Zero-emission hydrogen with less energy
Hycamite’s technology enables the production of low-carbon or even carbon-negative hydrogen. Hydrogen can be produced from biomethane, methane from natural gas, or synthetic methane. Using the Hycamite technology, the side streams of the petrochemical industry can also be used as feedstock. If e-methane were made with ambient CO₂ or biomethane, the whole process would be carbon negative.
In pyrolysis technologies, hydrogen is produced from the feedstock. This means far less energy is needed compared to hydrogen production by electrolysis. In the case of Hycamite, only 13% of the energy required for hydrogen production by electrolysis is necessary. Almost half of the energy needed by Hycamite’s process is used for heat, so the waste heat of the customer can be utilised for hydrogen production.
Solving the hydrogen storage problem
Methane pyrolysis can solve the challenges of hydrogen storage. The produced hydrogen can be converted to synthetic methane, which can be stored and transported with existing infrastructure. At the end site, this methane can be decomposed without emissions.
Hycamite pyrolysis units can be installed near the hydrogen customer; thus, no time-consuming and expensive infrastructure is needed. The feedstock can be brought to the site using existing methane pipelines and converted on site.
Hycamite is sustainable and ready for use
Hycamite’s production is environmentally friendly. There are no emissions into the atmosphere, and the catalysts are sustainable. The Hycamite technology enables recycling of the client’s industrial side streams.
Hycamite is a leading methane pyrolysis developer; our pilot plant is already up and running. Hycamite is also planning to start building an industrial-scale demonstration site this year. The site will have a nominal capacity of 2 kton of hydrogen per year, comparable to a 20 MW electrolyser. Significantly larger units will be built soon.