Trisilane is an ideal carbon free fuel as it’s a dense liquid at room temperature and pressure (740 kg/m3), burns efficiently and possesses high energy density (40+ MJ/kg). The only biproduct of combustion is silicon nitrade, a solid. Triilane is ideal for use in external combustion cycles such as S-CO2 Brayton cycles. Heavy duty propulsion applications such as marine and rail require an energy density liquid fuel, the issue is all current carbon free fuels suffer from storage and energy density constraints. Tisilane offers an ideal carbon free propulsion option for heavy duty propulsion. Trisilane is compatible with current liquid infrastructure and holds the title as being the only carbon free liquid fuel, excluding hydrazine, which is considered too toxic. All other carbon free fuels are gaseous or require carbon recycling. Potential power density of supercritical S-CO2 bottoming cycles are 1.4 MW/Ton.
Pochari Technologies uses Thorium reactors to produce Hydrazine for under $500/ton.
Ultra-cheap hydrazine production from Olin Raschig process using Thorium reactors
German designed dual fluid molten lead reactor 0.6-0.75 ₵/kwh levelized generation cost
Lifetime: 50 years
Planned capacity: 41 mw
Hydrazine production: 1.9 tons per hour
Potential revenue: $81,000,000
Chlore-Alkali membrane electrolyzer: Plant capex: $105,000/tpd $19/ton NaOH/CI ($480 million for 1,680,000 tpy capacity, 15 year before major refurbishment)
Sodium hydroxide: 5.93 ton/ton N2H4: 2500 kwh/ton: $17 Salt (sodium chloride bi-product recycled)
Chlorine: 2.6 ton/ton N2H4: 2500 kwh/ton: $17
0.9 tons NH3 $100/ton: No cost as 240 kg of H2 are produced from electrolyzing sodium chloride
Total: $356/ton N2H4
N2H4 12.58% H2 by weight
Raschig plant cost very minimal: $49/ton N2H4: $12,000,000 for 7,000 tpy (35 year lifetime)
Total electricity consumed: 21,500 kwh/ton N2H4
Salt continuously recycled, sodium hydroxide and chlorine consumed, sodium chloride produced as bi-product of Raschig process then re electrolyzed into sodium hydroxide, closed-loop system!
Net H2 cost: $3.12/kg. PEMFC 2.6x more efficient than SI engine, cost per gallon gasoline equevalent is $1.20/gal!
Current market price for hydrazine in China: $5200/ton