About Our society

HYDROGEN - TECHNOLOGY

About 95% of Hydrogen we use today comes from processing natural gas. The remainder is produced using electrolysis – a process that splits water into its individual components, Hydrogen and oxygen. Some of the specific technologies used to produce Hydrogen include:

Steam reforming converts methane (and other hydrocarbons in natural gas) into Hydrogen and carbon monoxide by reaction with steam over nickel catalyst. The carbon separated from the Hydrogen in the reforming process may be captured and sequestered to avoid damage to the environment. Electrolysis uses direct electrical current to split water into Hydrogen at the negative electrode and oxygen at the positive electrode.

  • Steam electrolysis is a variation on conventional electrolysis.
  • Thermo chemical water splitting uses chemicals and heat in multiple steps to split water into its component parts.
  • Photo catalytic systems use special materials to split water using only sunlight.
  • Biological systems use microbes to break down a variety of biomass feedstock's into Hydrogen.
  • Thermal water splitting uses a very high temperature (approximately 1000°C) to split water.
  • Gasification uses heat to break down biomass or coal into a gas from which pure Hydrogen can be extracted.