NEXT GENERATION METHANE
H2 First Fuels can supply purpose built pure methane (CH4) production plants that take carbon based feedstock and process this to produce zero impurity methane.
These facilities have none of the production, emission, cleaning, or cost issues that current Natural Gas production methods suffer.
One small facility processing 10 tons of coal per hour is capable of producing approximately 125 tons of methane fuel every 24 hours. That’s 184,647 cubic metres per day.
Our process does not incinerate the feedstock to create the gases, we produce ZERO emissions.
CO2 is captured as a highly purified product and used completely in the process to create the methane.
The facility runs as a continuous 24 hour, 7 days a week operation as required, with a premium quality methane product output.
Methane Production Process
Once the feedstock is gasified, all gases are fed into a Sabatier tower where the hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide (minute amount) are recombined over nickel catalysts to form the methane, combining with the methane from the gasification process for the finished product.
Water is created as a by-product and is fed back into the production plant as part of a recirculation loop, keeping the water requirements to an absolute minimum, with zero environmental discharge.
When compared to standard Natural Gas production, other inherent gases such as ethane, propane, butane, pentane, nitrogen, helium, and hydrogen sulphide are not present with our process, and so a significant processing cost has been removed in order to enable the end product to be ready for transport.
End product can exit the facility at pressures up to 35MPa if required without any compression equipment and cost needing to be added.