TAD Reactors instantly produce Hythane with a blend of 70% Hydrogen and 30% Methane. It is the best suitable mix for existing Natural Gas supply chains.
Compared to Methane, Hythane can cut Carbon Monoxide emissions by 30% and oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) by 50%. The fuel can run in existing CNG engines and be delivered from existing CNG fuelling stations. It is fully developed and immediately marketable. A Hythane mix of 7% Hydrogen to 93% Methane by energy (about 20% Hydrogen by volume) gives the best combination of cost-efficiency and energy reductions.
Hythane - The ancient fuel
Delivering blends of hydrogen and methane (the primary component of natural gas) by pipeline has a long history, dating back to the origins of today’s natural gas system when manufactured gas produced from coal was first piped during the Gaslight era to streetlamps, commercial buildings, and households in the early and mid-1800s. The manufactured gas products of the time, also referred to as town gas or water gas, typically contained 30%–50% hydrogen, and could be produced from pitch, whale oil, coal or petroleum products. The use of manufactured gas persisted in the United States into the early 1950s, when the last manufactured gas plant in New York was shut down and natural gas had displaced all major U.S. manufactured gas production facilities. In some urban areas, such as Honolulu, Hawaii, manufactured gas continues to be delivered with significant hydrogen blends and is used in heating and lighting applications as an economic alternative to natural gas
Adding hydrogen to natural gas can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions if the hydrogen is produced from low-carbon energy sources such as biomass, solar, wind, nuclear, or fossil resources with carbon capture and storage (CCS). Any social or environmental benefits associated with sustainable hydrogen pathways could arguably be attributed to natural gas with a hydrogen blend component in proportion to the hydrogen concentration. In the downstream extraction pathway, use of hydrogen in FCEVs improves air quality by reducing sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and particulate emissions and displacing conventional gasoline or diesel fuels. The blending benefit would be similar, in some respects, to the introduction of biogas into the natural gas pipeline as a means of providing a renewable natural gas product to consumers.