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Hydrogen

Reliable production from different feedstocks in the most cost-efficient way

Hydrogen is an essential element in a broad range of industries, such as chemical, refining, and steel. As a result, the cost-efficient and stable production of high purity hydrogen are vital to the profitability of many businesses. Topsoe processes produce hydrogen from natural gas as well as a wide range of alternative feedstocks including coal, LPG, heavy naphtha, waste, and other biomaterials. Our solutions can be tailor-made to allow feedstock flexibility and are optimized to ensure the most reliable production of the highest purity hydrogen, using the least amount of energy and other resources.

Green hydrogen - produced by electrolysis

Cost-efficient solutions

Blue hydrogen is produced from hydrocarbon sources, such as natural gas, and combined with carbon capture technology. The captured carbon is then stored or utilized for industrial applications. Such carbon capture, storage, and utilization (CCSU) drastically reduces CO2 emissions and leads to a positive climate impact.

In hydrogen production processes, CO2 is created both as a by-product of the reforming process (pre-combustion) and as a by-product of fuel firing (post-combustion).

For both pre-combustion and post-combustion CO2 recovery technologies, we have well-established collaboration with reputed suppliers, and these units are integrated into the hydrogen plant design in the most optimal way to ensure a reliable and cost-effective operation of the plant.

Hydrogen production with carbon capture - blue hydrogen

Green hydrogen produced by electrolysis

Green hydrogen is being produced by electrolysis, which is a process that uses electricity to split water molecules (H2O) into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). When electrolysis is combined with renewable electricity, the production of fuels and chemicals can be decoupled from fossil resources, paving the way for an energy system based on 100% renewable energy.

Topsoe offers Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) technology which is attractive because of unrivaled conversion efficiencies – a result of favorable thermodynamics and kinetics at higher operating temperatures. Our high-temperature SOEC – solid oxide electrolyzer cell – delivers up to 30% more green hydrogen from the same amount of renewable electricity, compared to standard technologies like PEM and alkaline electrolysis.

Green hydrogen produced by SOEC can be processed further into eMethanol, green ammonia, and a host of other green chemicals and fuels.

Learn more about our green hydrogen solution

Some plants need to produce very small quantities of methanol. To meet this need, we have developed a solution for capacities from 1,000 MTPD down to as low as 100 MTPD.

Our small-scale offering is a fully modular plant which is a one-step process using our compact HTCR convection reformer instead of a traditional tubular reformer.

Topsoe’s small-scale methanol technologies offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Capacities down to 100 MTPD
  • Modularized design that shortens the time from decision to first production
  • Modularized design for truck transportation enabling remote site operation
  • Robustness process
  • Meet on-demand requirements

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