Carbon Air – A new resource for the carbon-negative industry
HYDROGENATE is a moonshot project to convert gigatons of atmospheric CO2 into a carbon-negative resource: Carbon Air.
We do this in partnership with nature. Nature converts CO2 into biomass, which over time turns into waste. Instead of burning the waste back to CO2, our HYDROGENATE technology first converts the organic components of the waste to methane, largely without leaving any organic residue. Methane is then transformed into solid carbon by means of methane pyrolysis: Carbon Air. Carbon Air will become a CO2-negative resource for durable goods such as carbon-negative building materials for future carbon-negative buildings and carbon-negative cities.
The hydrogen used for the conversion of the waste is released again in the subsequent methane pyrolysis and is thus available to the process in the cycle. This allows the process to be operated in a very energy-efficient manner.
XPrize Carbon Removal
HYDROGENATE is an official participant in Elon Musk’s $100 million XPrize Carbon Removal. We believe that HYDROGENATE will be the most cost-effective and scalable process for the climate-relevant removal of CO2 from the atmosphere – initially via biomass and waste and later additionally directly from the air. With the XPrize participation, we want to demonstrate the technology together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), first on a prototype and then on an industrial scale, and develop the business model for scaling up to the gigaton range.
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