A presentation by Prof. Dr. Ir. Gerard van Rooij, Head Circular Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Maastricht University
Sustainable energy generation by means of wind or from solar radiation through photovoltaics or concentrated solar power will continue to increase its share of the energy mix. Intermittency due to e.g. day/night cycle, regional variation in availability, and penetration of sustainable energy into sectors other than electricity such as the chemical industry necessitates means of storage, transport and energy conversion on a large scale.
Continue reading “Hydrogen, electrification and circularity – a plasma chemistry perspective”
Biomass gasification is a mature technology pathway that uses a controlled process involving heat, steam, and oxygen to convert biomass to hydrogen and other products, without combustion. Because growing biomass removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the net carbon emissions of this method can be low, especially if coupled with carbon capture, utilization, and storage in the long term.
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Most hydrogen today is produced from fossil fuels – steam methane reforming of natural gas, partial oxidation of coal or oil residues – and entails large CO2 emissions, from 8.5 tons of CO2 per ton of H2 from natural gas in modern facilities up to 20 tCO2/tH2 from coal. This fossil hydrogen can be called “grey hydrogen”.
Continue reading “What is turquoise, or green-blue Hydrogen?”
Steam crackers play a central role in the production of basic chemicals and require a significant amount of energy to break down hydrocarbons into olefins and aromatics. Typically, the reaction is conducted at temperatures of about 850 degrees Celsius in their furnaces. Today these temperatures are reached by burning fossil fuels.
Continue reading “BASF, SABIC and Linde join forces to realize the first electrically heated steam cracker furnace”
A presentation by Pete Johnson, Private Equity Fund Leader at Azimuth Capital Management.
Continue reading “Clean Hydrogen from Methane Pyrolysis”
Methane pyrolysis for hydrogen, ie “Turqoise Hydrogen,” is a growing field where more and more commercial companies are being launched. The energy required to release hydrogen from methane or natural gas is approximately 7X less than the energy required to release hydrogen from water, but there are technical challenges for operating pyrolysis furnaces at scale, particularly around carbon management, coking, and carbon product control.
Presented by Robin Post van der Burg, Managing director, Torrgas.
Continue reading “Renewable Hydrogen and Carbon for a new chemical world”
Renewable hydrogen can be produced via various conversion technology chains. Torrgas has developed a systematic solution that creates the opportunity to convert a wide variety of biobased feedstocks into renewable syngas and thus renewable hydrogen.
Tech start-up C-Zero splits methane into hydrogen and solid carbon, eliminating much of the greenhouse-gas impact.
C-Zero’s technology uses innovative thermocatalysis to split methane – the primary molecule in natural gas – into hydrogen and solid carbon in a process known as methane pyrolysis.
Continue reading “Bill Gates-Led Fund Backs Clean Hydrogen start-up”
Presentation by René Slaghek, Senior Consultant, Brightsite.
Showcase of how new technologies for the production of clean hydrogen can play an essential role in the transformation of an integrated chemical cluster towards a sustainable circular site.
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A flagship project for hydrogen mobility involving nearly 50 organisations at the forefront of the sector has today published its final report detailing the key findings and learnings. The findings are released at a crucial time as the European Green Deal seeks a 90% reduction in transport related emissions by 2050.
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According an article titled ‘The Clean Mobility Future will be Electric – with Batteries and Hydrogen’ written by By Amy Adams, VP Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies at Cummins, and Valerie Bouillon-Delporte, Hydrogen Ecosystem Director at Michelin, members of the Hydrogen Council.
Continue reading “Batteries and Hydrogen are Two Sides of the Same Coin”