Waste to Value
Carbon negative and less expensive than fossil fuel alternatives

New energies fuels and green ammonia from waste    

 Hydrogen Refinery (H2R), established in 2021, is bringing to market the world leading and patent protected Plasma Electrolysis System (PES) that has been under development by the military since 2003.

The PES system efficiently breaks down hydrocarbons using a microwave induced plasma to produce pure hydrogen and a carbon soot. The pathway to hydrogen production and hydrogen derivatives is defined as “gas splitting producing solid carbon” or 'clear' carbon negative hydrogen. 

Originally PES was designed to produce 99.99% pure hydrogen from available battlefield fuels such as diesel and aviation fuel (Kerosene). H2R have adapted the technology to produce hydrogen from waste hydrocarbons such as non-recyclable plastics and biogas (a mixture of carbon dioxide and methane).

The carbon dioxide in the biogas aids the conversion of methane to hydrogen in the PES system.

PES can also produce synthesis gas (syngas). Syngas is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide and is ideal for producing synthetic fuels such as synthetic marine diesel (SMD) and synthetic aviation fuel (SAF).

Most notably, the PES operates without a catalyst so is tolerant to a variety of feedstocks that may contain impurities. All of the impurities together with any excess carbon exit the system in a solid carbon soot. There are no gaseous carbon emissions from the process. Effectively this is Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage (CCUS).

PES is designed as a modular system that produces 1 tonne of pure hydrogen per day. Each PES unit is skid or pallet mounted. To make 10 tonnes of hydrogen per day, 10 PES units are operated together.

Background 

For the past 100 years the global economy has thrived on low-cost energy from fossil fuels. The climate consequences are now clear, and to meet Net Zero fossil fuels must be phased out.

Hydrogen Refinery (H2R), established in 2021, is bringing to market the world leading and patent protected Plasma Electrolysis System (PES) that has been under development by the military since 2003.

PES produces the new energies fuels the global economy needs for the next 100 years like hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, synthetic marine diesel (SMD) and synthetic aviation fuel (SAF) using a low-cost and carbon negative process. 

PES uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to adjust real-time system performance to allow the processing of mixed and variable waste streams without a catalyst to achieve the desired outputs of either pure hydrogen or syngas.

The PES system also generates heat and pressure, ideal for linking to Haber-Bosch, Fischer-Tropsch, glass manufacturing, green steel, green cement or other industrial processes.

  • PES is NOT methane pyrolysis
  • PES does NOT use a catalyst or membrane
  • PES does not use any rare earth materials, no platinum, no palladium and no iridium

Carbon negative hydrogen and syngas production from waste.
Low-cost green ammonia, at a lower price than ‘grey’ ammonia from natural gas.

Drop-in fuels like SAF, SMD and synthetic diesel designed to be used in an existing engine without any or only minor modifications, at the same price or cheaper than regular fossil fuels.


Products include:

Hydrogen and Ammonia

Syngas to produce new energies fuels:

  • Methanol
  • DME - Dimethyl ether
  • SAF – synthetic aviation fuel, kerosene
  • SMD – synthetic marine diesel
  • Synthetic diesel

Environmentally friendly green chemicals

  • COderived chemicals and polymers
  • Acids
  • Lubricants

Carbon products

  • Green cement
  • Vehicle tires