Technology

CHyP System

CHyP Product ImageWhat Is It?
Proton Power, Inc. (PPI) has developed a patented renewable energy system that produces inexpensive hydrogen on demand from biomass and waste sources.

This core technology, referred to as Cellulose to Hydrogen Power (CHyP), is ideal for clean energy applications such as distributed or central-station electrical power generation, hydrogen production or producing synthetic diesel fuel.

Co-products are biochar, a highly effective soil amendment, and water.

PPI has successfully tested a wide variety of biomasses in its CHyP system, including switchgrass, various kinds of sawdust, and processed municipal solid waste.

CHyP Diagram

switchgrass_hexThe hydrogen produced from the CHyP system can be used in various clean energy applications including:

  • Supplement for existing diesel fuel generators up to 60% of diesel usage eliminated
  • Natural gas generators CHyP syngas can be burned directly to make electricity
  • Renewable diesel and other synthetic fuels drop-in ready synfuels at attractive ROI’s
  • Demolition and construction debris power generation binds toxic materials into non-leachable form and reduces volume going into land fills by 96%

Available sizes of 250 kWe, 500 kWe, 1000 kWe, and 2000 kWe allow excellent scalability.

Advantages
The CHyP system provides many advantages over standard energy options:

    • A high yield of 65% hydrogen in CHyP syngas leads to low hydrogen cost
    • Biomass can have 45% moisture content eliminates drying step
    • Tars and particulates are virtually eliminated no need for expensive and energy-intensive syngas clean-up process
    • Higher power density than many other syngases
    • The process is carbon neutral or negative
    • The systems are scalable upward from 250 kWe to suit the application
    • The cellulosic fuel is renewable and sustainable
    • Small footprint facilitates remote locations
    • Continuous operation makes good economic sense
    • CHyP system can provide all ways energy is used: heat, electricity, and synthetic fuels

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