Innovative System Technology (ISTE), through a partnership with Levidian Nanosystems, a British company, has acquired the technology to produce eco-friendly hydrogen and cathode materials for secondary batteries simultaneously from natural gas.
ISTE’s collaboration with Levidian Nanosystems has unlocked the ability to produce turquoise hydrogen, a byproduct of natural gas pyrolysis, and graphene simultaneously. Levidian’s patented technology employs microwave plasma to convert natural gas into hydrogen and solid carbon dioxide while also producing graphene from CO2. Graphene, known for its exceptional properties like electrical and thermal conductivity and strength, is combined with silicon to create efficient and stable cathode materials for secondary batteries.
ISTE has ambitious plans to commercialize this innovative technology by significantly boosting turquoise hydrogen production capacity from several tens of kilograms per cycle to T-units. With its foray into the hydrogen sector in 2019, ISTE has been actively involved in designing and building hydrogen charging stations in various locations across South Korea, including Jeonju in North Jeolla Province.
Turquoise hydrogen derived from natural gas pyrolysis holds the promise of being an eco-friendly and sustainable energy source. This method of hydrogen production reduces greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to the global efforts to combat climate change. On the other hand, graphene offers tremendous potential for enhancing the performance and efficiency of secondary batteries, powering various industries and applications.
ISTE’s pioneering efforts in combining turquoise hydrogen production and graphene synthesis from natural gas showcase South Korea’s commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly technologies. The fusion of eco-friendly hydrogen and cutting-edge graphene has the potential to revolutionize the energy and battery storage industries, making significant strides towards a greener and cleaner future. As the technology advances, ISTE’s collaboration with Levidian Nanosystems could be a game-changer in the global pursuit of cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions.