Distributed hydrogen refers to hydrogen produced in small quantities, usually through electrolysis and pyrolysis. This allows hydrogen to be generated and used when and where it is needed, for example, in microgrids.
Many see the future of hydrogen as a fuel rooted in the ability to generate it on-site. That’s partly because transporting and storing hydrogen today is expensive and challenging.
The primary goal of most pyrolysis technologies is to convert existing feedstocks into higher-value intermediate liquids, which can then be refined and added to a range of products, including hydrocarbon fuels, petrochemicals, and oxygenated fuel additives.
While interest in distributed hydrogen blending technologies is accelerating, there are a few inherent challenges for end-users, utilities, and government regulators.
While the gas itself is invisible, a widely used system of color codes helps to identify and describe how hydrogen was produced.
Modern Electron pyrolysis technologies use existing natural gas distribution networks to deliver methane where clean hydrogen is needed.