Plasmalysis of methane
The plasmalysis of methane decarbonises the methane. In this process, the methane (CH4) is not combusted directly, but is split up into its molecular components of hydrogen (H2) and carbon (C). Four kilograms of methane and 10 kWh of electricity, for example, produce 1 kg of hydrogen and 3 kg of elemental carbon.
The hydrogen can be used directly for CO2-free generation of heat and electricity in hydrogen CHPs or fuel cells. Solid carbon can be used as an industrial raw material, for example, for the production of steel, carbon fibres and other carbon-based structures and materials.
Using electricity from renewable energies, methane plasmalysis is just as climate-friendly as electrolysis- – but the costs are significantly lower.
When using biomethane, carbon dioxide is extracted from the atmosphere by the plasmalysis of methane. Graforce is therefore for the first time offering a real alternative to the controversial CCS storage of CO2 (carbon capture storage).
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