Get to know Hycamite

Get to know Hycamite

Hycamite produces clean hydrogen and industrial-quality solid carbon by splitting methane using proprietary zero-emission technology. It is based on the thermo-catalytic decomposition (TCD) of methane molecules. In other words, we break the methane with our catalyst and heat —using only 13% of the energy required for electrolysis and with zero emissions.

Get to know Hycamite

Hycamite developed a disruptive and
IP-protected methane pyrolysis process

Based on years of research at the University of Oulu, Finland, Hycamite developed a disruptive and IP-protected methane pyrolysis process enabling the production of low-carbon or even carbon-negative hydrogen. Hydrogen can be produced from biomethane, methane from natural gas, or synthetic methane.

As a cutting-edge carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology, Hycamite’s solution enables the creation of carbon sinks, providing clients with industrial-quality carbon fit for demanding applications, such as Li-ion batteries, electronics, additives in polymers and composite materials, and concrete manufacturing. Hycamite’s production is environmentally friendly. There are no emissions into the atmosphere and the catalysts used are sustainable. Hycamite is a privately owned company headquartered in Kokkola, Finland.


Laura Rahikka
Laura Rahikka

Founder, CEO


Matti Malkamäki
Matti Malkamäki

Founder, Chairman


Niina Grönqvist
Niina Grönqvist

Founder, VP, Carbon Products


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Networks and projects

Hycamite TCD Technologies is an internationally networked company belonging to the following networks and projects.


Eurogas is an association of 67 companies covering gas wholesale, retail and distribution, along with companies manufacturing equipment and providing innovative solutions for services, like blending and methane emissions management.

European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECH2A)

The ECH2A aims at an ambitious deployment of hydrogen technologies by 2030, bringing together renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production, industry demands, and hydrogen transmission and distribution.


BotH2nia is an international network for building a large-scale hydrogen economy around the Gulf of Bothnia.

CO2-free hydrogen production technology development

The purpose of the Thermal Decomposition of Methane project is to develop carbon dioxide-free hydrogen energy production equipment for small- and medium-sized enterprises, which supports the EU’s carbon neutrality goal.


The Carbomite project is building a pilot-scale hydrogen and carbon production plant at the Kokkola Industrial Park (KIP).

Export of carbon dioxide-free energy technology to international markets

This project is developing a strategy for Hycamite’s internationalisation through customer mapping and creating contacts with potential hydrogen and carbon customers.

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) have supported two projects: Thermal Decomposition of Methane and Carbomite. Additionally, export of carbon dioxide-free energy technology to international markets has received Tempo funding from Business Finland.


Methane Pyrolysis

Our proprietary technology is based on the thermocatalytic decomposition (TCD) of methane molecules.

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Clean hydrogen

Hycamite decarbonises industrial production by replacing existing steam methane reforming (SMR) process in hydrogen production.

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Solid carbon

The Hycamite carbon products are based on electrically conductive carbon nanoproducts making them ideal for demanding applications.

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