Graforce to show plasma electrolyzers to produce hydrogen from waste at IFAT 2022
By Becky Schultz26 May 2022
Green hydrogen is projected to play an important role in meeting global climate goals. In fact, the global hydrogen market is forecast to grow by a factor of six by 2050, according to Graforce, a leading provider of sustainable solutions and carbon dioxide removal technologies based in Berlin, Germany.
To help ensure availability of cost-effective solutions for green hydrogen production, the company will be demonstrating its marketable methane and wastewater electrolysis plants and refueling systems at IFAT 2022, a leading trade fair for water, sewage and waste management.
As Dr. Jens Hanke, founder and chief technology officer at Graforce, points out, “Whether as fuel, heat source or a raw material, green hydrogen can make a significant contribution to achieving climate targets in many industries, Our plants produce green hydrogen from methane, wastewater, liquid manure or ammonia. We thus close energy and material cycles and make a significant contribution to a future without fossil fuels and CO2 emissions. And we deliver this quickly and cost-effectively.”
Graforce plasma electrolysis technology is designed to produce hydrogen from residual materials, with substantially lower manufacturing costs and higher yields. The company says the technology demonstrates “the immense market potential of green hydrogen and the range of applications for CO2-free or even CO2-negative energy and fuel.”
It adds that production of hydrogen using plasma electrolysis requires considerably less energy than water electrolysis, leading to significant cost reductions. Whereas water electrolysis needs 50 kWh/kg H2, the production of 1 kg hydrogen from methane takes only 10 or 20 kWh from wastewater.
Graforce is currently working with global leaders in engineering, procurement and construction for the development and customer-specific scaling of its modular plants. It is also in the process of expanding its strategic partnerships with financial and strategic investors to quickly scale its technology worldwide.