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Hydrogen-Processing Technology: HyET and ENPRO Join Forces 

Here’s an article posted in ETN.

According to the article,

  • HyET Hydrogen of Netherlands and ENPRO Industries of India have signed an MoU to collaborate on hydrogen-processing technologies.
  • ENPRO will be the engineering and manufacturing partner for electrochemical hydrogen processing equipment for various capacities and pressure ranges.
  • HyET develops and markets electrochemical hydrogen processing technologies covering compression, purification, and gas extraction for small-scale and large-scale applications.

More Information about the processes:
Electrochemical hydrogen processing technologies, like those developed by HyET Hydrogen of the Netherlands, offer promising solutions for the production, purification, and compression of hydrogen. When partnered with an engineering and manufacturing firm like ENPRO Industries of India, the potential for widespread adoption and innovation in the hydrogen sector is substantial.

Let’s break down the process of electrochemical hydrogen processing:

  1. Electrolysis: The process begins with electrolysis, where an electric current is passed through water (H2O), splitting it into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2) gases. This is typically done using proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers. These electrolyzers consist of an anode and a cathode separated by a proton exchange membrane. The electric current splits water molecules into hydrogen ions (protons) and oxygen ions.
  2. Purification: Once hydrogen is generated through electrolysis, it often contains impurities such as moisture, oxygen, and other gases. Purification is essential to ensure the quality and safety of the hydrogen produced. HyET’s electrochemical purification technology utilizes selective membranes to remove impurities, resulting in high-purity hydrogen suitable for various applications.
  3. Compression: Hydrogen produced through electrolysis is typically in a gaseous state and needs to be compressed for efficient storage and transportation. HyET’s compression technology employs electrochemical compression, which uses a solid-state electrolyte to compress hydrogen directly. This method eliminates the need for mechanical compression systems, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs.
  4. Gas Extraction: In some cases, hydrogen may be produced as a byproduct of industrial processes or extracted from sources such as natural gas. HyET’s electrochemical gas extraction technology enables the efficient separation of hydrogen from gas mixtures, allowing for the recovery and utilization of hydrogen from various sources.

Specific data points and informative facts:

  • HyET’s electrochemical hydrogen processing technologies are designed to be scalable, catering to both small-scale and large-scale applications. This scalability makes them versatile for various industrial and commercial use cases.
  • Electrochemical hydrogen processing offers advantages over traditional methods, including higher efficiency, lower energy consumption, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • ENPRO Industries, as the engineering and manufacturing partner, will play a crucial role in the production and deployment of electrochemical hydrogen processing equipment. Their expertise in engineering and manufacturing ensures the efficient and reliable operation of these technologies.
  • The collaboration between HyET Hydrogen and ENPRO Industries signifies a strategic partnership aimed at advancing hydrogen infrastructure and promoting sustainable energy solutions globally.

Overall, electrochemical hydrogen processing technologies represent a significant step towards realizing the potential of hydrogen as a clean and renewable energy carrier, and collaborations like the one between HyET Hydrogen and ENPRO Industries will drive innovation and adoption in this rapidly evolving field.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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