A 600-acre botanical garden and scientific research centre in Thailand is displaying hydrogen as an energy storage solution to demonstrate it is independent from the local grid and fossil fuels.
Nongnooch Tropical Botanical Garden is working in collaboration with hydrogen electrolyser manufacturer Enapter in a bid to “save the future and provide blueprints and knowledge” to “push towards zero emission energy”.
Kampon Tansacha, the owner of the garden, shared his commitment to hydrogen technology by hosting a related seminar yesterday (8th October) as part of Enapter’s ‘The Big Thing’ hydrogen technology conference.
The hands-on workshop, organised by Enapter, demonstrated how to build an entire microgrid running on solar and using a hydrogen-based energy storage.
“Green hydrogen is a valuable resource and experts anticipate it to enable the future of energy storage,” said Tanascha.
The workshop welcomed participants from all around the world who learned how to build a hydrogen energy system.
They reached a common understanding of how to use hydrogen as a safer and cleaner alternative energy source and built the solar-hydrogen energy system that was presented in Nongnooch Garden.
“This unique garden and the conservation ideals set forth by its stewards provide an ideal setting for us to illustrate the Enapter system,” said Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, Chairman of Enapter.
“We believe hydrogen is a solution to replace fossil fuels and has great implications for both the future of energy and the preservation of our planet. We are proud to be able to provide a hands-on demonstration of this to everyone who participated in the workshop.”
The world-famous Nongnooch Tropical Botanical Garden, built by Tansacha, is known for its research centre on prehistorical seed plants and was created with a clear intent to preserve tropical flowers and plants.