. Using this method, the United States produces 9 million metric tons of hydrogen per year. Hydrogen produced this way must be transported and stored, which can cost as much as 10 times the actual production.

ADVANTAGES TO HYDROCARBONS

Hydrogen will fuel the green economy

Hydrogen is an environmentally friendly fuel that will dramatically reduce our dependence on imported oil. Today, hydrogen is being aggressively explored as a fuel for passenger vehicles. Like a battery, hydrogen can store the energy from diverse domestic resources (including clean coal, nuclear, etc.) for use in mobile applications and more. It can be used in fuel cells to power electric motors or be burned as fuel in internal combustion engines.

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Energy and Economic Security
Hydrogen-powered vehicles could significantly reduce imports of foreign oil. The United States can secure a share of future global energy markets by leading the development and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technology.
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Environmental Quality
Vehicles produce near-zero carbon emissions when operating on hydrogen produced from renewable resources, nuclear energy, or even from fossil energy with carbon capture and storage. As an automotive fuel source, hydrogen can reduce or eliminate tailpipe emissions.
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Sustainability
Hydrogen production technologies can potentially take advantage of abundant renewable energy resources (e.g., solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric). When hydrogen is produced using these energy sources, it will be a completely renewable resource.

PRODUCTION CHALLENGES

Improving cost and quality for a $100 billion market

otcbbCommercially produced hydrogen is used by oil companies to refine crude oil into fuel and to remove certain impurities. Ammonia manufacturers also use very large volumes. Larger users usually produce their own hydrogen on-site using large-scale steam methane reformers. Small- and medium-volume users, whose requirements do not support the cost of steam methane reformers, have traditionally purchased their hydrogen from industrial gas suppliers and distributors who deliver the hydrogen by truck, with the hydrogen then stored in tanks, tubes or cylinders at the user’s site.

Bulk-delivered hydrogen is the most expensive option, due to the high cost of packaging and delivery. In addition to the high cost associated with cylinder-packaged hydrogen, there are safety concerns relating to current technology for over the road delivery and storage.


Method & Technology

High quality, low cost hydrogen in one step

otcbbAmazonica’s production method solves the problems currently associated with hydrogen production: cost, distribution and purity. This breakthrough will enable high quality hydrogen to be produced cheaply, on demand, using low heat combustion. Because the production is scalable, the same technology could enable centralized production on an industrial scale.

Technologies that enable on-site production at refueling stations will have an economic edge in early auto motive fuel cell markets, but enabling on-site production is not the only hurdle. The platinum catalysts used in most vehicle fuel cells can be easily “poisoned” by impurities in hydrogen, ultimately reducing catalyst effectiveness. Hydrogen production technologies must therefore either produce highly pure hydrogen outright or incorporate additional purification processes. Amazonica’s technology is a single-step process, which will reduce costs and more efficiently produce 99.999% pure hydrogen.

TECHNOLOGY

Amazonica develops and commercializes clean energy technology

otcbbAmazonica is an energy technology development company. Our business is the commercialization of technological breakthroughs by licensing the technology and marketing production devices directly.

Our technology for extra pure hydrogen production requires a hydrocarbon fuel (benzene, natural gas, alcohol, etc.) and our reactor, which contains a diffusion catalytic membrane. The reactor provides a patented mode of burning of hydrocarbons, and as a result ultra-pure hydrogen is produced. The energy necessary for the cleavage of chemical bonds and hydrogen generation is taken from the combustion heat.

Thus, producing ultra-pure hydrogen requires only hydrocarbon fuel and our device. No expensive chemical additives are needed.

BENEFITS

Amazonica’s advantages

  • Ultra-pure hydrogen produced as a combustion byproduct
  • Single-step process, decreasing production cost
  • Low energy input requirements make co-generation possible
  • On-site production for industry and small businesses

Our technology is easily scalable—the generator can be made to fit any application and can be used only when the hydrogen is required, so there is no need to store explosive hydrogen. This is important because one of the key problems of existing hydrogen technologies is the storage and transportation of the gas. Because the heat required in our method is so low, hydrogen production could take place as a byproduct of boiler or furnace operation.

