Turquoise Hydrogen


Turquoise Hydrogen

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Pure Hydrogen has partnered with a French clean energy company, Plenesys, to develop decarbonisation processes through the creation of turquoise hydrogen, which is produced through a process known as methane pyrolysis, using natural gas and just 12.5% of the electricity required for electrolysis.

Along with hydrogen, we will target a high percentage of graphene/carbon nanotubes. The aim is to produce both low-priced hydrogen to advance the hydrogen economy and low-priced graphene to establish a graphene industry. When operated with renewable electricity and bio-methane, the process can become carbon negative. 

We have the exclusive rights to commercialise the process in most of the Asia-Pacific as well as Australia and sub-Sahara Africa. 

HyPlasma is a clean hydrogen production process that uses thermal plasma to decompose methane into turquoise hydrogen and carbon powder. Assuming methane is available, and the carbon powder can be sold commercially, it can replace other hydrogen production methods that are currently used.

Supplied Plenesys: Graphic of how the turquoise hydrogen system works.
Render of how the energy in a box system looks from the inside.

Initially, we plan to build a fully modifiable prototype in Australia that can produce 150kg per day of turquoise hydrogen. 

Following this, we will modify the prototype via the addition of carbon powder to produce bulk graphene and/or carbon nanotubes, which has the potential to significantly increase the value of the methane.

The next stage will be to design and build 1,500kg and 5,000kg turquoise hydrogen production modules for commercial applications. 

The modules will be housed in standard 12 metre (40-foot) shipping containers and therefore can be mobilised into full scale operation very quickly. 

Importantly, being standard shipping container size and design, the units can be built and installed with extra modules almost anywhere there is an adequate supply of methane to support the burgeoning domestic and international hydrogen markets.