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Hydrogen (H2) can be efficiently generated from the syngas produced by FastOx gasification. H2 is one of the easiest renewable products to be formed as the high-quality syngas from FastOx systems contains a high volume of H2 (exact quantities depend on feedstock used). These levels can be further improved via a water-gas shift (WGS) reaction and purification through Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA).
During FastOx gasification, hydrogen can be produced in the gasifier via two mechanisms. The first mechanism is the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen, which leads to the derivation of H2. The second mechanism is the reaction of the injected saturated steam, which produces additional H2. The contribution of both of these mechanisms result in a syngas that is–after cleaning–between 20-30% H2 by volume.
The H2 end product can be manufactured at any purity required by the project developer. For example, if the hydrogen product is intended for injection into a local Hydrogen pipeline it must be a minimum of 98% volume H2. If the H2 product is to be used in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell, the H2 purity requirement is over 99.9% and with a maximum amount of carbon monoxide, CO, not to exceed 10 ppm.
Current hydrogen production facilities operate on large scales in a centralized manner. In contrast, FastOx gasification presents an opportunity to avoid the energy- and cost-intensive practices of preparing hydrogen for storage and transport. The scaling capability of FastOx gasification allows for small scale hydrogen production to be achieved in a distributed and localized manner. This makes the widespread adoption of this fuel much more economically viable.