Methane decomposition catalyst for cost-effective production of carbon dioxide-free hydrogen
A socially acceptable, sustainable and easy-to-implement technology is needed to rapidly decarbonise the energy sector. With this in mind, the EU-funded 112CO2 project proposes a new chemical reactor capable of using methane for the production of carbon dioxide-free hydrogen in a cost-effective way. It will develop a very active low-temperature methane decomposition (MD, also known as methane pyrolysis) catalyst, incorporating a cyclic regeneration step involving the selective hydrogenation of the carbon-attaching interface with the catalyst. A membrane reactor will be designed to run at about 600 °C with an energy density comparable to proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. If biomethane is used, the MD can remove CO2 from the atmosphere at competitive costs. The project’s MD reactor will be suitable for mobile and stationary applications.
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