Clean Hydrogen Technologies

Clean Hydrogen Technologies

At Clean Hydrogen Technologies Turquoise Hydrogen are produced and sold by processing methane using our own unique catalyst.

Company Details

Belmont, California, United States
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Management Team

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David Cassidy

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About Clean Hydrogen Technologies

The problem we're solving:

Over 95% of the world’s hydrogen is today produced using a process called SMR (Steam Methane Reforming), which requires over 20 tonnes of water and releases over 8 tonnes of CO2 emissions per tonnes of hydrogen produced. Nonetheless, SMR is very cheap to produce at $2,000 per tonne and uses very little electricity at 2 MWh per tonne of Hydrogen. Any future solution will have to compete with these energy and price per production attributes. The remaining hydrogen is produced using electrolysis which has no CO2 emissions but does require a 9 tonnes of water per tonne of hydrogen placing pressure on the water demand. Also, electrolysis requires 5-6 times more energy than SMR and at scale is 3-4 times more expensive to produce, requiring new infrastructure and changes to supply chains.

Our solution:

CHT (Clean Hydrogen Technologies) slot right into the existing gas infrastructure and supply chain with little impact. CHT use the same upstream gas. CHT does not burn the gas, so they have no CO2 emissions. Instead, CHT's catalysts are used to process the gas and produce Turquoise Hydrogen and a solid by product, called conductive carbon, used to manufacture batteries. Importantly the same electricity is used as SMR and at scale can produce for less than SMR per tonne.

Our differentiator:

  • CHT's catalyst and unique process designs are the source of CHT's compelling capabilities.
  • As far as known, no other technology can produce hydrogen as efficiently or can produce high quality by products, consistently.
  • No other solution can produce as energy and price efficient as CHT’s
  • CHT can scale down into small reactors for hydrogen hubs fueling transport and large production plants can scaled up to with thousands of reactors producing 1,000,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year as a source of energy to produce electricity using the same gas infrastructure in place today.
  • CHT don’t take up the same space as large electrolysis plants so can be close to major populations.
  • CHT can work in multiple decentralised production models or large centralised models.

Our biggest achievement:

  • On average, 92.5% of the time CHT are producing pure hydrogen, recycling un-cracked methane back into the process.
  • Producing majority conductive carbon black and small quantities of Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT) in a 3:1 proportion to the hydrogen.
  • As far as known, CHT's catalyst is more effective than any other catalysts used in similar pyrolysis process for cracking methane.
  • CHT's ability to operate semi-continuously where other reactors must shut down to manage clogging or replace catalysts.