CATAGEN receives £4.9m to scale biohydrogen technology

CATAGEN has been awarded £4.9m ($6m) in funding by the UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) to develop a biohydrogen reactor in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

In the project’s first phase, the company successfully completed a feasibility study on a prototype ClimaHtech BIOHGEN Biohydrogen Generator in real-world settings, and this funding will enable CATAGEN to deliver a full-scale demonstrator by 2025.

The DESNZ funding initiates the second phase, which will see the development and commercialisation of the technology, including a fast ramp up of production, bioCO2 replacing fossil CO2 and all produced from a biomass waste product.

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