Hydrogen Thermochem Corp

Hydrogen Thermochem Corp

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SMR & DMR Hydrogen & Bio-Fuel Production

H2 KINETICS BOSS - H2 MODELLING DESIGN AND SIMULATION PROCESS

HTC's modelling/design/simulation processes and staging platforms for reactor and Catalyst design, has set an industry benchmark for cost effective deployment of H2 production. The ability to cost effectively configure catalysts and adapt reactor designs to accommodate multi-feed stocks, ensures maximum efficiencies are achieved on deployment of the production systems.

STEAM (SMR) AND ACTIVATION H2 - DRY (DMR) REFORMATION REACTION CATALYST

The Catalyst itself changes the "Activation Energy" via a chemical reaction and reduces the amount of energy required to start and maintain the reaction. This reforming is specifically designed using non-noble metals making it very cost effective to produce, while reducing Catalyst contamination.

PURESHIFT- WATER GAS SHIFT CATALYST ("WGS")

The WGS Catalyst allows the Catalyst to work more energy efficiently and as such produces an exothermic reaction. Working in conjunction with the dry reformation Catalyst which produces an endothermic reaction causes a net energy balance within the reaction process. This net energy balance allows for a cost effective, CO2 capture Catalyst with quick start up times.

DESIGNER CATALYSTS - CUSTOMIZED CATALYST DESIGN

Designer Catalysts allows us to customize a design specific to a feed stock (e.g. Coal Types, Natural Gas, Ethanol, Canela Oil etc.) These customized designer catalysts are cost effective, contamination resistant and efficient.

BIO-FUEL TECHNOLOGIES

Hydrogen from Ethanol and other Bio-fuels

HTC is developing commercializable technologies to improve pure ethanol production, bio-diesel and creating hydrogen from crude ethanol and other bio-sources such as grains, and cellulous. HTC presented a scientific published paper on the production of hydrogen from fermented only (crude) ethanol in Perth Australia .. Click on link for a summary of this published paper -->

PROCESSES & CHEMICAL REACTIONS: WHY NEW CATALYSTS?

  • Combustor:
    CH4 + 3/202 (Air) CO2 +H2O + Heat (start up)
  • Dry Reforming Reactor:
    CH4 + CO2 ← Catalyst-D + Heat → 2 CO + 2H2 (650℃)
  • Water-Gas-Shift Reactor:
    2CO + 2H2O ← Catalyst-W → 2CO2 + 2H2 + Heat (670℃)

HTC Chieft Technology Officer - Dr Ahmed Aboudheir making a Key Note Presentation

Hydrogen Information

Size of the Industry

Currently, the U.S. market alone for hydrogen is estimated at 29 billion cubic feet per day, with an annualized growth rate of four percent. It is also anticipated that the growth for hydrogen generation will increase at a higher rate as fuel cells become more commonplace. Recent announcements by most of the major automobile companies as well as stationary fuel cell manufacturers would indicate that the fuel cell industry is about to undergo expansive development. With this fuel cell expansion, increased demand for hydrogen to fuel these power sources is anticipated. As fuel cells replace traditional internal combustion engines (ICE's) and with advances of the micro fuel cell industry, it is HTC's opinion that this increased demand for hydrogen will foster the new hydrogen economy. Additionally, as the costs of oil production increases, and as world oil reserves decrease, the transition to the hydrogen economy will accelerate.

Key Product Segments

The potential markets are substantial. The product segments can be broken down into a number of sectors:

Automotive

Power Generation Fuel

  • Remote power: homes and small business
  • Centralized power: large hydrogen generating facility that could be used for fuel to run generators tied into the power grid
  • Back up power to existing facilities (replacement of diesel generators)

Energy Markets

  • More efficient reformation of natural gas and other hydrocarbon fuels to hydrogen
  • Hydrogen for refinery use

Industrial Markets

  • Ammonia based fertilizer production
  • Food processing
  • Fibre optic cable
  • Rocket fuel

Key Market Segments

The main markets in the hydrogen industry are anticipated by HTC to include:

(i) hydrogen for industrial applications
(ii) hydrogen fuel for transportation applications, and
(iii) hydrogen fuel for regenerative applications.
(iv) hydrogen for portable and personal power applications.

Hydrogen for Industrial Applications

Hydrogen has many diverse industrial applications, including its use in chemical processing, specialty metal production, petroleum refining, and in the electronics, power and food industries. Consumers of hydrogen for industrial applications, typically acquire their hydrogen by having it delivered to their facilities by industrial gas suppliers or by manufacturing it onsite. HTC believes that on-site hydrogen generation is becoming increasingly attractive due to a number of factors, including reduced capital costs, reduced footprint and ease of operation of onsite packaging hydrogen generation and supply systems.

Additional H2 Information

Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association

NREL