A MULTI-PRODUCT APPROACH
REACTANT BASED H2 PRODUCTION & THE FUTURE OF THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY
THE PROBLEM For Hydrogen Production
Current methods for hydrogen production are either unsustainable or difficult and expensive to scale
Steam methane reforming (SMR) as the name suggests uses methane (CH4) for the production of hydrogen gas. This method releases a lot of carbon in the process, and while carbon capture technology can help, it isn’t 100%, meaning some carbon will always be emitted.
Electrolysis is a method that uses electrical inputs to separate hydrogen from H2O. While this method is the current favorite for growing green hydrogen production, it is going to require up to 30 terawatts of wind and solar capacity in order to realize a true hydrogen economy.
Green hydrogen is currently priced significantly higher than hydrogen produced from fossil fuels. This is mostly owing to the fact that renewable energy is still costly, and electrolyzer manufacturing is still very expensive.
The predominant methods for hydrogen production do just that — produce hydrogen. For green hydrogen, this is expected to see dramatic decreases over the next 10 years, which means that green hydrogen plant revenue is already projected to go down.
The GenHydro™ Reactor System
A REACTANT BASED APPROACH
The GenHydro™ reactor system utilizes a reactant-based approach for separating hydrogen from water. We make use of the stored energy in highly reactive and abundant pure elements to rapidly produce large amounts of hydrogen, with zero emissions and a non-toxic byproduct.
The Next Gen reactor system not only produces hydrogen but also produces enough heat and pressure to operate a steam-powered turbine for the cogeneration of electricity alongside hydrogen.
The Gen 1 and Next Gen reactors are both capable of producing hydrogen at a low cost, hitting 2030 targets for hydrogen production way ahead of schedule. The GenHydro™ system makes hydrogen economical now!
The GenHydro™ Multi-Product Approach means that our process not only produces hydrogen, but also produces a high-value advanced ceramic material, and can also capture produced heat for cogeneration of electrical power. This means that fluctuations in pricing for one product don’t need to have a major impact on overall plant profitability. This also means that we can be competitive, as a diverse product mix can provide greater pricing flexibility.
GenHydro™ Reactor Systems
The GenHydro reactor systems are well on their way to commercialization. With three generations having been constructed, with one system being optimal for on-site and on-demand generation, and another being optimal for plant-level hydrogen production, we plan on providing multiple solutions for various commercial hydrogen needs.
TAKE PART IN THE GLOBAL TRANSITION
The move towards the hydrogen economy is underway, and the need for innovation has never been more clear. With major industries such as natural gas, commercial and passenger vehicles, steel, cement, and agriculture, all looking to make the shift, GenHydro™ is on a mission to help them succeed.