Chemicals and other industries
Graforce offers the chemical as well as other industries the key to achieving climate goals. This is because the Plasmalyzers® generate CO2-free or CO2-negative hydrogen, synthetic industrial gases and elemental carbon from a wide variety of feedstocks. This turns climate protection into a business model.
Graforce is the technology leader in sustainable hydrogen plants because its unique plasmalysis process is not material-specific. It can convert natural gas into hydrogen and elemental carbon and the toxic hydrogen sulfide (H2S) produced in refineries into hydrogen and elemental sulfur.
CO2-free power and heat generation
Methane Plasmalyzers® produce hydrogen from natural gas or biogas in an energy-efficient way. Using electricity from renewable sources, methane plasmalysis is just as climate-friendly as electrolysis – but at a much lower cost. This is because it requires only one fifth of the energy (10kWh/kg H2) compared to water electrolysis. The well-known steam reforming process requires even less energy but produces 9 kg of CO2 per kg of hydrogen.
The hydrogen is then used in hydrogen CHP units or SOFC fuel cells for CO2-free heat and power generation. Der feste Kohlenstoff ist ein wertvoller Hilfsstoff für die Industrie und wird beispielsweise für Asphalt, Beton, Zement oder zur Bodenverbesserung verwendet. Dies ermöglicht einen langfristigen Entzug von CO2 aus dem Kreislauf und ist damit von der CO2-Steuer befreit.
Energy self-sufficient, CO2-free high temperature
When methane plasmalysis is combined with a hydrogen turbine , the high-temperature heat and large amounts of carbon needed for certain production processes can be generated. Best of all, the system requires no external energy input. It is thus a process that pays off twice in terms of climate protection and economic efficiency.
Energy recovery from process water
Industrial processes generate various types of waste products. These usually must be processed or collected and disposed of at great expense. With the help of wastewater plasmalysis a high share of the nitrogen and carbon compounds it contains can be converted into valuable industrial gases such as hydrogen, nitrogen, methane and oxygen.
The hydrogen can be used directly for CO2-free heat and power generation in hydrogen CHP units or SOFC fuel cells. The solid carbon is a valuable auxiliary material for industry and is used for asphalt, concrete, cement or soil improvement, for example. This enables long-term removal of CO2 from the cycle and is therefore exempt from the CO2 tax.
Would you like to learn more about the many possible applications of plasmalysis in industry? We would be happy to advise you on individual adaptations.