Hydrogen is a revolutionary fuel when it comes to powering kilns. Its versatility allows it to replace traditional fuels like natural gas, offering an efficient and environmentally friendly source of heat. However, using hydrogen does require careful attention to safety. Its flammability range is broad, making it vital to control the concentration of hydrogen in the air. Furthermore, kilns and fuel systems must be specifically designed to handle hydrogen fuel. The key to harnessing the power of hydrogen in kilns lies in maintaining a balance between safety and functionality.
Why is our Kiln so vital?
Our kiln is a groundbreaking hydrogen-burning kiln that operates on a 30-100% hydrogen mixture. This innovative fusion of science and technology, combined with the use of hydrogen as a fuel source, has the potential to revolutionize the way kilns are fired in the future.
Hydrogen is an incredibly eco-friendly fuel option, surpassing the environmental impact of conventional gas, electricity, and coal. By harnessing the power of hydrogen in our kiln, we not only reduce carbon emissions but also pave the way for a greener and more 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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