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Ebara to Use Methane to Make ‘Turquoise’ Hydrogen – Nikkei Asia

Tokyo-based machinery maker Ebara is working on a new process to make “turquoise” hydrogen using methane instead of fossil fuels, Nikkei Asia says

New process uses CO2 and green hydrogen to make methane which can be mixed in to supplement natural gas.
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Tokyo-based machinery maker Ebara is working on a new process to make so-called “turquoise” hydrogen, according to Nikkei Asia, which said hydrogen production is normally carbon-intensive, but Ebara’s process will use methane instead of fossil fuels.

The result could be a potentially emissions-free version of the fuel that produces solid carbon, it said. The government-backed New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization has supported the project, which saw Ebara team up with the National Institute for Materials Science, Shizuoka University and materials maker Taiyo Koko, the report said.

Read the full report: Nikkei Asia.


Note: This report was amended and the headline changed on June 6, 2022.




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Neal McGrath

Neal McGrath is a New York-based financial journalist. Neal started his career covering the Asia-Pacific region for the Economist Intelligence Unit, then joined Asian Business magazine. He's subsequently held a variety of editorial positions covering business, economics, finance and sustainability. Neal has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and the US.


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