header-problem.jpg

TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM

THE PROBLEM

Clean hydrogen costs too much.

Hydrogen can provide a zero-emission fuel for transportation as well as help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 

many tough-to-decarbonize sectors of our economy, including heavy-duty transportation, natural gas for 

heat and power, chemicals manufacturing and steel production, however, the production of hydrogen 

must be clean and affordable to achieve these goals.

problem-bubble1.jpg

Unlike coal or wind, hydrogen is not a readily accessible energy 

source. Hydrogen is typically found in water (H2O) and natural 

gas (or methane, CH4) and it must be extracted to be utilized as a 

clean energy currency.

Steam methane reforming (SMR) is the current industry 

standard and lowest cost option for large-scale H2 

production. SMR, however, generates substantial 

greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are costly to 

mitigate using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).

problem-bubble2.jpg
problem-bubble3.jpg

By contrast, green H2 solutions using electrolysis from 

renewable electricity are attractive for their ultra-low 

emissions, but they are energy intensive and expensive. New 

solutions are necessary to meet the growing demand for low 

carbon-intensity fuels and decarbonized industrial feedstocks 

... without adding cost.

home-contactus-learnmore.jpg
button-ekona.png
button-learnekona.png