The MSG reactor may be configured to produce renewable hydrogen from water and a wide variety of carbon-containing biomass materials such as glycerol, bio-gas, bio-solids and algae. The renewable hydrogen can then be used as a feedstock for a fuel cell to continuously produce renewable power.
Further, WHL has a patent pending on an integrated process to produce renewable hydrogen or power using an algae growth unit in conjunction with a MSG reactor and a fuel cell. Carbon-containing algal biomass is grown in the algae growth unit and converted to carbon dioxide and hydrogen in the MSG reactor. The hydrogen is used in a variety of applications, while the carbon dioxide is diverted back to the algae growth unit to grow algae.
Through a combination of heat integration, use of renewable feedstocks and capture and recycle of carbon dioxide for algae growth, the patent pending renewable hydrogen production process has the ability to become near or completely carbon-neutral in its environmental impact, thereby reducing, or eliminating, the need for extraneous hydrocarbon materials and carbon dioxide emissions. The flexibility of the integrated algae & MSG process allows for extraction of high value products from the algae, such as oils, prior to feeding to the MSG reactor.
Molten Salt Gasification can produce high-pressure hydrogen at significantly lower cost and environmental impact than current hydrogen manufacturing technologies – using low cost feedstocks such as petroleum coke.
Molten Salt Gasification can produce hydrogen for refueling stations using methane or renewable feedstocks – and generate significantly less CO2 than conventional hydrogen production technologies.
The Molten Salt Gasification technology can be operated in synthesis gas mode to produce CO and H2 which can be used for utility systems or as a feedstock to liquefaction processes.
Molten Salt Gasification technology can convert the super heavy fraction of heavy oils, such as oil sands bitumen, to hydrogen or synthesis gas.