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Decarbonizing with Clean Hydrogen

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Industrial Decarbonization

What Hydrogen Future Can We Expect?

Many in the green technology industry see hydrogen as the key to a greener and more environmentally friendly future. A future that does not see us giving up driving, flying, or even manufacturing steel. However, in a world that’s heating up, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, can we do enough in the time […]

Civil Construction: Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Building a Sustainable Future

Greenhouse gas emissions in civil construction are a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. It is crucial for the construction industry to take immediate action to reduce these emissions and mitigate their impact on climate change. One effective approach is to focus on reducing embodied carbon in construction materials. Embodied Carbon in Civil Construction Embodied […]

Methane Pyrolysis

On-Site Pyrolysis and Renewable Energy

Technically pyrolysis is defined as the thermal degradation of material at a high temperature in the absence of oxygen gas. The resulting byproducts of this degradation are condensate (water/tar) and non-condensable gasses. If the feedstock is biomass, then the byproducts can also include biochar. The proportions for each of these byproducts mainly depend on the […]

Biomass and methane pyrolysis

Harnessing the Power of Biomass In the realm of pyrolysis, the spotlight is often on biomass. When subjected to the right conditions, biomass pyrolysis can yield substantial clean fuels. The Department of Energy gives this definition: “Biomass is a renewable organic resource, includes agriculture crop residues (such as corn stover or wheat straw), forest residues, […]

Utility Hydrogen

Hydrogen Vs. Natural Gas: Can Hydrogen Live Up to The Hype?

With the world still reliant on fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, to meet its ever-increasing energy requirements, there is a strong push to find and use renewable energy sources, like Hydrogen, to displace fossil fuels. Hydrogen (specifically green Hydrogen) has been a viable candidate for decades. However, will the future run […]

Hydrogen Generation Behind The Meter: What You Can Accomplish

The energy sector is evolving away from traditional power generation and distribution. This transition has been escalating over the last decade. While traditionally, all grid-tied systems have been located in front of the meter, an increasing number of new systems are behind the meter. Many experts predict that the future of energy and power generation, […]

Turquoise Hydrogen

What Hydrogen Future Can We Expect?

Many in the green technology industry see hydrogen as the key to a greener and more environmentally friendly future. A future that does not see us giving up driving, flying, or even manufacturing steel. However, in a world that’s heating up, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, can we do enough in the time […]

Best Hydrogen Colors For The Environment

Many experts today point to hydrogen as the ultimate clean energy source. However, the cleanliness of an energy source boils down to how the hydrogen is produced or extracted. While the gas itself is invisible, a widely used system of color codes helps to identify and describe how hydrogen was produced. With this color scheme, […]

Distributed Hydrogen

On-Site Pyrolysis and Renewable Energy

Technically pyrolysis is defined as the thermal degradation of material at a high temperature in the absence of oxygen gas. The resulting byproducts of this degradation are condensate (water/tar) and non-condensable gasses. If the feedstock is biomass, then the byproducts can also include biochar. The proportions for each of these byproducts mainly depend on the […]

Hydrogen’s Growing Role in Washington’s Decarbonization Strategy

In Washington, turquoise hydrogen should emerge as a front-runner in the state’s ambitious decarbonization efforts. The state of Washington is a leading champion of clean energy. Experts believe turquoise hydrogen could herald a major shift in the state’s energy dynamics, leveraging Washington’s distinctive resources and policy approach. Hydrogen as Energy in Washington A closer look […]

Carbon Capture And Sequestration

Important Steps To Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

One of the first steps to stopping human-influenced climate change is to lower, if not eliminate, the amount of global greenhouse gas emissions produced by our activities. Carbon dioxide is one that we need to be particularly aware of, mainly because we’ve been putting billions of tons of it into the atmosphere every year over […]

Is Natural Gas Carbon Footprint Significant?

Many people may refer to natural gas as the cleanest of all fossil fuels we use. Perhaps that’s why it is responsible for producing a significant portion of the world’s electricity. However, it is a fossil fuel, and like all fossil fuels, it has a carbon footprint. So, the question is: how much of a […]