Clean Power Capital Corp. has provided additional information about the technology being developed by PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp., an investee company of Clean Power. PowerTap’s third generation onsite hydrogen production module unit is enhanced for blue hydrogen classification via Advanced Carbon Capture and using renewable natural gas as its main feedstock to generate blue hydrogen.
The majority of hydrogen in the United States is produced utilizing Steam Methane Reformer (SMR) technology and natural gas as its primary feedstock with limited carbon capture (grey hydrogen). On the other hand, green hydrogen is produced using electrolysis, which requires significantly higher amounts of electricity which is expensive in many regions. PowerTap’s patented modular, onsite SMR production and dispensing system, which improves upon previous generations of hydrogen technology via advanced carbon capture and the use of renewable natural gas as the key feedstock, produces blue hydrogen.
PowerTap will be commercializing its blue hydrogen fueling solutions co-located on existing gas stations where natural gas and biomethane are delivered in key markets starting in the Western U.S. where green hydrogen is not economically viable or physically possible due to the lack of sufficient renewable energy sources to produce electricity.
“We look forward to being at the forefront of developing the Hydrogen Highway by providing a greener solution using renewable natural gas to support the refueling of vehicles and fleets across the U.S.,” said Kelley Owen, PowerTap’s Chief Operating Officer.
Source: Clean Power Capital Corp.