Within our LCH technology, as the hydrogen is produced, the CO2 produced alongside it can be efficiently and cost effectively captured. The JM process captures over 95% of produced CO2, at much lower cost than would be possible for a conventional steam methane reforming technology. This results in overall lower plant CAPEX and OPEX requirements. The captured CO2 can be transported and stored using carbon capture and storage (CCS). CCS is a process for storing vast quantities of CO2 in geological formations or taking advantage of decommissioned oil and gas infrastructure. Because of this, it’s a process that will lend itself well to some geographies and geologies well for many years to come, for example in the UK and USA.
JM technology has a major positive impact on the overall carbon footprint of the hydrogen produced relative to other technology options at lower capital and operational cost than standard technology.