Hydrogen is used for industrial processes such as petrochemical industry applications, transportation fuel and an energy carrier to support long-duration energy storage. The ability to cleanly, efficiently and economically generate hydrogen has market value, particularly with a scalable solution that can be sized appropriately for different market needs and opportunities.
FuelCell Energy has developed a solid-state electrochemical hydrogen separation (EHS) system for the highly efficient and selective separation of hydrogen from dilute process gases generated by petrochemical companies that is capable of producing high purity hydrogen with a scalable solution.
The technology provides a unique way to separate hydrogen from clean natural gas or renewable biogas in a process with relatively low energy consumption and without the need for pressurization. Hydrogen can also be compressed in the same process, using just minimal energy and avoiding the use of mechanical rotating equipment. The high efficiency of the EHS process and lack of moving parts results in low operating costs compared to current hydrogen separation technologies. Sustainability is an added benefit as using an electrochemical process instead of combustion via steam reforming leads to a low or zero carbon solution virtually free of criteria pollutants that uses just a fraction of the water of conventional technologies.
The system is remotely monitored 24 hours a day by trained technicians at the Global Monitoring and Control Center