Breakthrough technology converts flare gas into clean hydrogen – H2-Industries.
H2-Industries has developed a solution to convert polluting flare gases into clean hydrogen and fixed carbon directly at the flare of an oil field.
Gas flaring is now recognized as a major contributor to the emission of noxious gases that impact climate change and society by leading to increased cancer incidence in communities near flaring sites.
According to a recent BBC report, the released pollutants are highly harmful to humans and the environment.
H2-Industries uses pyrolysis technology to convert this polluting waste product into clean hydrogen. The hydrogen generation process from flare gas is CO2 emission-free.
The technology is supplied in self-contained 20 or 40 foot ISO containers and can be pre-assembled in semi-series production and shipped to the flare site for installation.
The process yields clean hydrogen bound in liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC). LOHC are organic compounds that can absorb and release hydrogen through chemical reactions. LOHCs can therefore be used as a storage medium for hydrogen.
The only by-product of the process is solid carbon black, which can be shipped in ISO container tanks for export anywhere in the world. Carbon black is primarily used to reinforce rubber in tires. However, it can also act as a pigment, UV stabilizer, conductive or insulating agent in various rubber, plastic, coating applications and other everyday uses including hoses, conveyor belts, shoes and prints.
The H2 Industries process captures clean soot made not from fossil fuels but from harmful manufacturing emissions with no additional CO2 emissions. This carbon black can be sold on the world market where current prices are between $1.5 and $2.5 per kg.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the time has come to unlock the much-vaunted potential of hydrogen for a sustainable energy system. Hydrogen can be used in many more applications than is usual today.
By using H2-Industries’ technology, harmful emissions from gas flaring can be avoided and converted into valuable and much-needed green hydrogen to power the energy transition.
Breakthrough technology converts flare gas into clean hydrogen, Lagos, October 21, 2022