Zero-emission low-cost hydrogen production

Zero-emission low-cost hydrogen production

Hycamite decarbonises industrial production by replacing existing steam methane reforming (SMR) process in hydrogen production and by increasing the use of low-carbon hydrogen in new industrial sectors all around the globe.

Zero-emission low-cost hydrogen production

Low emissions from low-cost hydrogen production

According to a life cycle assessment (LCA) by FfE Munich, Hycamite offers a low-emissions alternative for low-cost hydrogen production.

Plant production
Methane supply
Plant end of life

GWP: global warming potential
LNG: liquefied natural gas

ELECTRICITY: Finnish mix


Source: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) by FfE Munich

Thermo-catalytic decomposition of methane (TCD)

Hycamite decomposes methane into its elemental components – hydrogen and carbon. Both hydrogen and carbon are produced in usable forms for industries.

Using thermo-catalytic decomposition (TCD), Hycamite breaks down methane using proprietary catalysts and heat. Methane from natural gas, biogas, synthetic fuels or industrial side streams can be used in methane pyrolysis.

Hycamite’s cutting-edge carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology prevents the release of CO₂ emissions into the atmosphere.

Hycamite’s process can even be carbon negative if methane from biogas or synthetic methane made with captured atmospheric carbon is used.

Lifecycle emissions of different hydrogen production technologies

SMR: steam methane reforming
CCS: carbon capture and storage
RES: renewable energy
LNG: liquefied natural gas
LBG: liquefied biogas

*Own calculations with the same inputs
**Only if the CO2 is permanently stored

Small carbon footprint

Comparison of electrolysis and methane pyrolysis carbon footprint based on the electricity carbon intensity (CI)

Methane pyrolysis
Low-carbon hydrogen EU-limit
Grid averages

ATR: autothermal reforming
SMR: steam methane reforming

The Hycamite technology enables recycling of the client’s industrial side streams.


Low-cost, emission-free hydrogen production

Hycamite’s novel methane pyrolysis technology requires only 13% of the energy needed to produce hydrogen by electrolysis, yet does not release any CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Switch to hydrogen one step at a time

Hycamite’s technology allows for the gradual introduction of hydrogen in an industrial plant. The end-user can choose to turn all or only a part of the methane produced in the plant into hydrogen. This makes it possible to start lowering CO₂ emissions immediately, even if the existing infrastructure is not yet ready for 100% hydrogen use.

Flexible and decentralised hydrogen production

Hycamite’s process can be added to any type of existing industrial plant that uses natural gas as a fuel or raw material. Hycamite plants can also be built in any size to meet industry hydrogen needs.

Quick start with hydrogen

Investors can start using hydrogen immediately. No need to wait for other hydrogen production technologies to develop or for green electricity to become sufficiently available.

Easy scalability

The H2 production can be scaled easily and quickly to meet the investor’s needs and regulators demands to reduce emissions.

Safe way to store hydrogen

Hycamite’s technology allows hydrogen production just before it is needed in industrial processes. This makes investors avoid several challenges in hydrogen storage at their plants. Hycamite’s safe H₂ production process also meets all safety demands set by regulators around the globe.


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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