When it comes to fueling kilns, hydrogen is a game-changer. This versatile element can replace natural gas and other fuels, providing an efficient and eco-friendly source of heat. However, using hydrogen as a fuel does come with its own set of safety considerations. With its wide range of flammability, it's crucial to carefully control the concentration of hydrogen in the air. Additionally, the kiln and fuel system must be specifically designed and built to handle hydrogen fuel. Safety and functionality go hand in hand when harnessing the power of hydrogen in kilns.
Why is our Kiln so vital?
Our kiln is a revolutionary 30 -100% Hydrogen burning kiln. This cutting-edge science and technology, along with the use of hydrogen as a fuel, has the potential to completely transform the way kilns are fired in the future. Hydrogen is a far more environmentally friendly fuel compared to conventional gas, electricity, or even coal. Its utilization in our kiln not only reduces carbon emissions but also paves the way for a greener and sustainable future in the kiln industry.
Different ways to create hydrogen.
Green hydrogen is defined as hydrogen produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable electricity.
Grey hydrogen is traditionally produced from methane (CH4), split with steam into CO2 – the main culprit for climate change – and H2, hydrogen. Grey hydrogen has increasingly been produced also from coal
Blue hydrogen follows the same process as grey, with the additional technologies necessary to capture the CO2 produced when hydrogen is split from methane (or from coal) and store it for long term.
There are technologies (i.e. methane pyrolysis) that hold a promise for high capture rates (90-95%) and effective longterm storage of the CO2 in solid form, potentially so much better than blue that they deserve their own colour in the “hydrogen taxonomy rainbow”, Turquoise hydrogen. However, methane pyrolysis is still at pilot stage.
There are quite a few other coloured variants of hydrogen but these at the moment are the most commonly used.
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