Pioneering the pure hydrogen economy

Our hydrogen separation technology is a clean, compact and fully scalable alternative to other hydrogen purification solutions.

Our technology

Producing sustainable, cost-efficient and safe hydrogen is a complex challenge. Our technology is leading the way.

Our solution

Hydrogen Mem-Tech’s commercially-ready palladium separators extract pure hydrogen from bio- and natural gases.

The unique qualities of palladium

All of our separators have a unique, ultra-thin palladium membrane, capable of separating ultra-pure hydrogen from all other molecules.

Our technology explained

High performance

  • Only hydrogen atoms move through the membrane and reassociate as purified hydrogen.
  • High hydrogen recovery rates of up to 99% enable more production volume.
  • From industrial purity to ultra-high purity grades for fuel cell applications.
  • Wide range of feed gases ensure process flexibility.

Modular, compact design

  • Scalable
  • Low plant footprint and flexible layout.
  • Easy, low cost integration and installation.
  • Optimised flow pattern for maximised performance.
  • Ultra-thin palladium membranes are bonded to a substrate plate and stacked securely in cassettes.

Simple and safe

  • No moving parts for high reliability and uptime, plus low maintenance costs.
  • Requires no chemicals for cleaning or maintenance.
  • Tolerates high vibrations with very low operational noise levels.

Ready to order

Hydrogen Mem-Tech’s separators are produced in Trondheim, Norway, and can be delivered worldwide.

Low maintenance

Our technology requires low levels of maintenance, ensuring maximum uptime.

Customer service

Our friendly team provides customers worldwide with regular support.

Business verticals

Our hydrogen separation technology can be used across existing industries and emerging markets:

Refining

Separation and recovery of H2 to support industrial processes (such as hydrocracking, hydrotreating and hydrodesulfurization) where petroleum is transformed and refined into products. The separator is typically integrated with a variety of industrial H2 production technologies (including SMR, ATR, CCR and POX), or used to process syngas or off-gases for H2 recovery.

Petrochemicals

H2 is one of the most important feedstocks of the modern chemical and petrochemical industry. A close relative of refining, these complexes are often co-located.

Ammonia

H2 separation and purification from the industrial H2 production technology of choice to support ammonia synthesis. Ammonia is used in the fertiliser industry to support agriculture and is emerging as an important H2 carrier and fuel for shipping and other transport applications.

Methanol

Methanol is a chemical building block for hundreds of everyday products and requires significant volumes of high purity H2 for the synthesis and recovery from the reformed methanol stream.

Bio-refining

The use of renewable natural feedstocks (biomass) to manufacture refined products like those of petrochemical refineries. H2 applications for our separator here are very similar. Biofuels are examples of end products.

Transport

Centralised and decentralised separation and purification of ultra-pure H2 from several production routes, including small scale gasifiers, plasmalysis units, methanol reformers and ammonia crackers. H2 is typically used for fuel cell applications in vehicles, heavy trucks and buses, trains and ships.

Steel

Decarbonization of the steel industry is accomplished both with the transition to H2 fuels for heat or direct reduction and recovery of H2 from off-gases in processes such as steel annealing.

Methanol (Sub-scale)

Production of methanol in conjunction with smaller and de-centralised hydrogen production unit technologies. Methanol is an emerging H2 carrier of interest that can be easily transported and reformed back into H2 for use.

Ammonia (Sub-scale)

Production of ammonia in conjunction with smaller and de-centralised hydrogen production unit technologies. Ammonia is an emerging H2 carrier of interest and an important agricultural product that can be easily transported and reformed back into H2 for use or used in farming directly.

Biogenic H2

Upgrading and reformation of biogas to a synthetic gas containing high fractions of H2. Biogenic hydrogen originated from varying feedstocks such as manure, crops, wastewater and wood waste and is separated and purified often to exacting fuel cell standards

Power generation

The transition from natural gas to clean burning H2 in power generation is a decarbonization pathway. H2 for this application may need to be de-blended from existing natural gas distribution pipelines where H2 has been blended in for ease of transportation over long distances.

Pipeline gas distribution

De-blending H2 from natural gas pipelines to extract and purify hydrogen at a point where H2 is required for use.

Want to know more?

Get in touch with our friendly team, or give us a call.

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Leirfossvegen 27
7038 Trondheim

Phone

+47 242 00 202