Bright Hydrogen: Revolutionizing Hydrogen Production

The Problem 

The traditional methods of hydrogen production pose significant challenges:

Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Grey Hydrogen: Obtained from natural gas reforming, it releases 9 kg CO2 per kg of H2 produced, contributing to carbon emissions and environmental concerns.

CH4 + 2H2O → 4H2 + CO2

Grey Hydrogen: While cleaner, it’s 3 to 4 times more expensive than grey hydrogen due to the higher enthalpy associated with water electrolysis.

2H2O → 2H2 + O2

Hard Transition from Grey to Green Hydrogen

Transitioning to green hydrogen faces challenges in storage and distribution infrastructure, requiring massive capital investments.

Our Solution | Bright Hydrogen from Methane Decomposition

Hydrogen from Methane Decomposition

Negative Carbon Balance: Through methane decomposition, natural gas is converted into hydrogen and solid carbon without CO2 emissions.

CH4 → 2H2 + C (s)

Cost of Energy: Production costs are comparable to grey hydrogen, offering an economically viable and environmentally friendly alternative.

Swift Transition towards Hydrogen Economy

Existing Infrastructures: Utilizing the already established infrastructures for natural gas storage and distribution, methane decomposition enables a rapid transition to decentralized hydrogen production for electricity and heat.

Reactor Concept

Patented Process

Our low-temperature catalytic process operates at 500–650 ºC, ensuring efficiency and sustainability (Patent: WO2020121287).

Cyclic Regeneration

The catalyst undergoes cyclic regeneration using hydrogen, ensuring longevity and consistent performance.

Innovative Design

The reactor integrates inorganic membranes for separation, optimizing the hydrogen production process.

Sustainable Output

Highly graphitic carbon fibers serve as a valuable sub-product, contributing to sustainability.

Pixel Voltaic and the 112CO2 Project

Scaling Up Innovation

Pixel Voltaic collaborates with UPORTO in the 112CO2 Project, declared of “Strategic Importance for the EU.” Our technology promises socially acceptable, sustainable, and easily implementable solutions for decarbonizing the energy sector at competitive prices.

At Pixel Voltaic, we are pioneering a new era in hydrogen production, offering not just a solution but a transformation for a cleaner and more sustainable future. Join us on this journey towards a hydrogen economy that balances cost-effectiveness and environmental responsibility.