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Electrified methane reformer produces far less carbon dioxide

A team of researchers from several institutions in Denmark, along with colleagues from Sintex and Haldor Topsoe, has developed an electrified methane reformer that produces far less CO2 than conventional steam-methane reformers. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their new technology and how well it works. Kevin Van Geem, Vladimir Galvita and Guy Marin with the Laboratory for Chemical Technology and Center for Sustainable Chemistry in Ghent have published a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue.  Production of hydrogen is big business. Approximately 60 million tons are made each year. It is used primarily to make methanol and ammonia for fertilizer. Some researchers estimate that collectively, steam-methane reformers account for approximately 3 percent of all global CO2 emissions.  Read more...



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