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Atlantic consortium developing technology to remove solid carbon from natural gas

A Canadian consortium in New Brunswick has received a $2 million grant from the federal government to develop a "cl...

September 26, 2005   Canadian Consulting Engineer

A Canadian consortium in New Brunswick has received a $2 million grant from the federal government to develop a “clean” energy technology intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The government has given the grant to the consortium led by Atlantic Hydrogen of Fredericton to develop and demonstrate its trademark CarbonSaver technology. The technology would produce hydrogen and remove solid carbon from natural gas without releasing greenhouse gases. It feeds hydrogen-rich natural gas to internal combustion engines that generate electricity. At the same time, the carbon is removed in solid form rather than being returned to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. The technology is expected to be most applicable for distributed power and refuelling applications linked to the existing natural gas distribution grid.
Besides Atlantic Hydrogen, the consortium developing the technology includes the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Energy Reaction of Montreal, PrecisionH2 Power of Montreal, Enbridge and Hydrogen Engine of Iowa. These parties have contributed $4 million to add to the $2 million in federal support, which was given as a grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.


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