Clean energy technology company H24US announced on Monday (22nd March) that its advanced polymer membrane technology has the “best-known observed performance” in selecting hydrogen from other gases with very high throughput.
This observed performance was directly compared to other contrasting membranes via published data and the US firm claims this technology is one of the current leaders in this field.
The H24US process, called H2PrimeEnergy, uses certain specialised materials and proprietary processing steps.
H24US produces an exceptionally low cost, high-performance membrane for separating hydrogen from multicomponent gas streams.
These inexpensive membranes can be used for splitting hydrogen from other gases, and for hydrogen purification.
This technology will facilitate hydrogen distribution via existing infrastructure by inserting low concentrations (up to 20%) of hydrogen to natural gas in existing pipelines and then using H2PrimeEnergy units for deblending the hydrogen at the customers’ site.
H24US has outlined that blending hydrogen into the existing natural gas infrastructure has national and regional benefits for energy storage, resiliency and emissions reductions.
Hydrogen produced from renewable, nuclear, or other resources can be injected into natural gas pipelines with the blend used by conventional natural gas customers to generate power and heat.
In addition to this, the Hydrogen Council has stated that green hydrogen production prices are dropping faster than previously expected, with optimal operations beginning to achieve price parity (with fossil based grey hydrogen) by 2030 even without carbon taxes on the grey hydrogen.
H24US President Mike Rocke said, “The new technology has created a cost-effective solution for selecting hydrogen out of gas mixtures that are produced from multiple sources.”
“The H24US membrane does not use expensive precious metals in its manufacture.”
“H2PrimeEnergy™ technology is a key to overcoming excessive cost issues now blocking acceptance of green hydrogen as the future of clean, zero carbon energy.”
H24US has filed for two US patents on its unique technology and has been self-funded by the founders since inception.
It is currently seeking additional investment to build out the company’s hydrogen membrane and hardware production volume manufacturing.