At the Petronas Race2Decarbonise, Graforce received recognition for its methane electrolysis (plasmalysis) in the “Gas Flaring Reduction or Elimination” category out of more than 500 technical solutions submitted globally.
The competition’s objective was to hasten the creation of low-CO2 processes and so lower greenhouse gas emissions.
In the world, natural gas production facilities burn about 150 billion cubic meters of gas annually. This results in the annual emission of more than 400 million tons of CO2 and the waste of precious resources. For this, Graforce has a response: Methane and other hydrocarbons that were previously vented or flared are transformed by plasmalysis into clean hydrogen and fixed carbon, producing energy that is climate-neutral.
The first firm to provide technology that is ready for the market to decarbonize flare gas production and significantly lower emissions globally is Graforce. Just 2% of emissions in Europe come from routine gas flaring, but the globe loses a tremendous amount of energy while harming the environment.
Hydrocarbons like methane are broken down into their molecular constituents, hydrogen and solid carbon, in Graforce’s modular plasmalysis systems by a high-frequency plasma field powered by renewable energy. The hydrogen can then be used to produce heat and energy without releasing any emissions. A important raw material for numerous industrial uses is high purity carbon (steel, concrete, asphalt or soil improvement). This technology is also the first commercially viable substitute for Carbon Capture Storage because CO 2 is long-term bonded in products (CCS).