Technology

ADVANCED NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY

FOR A BETTER FUTURE

PRODUCTION PROCESS

H2 First Fuels have purpose built facilities for the production of hydrogen gas or fuel on a continuous cycle, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. These facilities take carbon based feedstock and process them to produce highly pure gases. Our system design allows us to alter the amount of one gas produced over another giving us great production flexibility to meet supply requirements like no other.

This advanced process uses hydrothermal gasification not pyrolysis and not steam, in other words we do not incinerate the feedstock to create the gases. What this means is that our patented and copyrighted process produces zero emissions during hydrogen fuel production. That’s right, completely emission free and no need for us to add gas cleaning systems which would ultimately increase the price of the fuel.

Once the feedstock has been gasified, the gases are then separated. This results in hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, and a small amount of carbon monoxide. Gases produced by our facilities have zero impurities, and we don’t produce NOx or SOx with the production process.

We use a small percentage of the hydrogen or methane produced to feed back into the facility to generate the energy required to power the production plant so it is self-sustaining. The rest of the hydrogen is then either stored in tanks and distributed, or sent to a clean energy power plant to be used as fuel for gas turbines. Our production facilities supply hydrogen fuel at a compression of up to 50 MPa (500 bar). This also reduces our production costs by having minimal further pressurizing requirement before the fuel can be distributed to the delivery point. Our process also produces hydrogen in a highly pure form so we don’t have to invest in complicated and expensive post gasification purification processes.

Water used for the plant is minimal and is constantly fed back into the system as part of a recirculation loop, with zero environmental discharge.

One small Hydrogen production facility processing only 10 tons of RDF per hour can generate approximately 69 tons of high purity hydrogen fuel every 24 hours. That’s enough to refuel over 137,000 vehicles per day.

Of course if we’re using RDF as the feedstock, we are also adding a further benefit of reducing the amount of local waste to landfill anywhere we’re located.

Our facility design is modular, allowing us to scale up or down for required production volumes. Our business model is highly profitable, whilst supplying the highest quality cost effective product.

CO2 Capture & Storage

Along with hydrogen, CO2 is one of the gases we create from the carbon we are converting, however 

CO2 is completely captured during our process. At no stage is CO2 ever released as an emission.

With traditional incineration of feedstock to create gases, capturing CO2 is physically very hard and expensive. Further to these problems, CO2 from combustion is itself dangerously polluted with nitrogen and sulphur compounds, so cannot be used for industry without expensive post combustion purifying processes.

H2 First Fuels take the captured CO2 then liquefy it as a highly pure product to be sold and used in a variety of commercial applications such as Food & Beverage, Dry Ice, Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Healthcare, Water Treatment, Chemical Industry, Metal Industry and others.

Or we can recombine the CO2 with hydrogen to create a zero impurity methane gas or methanol fuel.

Key technology benefits

Sustainable zero emissions bulk hydrogen production
All organic matter (biomass, coal, etc) very rapidly (minutes) breaks down into its fundamental gases, typically H2, CO2, CO, and CH4
All gases are pure and unpolluted – no extra processing required. Hydrogen quality is always premium
System gives very high gasification efficiencies – 100%  of carbon content in minutes 
Hydrogen produced can exceed the hydrogen in the feedstock
Significantly cheaper production model than any other method including Steam Methane Reforming
Continuous process hydrogen supply, plant can operate 24/7
System is modular for scale-up production increases
Low grade, low value feedstocks can be used
Feedstock does not need drying 
Minimal site footprint, short installation time
Can be commissioned in locations of water scarcity
Solids are removed and used for building materials and other industry
All the CO2 is captured and used as a highly pure product, and can be reformed to create pure CH4
No incineration so no carbon taxes
Highly cost effective and profitable technology advantage
Patented and copyrighted disruptive innovation

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