8 Rivers – the net zero technology solutions inventor, announced on May 24th a groundbreaking advancement in blue hydrogen production that harnesses a carbon capture development. The company introduces the 8RH2’s CO2 Convective Reformer – a process that captures more than 99% of CO2, which is a groundbreaking efficiency in the production of hydrogen.
While most carbon capture technologies target a 90-96% capture rate, the 8RH2 oxy-combustion process eliminates virtually all direct CO2 emissions. 8RH2 uses natural gas and pure oxygen and then utilizes the CO2 produced in the combustion process as a heat transfer medium in a proprietary CO2 Convective Reformer (CCR) before sequestering the CO2.
The 8RH2 technology eliminates the need for costly amine or cryogenic-based CO2 separation processes that are normally required to capture CO2, as carbon separation is inherent to the process itself. The cost and scale of the capture process are also unrivaled in the market.
The ultra-low carbon hydrogen that is produced can be used as a fuel to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors or to replace coal in existing power infrastructure. The hydrogen could also be used to produce ultra-low-carbon ammonia which is easier to store in bulk and transport than hydrogen.
After being transported, reaching its end user, the ammonia is also known to be easily converted back to hydrogen. According to 8 Rivers, the ammonia produced by 8RH2 will provide a transportable low-carbon source of hydrogen and a scalable solution to accelerate the global transition to net-zero.
The 8RH2 process has been invented by Rodney Allam MBE, Master Inventor at 8 Rivers who also pioneered the Allam-Fetvedt-Cycle (AFC) cycle. The AFC cycle represents a new type of power cycle that takes a novel approach to emissions reduction and is the first new power cycle since World War II.
“At 8 Rivers, we are dedicated to accelerating the global transition to a sustainable energy landscape. This breakthrough in hydrogen technology is a testament to our commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship. We are excited to collaborate with partners and stakeholders to deploy the 8RH2 technology worldwide and to drive the transition to Net Zero on a global scale,” said Cam Hosie, Chief Executive Officer of 8 Rivers.