In the competition, we will be following two lifecycles of energy carriers: over time (seasonal storage, locally) and over time and space (long-duration transfer, simulating the crossing of the ocean). These demonstrations will potentially include novel substances that are not yet certifiable.
What benchmarks would you recommend to ensure the safety and quality of solutions?
1. Carrier/Fuel Safety - One idea was to ensure that fuels are no more dangerous than the most hazardous fuel currently available on the market. What do you think of this approach, and which fuel would you recommend?
2. Carrier/Fuel Degradation – In the competition, we will ask for chemical characterization and then evaluate degradation post the storage and transfer demonstrations. What should be the maximum degradation percent to allow that applies to real-life scenarios?