On-site, on-demand hydrogen
Industrial Feedstock - Cost effective use of electricity
Hydrogen is the mostly widely used industrial gas in the world with the majority used in crude oil refining, but also as chemical feedstock in float glass manufacturing, high alloy metal refining as well as the food and electronics industries.
Nu:ionic's Microwave Catalytic Reformer eliminates the emissions and complexity of natural gas combustion for producing hydrogen, allowing industrial gas users to produce hydrogen from clean electricity and natural gas, while seamlessly integrating into existing unit operations.
Decarbonized Energy - Four times more CO2 abated per kWh
Blending hydrogen into fuel gas distribution grids reduces the carbon footprint of commercial and residential heating.
Nu:ionic's process allows utilities to decarbonize the natural gas grids in a cost effective manner, with four times more CO2 abated per kWh of renewable electricity when compared to electrolysis.
Transportation - Unlocking a zero emissions future
While hydrogen can be produced at low cost at large scale, the significant cost and complexity of distribution significantly increases its cost when used in smaller quantities in the emerging fuel cell electric vehicle market.
Nu:ionics's on-site, on-demand hydrogen production units is gas reforming done right for small scale - cost effective, carbon capture ready and with minimal emissions.
Natural gas and Renewable Natural Gas
Nu:ionic utilizing steam reforming of natural gas, without the associated natural gas burners. Our process is cleaner, and utilizes 25 - 30% less natural gas per kg of hydrogen produced.
Renewable methanol, produced from municipal solid waste or biogas, offers a low cost pathway to introduce hydrogen. Microwave Catalytic Reforming of methanol is compact and highly efficient for the most capital efficient approach to deploy renewable hydrogen production.
Renewable ammonia, produced in large scale at centralized facilities, offers a carbon-free carrier of hydrogen energy. Nu:ionic's process allows cost-effective ammonia dissociation that is more responsive and efficient than alternative approaches.
Electricity - the common ingredient
Nu:ionic utilizes electricity in the form of highly efficient industrial microwave. Our reactors are simple and modular, require no fired heating and have no heat transfer limitations.
The mild operating conditions and compact design result in significant cost benefits.
An important energy vector in a low-carbon energy ecosystem
To meet the decarbonization goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, global hydrogen production is expected to double from its current level of 60M t/yr to 120M t/y by 2026, and then grow 500M t/y by 2050. This will result in significant cost reductions for hydrogen production and use, making it competitive with other transportation and heating fuels.
Nu:ionic's Microwave Catalytic Reforming allows innovative new pathways to producing hydrogen in a distributed and cost-effective manner, and also allows the electrification of existing industrial processes to enable capturing and storing associated CO2.