PLASMASUN

BREAKDOWN OF WASTE COMPONENTS WITH PLASMA

Landfill sites are a global problem. Despite the waste hierarchy, tonnes of waste are dumped every day, releasing harmful greenhouse gases such as methane (CH4) and CO2. The currently prevailing measures and national commitments are not sufficient to achieve the 1.5°C target. The escaping methane could be utilised for urgently needed hydrogen production.

However, the technologies available to date have led to high levels of CO2 emissions, which is contrary to the climate targets.
Our goal is to break down methane/natural gas (CH4) and produce hydrogen (H2) and soot without producing CO2. By effectively extracting H2 and soot from natural gas and landfill gas, we want to harness the potential of clean energy and contribute to sustainability.

PLASMASUN

EFFECTIVELY TRANSFORMS VARIOUS
WASTES INCLUDING PLASTICS
AND CONTAMINATED ORGANICS
INTO VALUABLE SYNGAS
AND CARBON BLACK.

PlasmaSun utilizes a DC plasma system for superior energy efficiency and control, processing various waste materials at temperatures above 3,000 K.

This method not only converts waste into syngas and carbon black but also ensures the thermal decomposition of organics without oxidation, producing hydrogen and valuable carbon.

Its compact design allows for adjustable temperatures and custom solutions with diverse burner capacities, facilitating the vitrification of ash and supporting a circular economy with its inert and industrially reusable byproducts.

THE PLASMASUN PROCESS

DIRECT CURRENT PLASMA FOR PURE
HYDROGEN EXTRACTION

Currently, hydrogen is mainly produced by steam reformation. In this process, methane from natural gas is mixed with steam to produce a combination of H2 and CO2 or H2 and CO. The H2 and CO are then separated from each other. The CO is then burned, forming climate damaging CO2 in the exhaust gas.

Our aim is to split methane/natural gas (CH<sub>4</sub>) and produce hydrogen (H2) and carbon black without producing CO2 By effectively extracting H2 and carbon black from natural gas, we aim to harness the potential of clean energy and contribute to sustainability.

BEFORE

  • Contaminated wood waste
  • Plastic waste
  • Waste containing oil and toxic substances
  • Contaminated soil

plasma TORCH

  • High stability, consistency and durability
  • Organic toxins are destroyed
  • Gases are split, separated and purified
  • No dust is released
  • The volume is significantly reduced and the material is inertized

OUTPUT

  • Organic materials converted into synthesis gas (Hydrogen + CO)
  • Resulting ash can be further processed, vitrified, and made inert
  • Produced carbon can be reused in various products (e.g. car tires, activated carbon filters)

TEAM PLASMASUN

Plasma is the fourth aggregate state

Not easy to handle but full of possibilities for a cleaner future. Setting new standards in hydrogen extractions means a great challenge, with 7 years of development time ahead of us. Now we have made the breakthrough to the gamechanger PlasmaSun.

METHAN-SPLITTING WITH PLASMASUN

DIRECT CURRENT PLASMA FOR PURE
HYDROGEN EXTRACTION

PlasmaSun uses a DC plasma system, which achieves higher energy efficiency compared to AC systems. The DC plasma system also provides higher plasma densities and better control of plasma temperatures than AC and high frequency systems.

The starting material is pyrolyzed at temperatures of over 3,000 K using the plasma torch. Pyrolysis, i.e. the thermal decomposition of the chemical components without oxidation, breaks down the complex organic molecules into their individual atoms through molecular dissociation. The only residues are hydrogen and solid carbon, which can be used as a valuable raw material in industry.

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