Hydrogen and carbon nanotubes

A new partnership in California wants to industrialise the process of using natural gas to create hydrogen, carbon fibres, and carbon nanotubes.

The project will be led by C4-MCP and include the Southern California Gas Co (SoCalGas), the US Government’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and West Virginia University (WVU).

It will receive funding from a number of US Government departments and offices.

The process will virtually eliminate CO2 emissions and help offset the cost of hydrogen production with simultaneous production of carbon fibres and nanotubes, which have a versatile range of uses. It is expected to help reduce the production cost of hydrogen to $2 per kilogram.

This blog has highlighted the rollout of hydrogen in California before. Hopefully this hydrogen/carbon project will help!