Innovation Project


Hydrogen production

The joint project Methane Pyrolysis (Me²H2) is researching the production of climate-friendly hydrogen from natural gas. Although processes already exist to convert natural gas into hydrogen, they are not very climate-friendly. In so-called steam reforming, hydrogen is produced from hot steam and methane. The by-product is CO2, which has no further use and is released into the environment. Methane pyrolysis, on the other hand, produces only carbon and hydrocarbons in addition to hydrogen. Moreover, only a fraction of the energy that would be required for water electrolysis, for example, is needed.

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Project details

Project responsibility

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG


01.06.2019 bis 01.05.2022

Funding amount

241.159,00 €

Funded by

German Federal Government