TOWARD THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY

A replacement for fossil fuels

otcbbFor hydrogen to be a realistic replacement for fossil fuels, there would have to be large-scale centralized production hubs. Centralized production creates the economies of scale needed to make inexpensive hydrogen, but it also creates distribution problems. Today, there is no practical infrastructure for delivering hydrogen to the end user. Pipelines for oil and natural gas exist, but would require significant retrofitting to be made safe for hydrogen transport.

One kilogram of hydrogen contains roughly the same level of energy as a gallon of gasoline, but hydrogen, even under pressure, takes up much more volume. Further, the tanks necessary to transport hydrogen safely are heavy and require a great deal of diesel to move.

Amazonica’s technology may answer the cost, distribution and quality questions around the viability of large scale hydrogen production.

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The Markets and Industry

$100 Billion is the ground floor of the hydrogen market

The existing commercial market for hydrogen gas is estimated to be $100 billion. Hydrogen produced by today’s technology—steam reforming natural gas— is expensive and generates too much carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas associated with global warming. An inexpensive, green hydrogen production source can rapidly expand the market.

MANUFACTURING

Ammonia

otcbbAmmonia is one of the most widely produced chemicals on earth. In 2010, the world produced more than 130 million tons of ammonia. China, India, Russia and the USA produce more than half of the world’s supply each year. The vast majority of ammonia is used as an agricultural fertilizer.

Hydrogen is essential to ammonia production. Although process technology has improved over the years, the basic chemistry is identical to the catalytic reaction of nitrogen and hydrogen process developed by Haber and Bosch in the early 20th century. To increase efficiency, large-scale ammonia manufacturers produce hydrogen on site, by steam reforming natural gas or another hydrocarbon fuel.

Every organization engaged in ammonia production would be an ideal customer for Amazonica’s technology. It would reduce the cost and complexity of ammonia production significantly.

MANUFACTURING

Fuel Cells

amzzHydrogen fuel cells convert hydrogen’s chemical energy into electricity by causing it to react with oxygen. This zero-harmful emission power source has captivated the imagination of major automobile manufacturers. As of 2014, Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, and Mercedes Benz have prototype fleets on the road, while Toyota has targeted 2015 to offer a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car for sale to the public. In addition to powering automobiles—which will likely be the single largest market—fuel cells are expected to be used in consumer electronics and electricity plants.

Hydrogen fuel cells will transform the energy market, and governments around the world are investing heavily in fuel cell research and development. According to a US Department of Energy report from October 2013, shipments of fuel cells increased 34 percent over 2011 and a whopping 321 percent over 2008.

THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY

The Hydrogen Economy is coming

amzzThe term “hydrogen economy” refers to the vision of hydrogen as a clean, secure energy source, replacing gasoline in cars or natural gas in heating. Futurists who predict this shift see the main benefits as energy security and environmental quality. A shift to new forms of green, sustainable and domestically produced energy would also deliver a major domestic economic boost.

Today, the industrial world runs on oil—the United States is a net importer of it. Countries that control the flow of oil have a tremendous influence on the industrial word. If foreign oil to the US were cut off tomorrow, the economy would come to a grinding halt.

Amazonica’s patent pending production process could be the breakthrough that enables the United States and the rest of the world to overcome the technical hurdles to the widespread use of hydrogen.

FUELING THE PLANET’S FUTURE

Advantages of the Hydrogen Economy

otcbbWith the right technology, hydrogen can be clean to produce and clean to use. When hydrogen is used in a fuel cell, it is a completely clean technology. There are also no environmental dangers like oil spills or nuclear contamination to worry about with hydrogen.

If hydrogen is produced from water electrolysis powered by wind or solar energy, then production will add no greenhouse gases to the environment. It creates a self-renewing cycle—electrolysis produces hydrogen from water, and the hydrogen recombines with oxygen to create water, which is the only thing that comes from a tailpipe.

Amazonica’s hydrogen can be produced anywhere—even in private homes —with relatively simple technology. This truly domestic production capability would mean an end to dependence on the Middle East and its oil reserves.

 

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