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Gasum and Hycamite begin cooperation on decarbonizing natural gas and biogas.
Energy company Gasum and Finnish company Hycamite TCD Technologies are to study the decarbonization of natural gas and biogas. Natural gas and biogas mostly consist of methane and Hycamite’s technology decomposes the methane molecules in gas into its elemental components, clean hydrogen and pure carbon with no emissions. Pure carbon can be used as a raw material in e-vehicle batteries, for example, and hydrogen can be used in clean energy production and as an industrial raw material.
The companies will study the markets and applications for decarbonized natural gas and biogas in the Nordic countries. They will also assess the lifecycle emissions of the hydrogen produced, and how to potentially reduce them.
There is already demand among Gasum’s industrial customers for hydrogen as a raw material. However, hydrogen production currently generates significant carbon dioxide emissions. Clean hydrogen can also be used to replace other energy sources.
“Gasum aims to provide customers with cleaner energy. Capturing solid carbon from natural gas and biogas makes it possible to further reduce climate impacts from use of gas. This is why we are really excited about this opportunity to explore the suitability of the solutions based on Hycamite’s technology for the needs of Gasum’s existing and potential customers.” said Mikko Syrjänen, Director, Business Development, Gasum.
Using Hycamite’s technology, Gasum’s gas can be converted, both centrally and decentralized at Gasum’s customers’ sites, into clean hydrogen and carbon without greenhouse gas emissions.
”We’re really pleased to start cooperation with Gasum because we now have a chance to broadly study the suitability of our technology for various purposes in Finland and the other Nordic countries. Our goal is to offer companies the chance to start using sustainably produced hydrogen now,” says Hycamite’s CEO Laura Rahikka.