By Thomas Fromm
“Raw materials of the future” series
The future is to be created in this black box, which is about the size of a medium-sized closet. It starts with the stacked black cells of the factory closet being squeezed together by a robot. The whole thing looks like an accordion, only without music. When the can is then compressed, it becomes what’s called an electrolyzer, which can use electricity to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. And that’s the trick of this box: generate the next green energy source with green electricity and water. A kind of miracle solution against climate change.