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