Sustainability

When it comes to sustainability, no hydrogen and acetylene technology in the market does more for the environment

When it comes to the environment, we believe impact must be driven by quantifiable results, what we can measure. While colors can define a process — such as green, blue, or turquoise hydrogen, for example — it doesn’t ultimately define the impact on the environment like directly measuring carbon intensity does.

That is where Transform Materials is ahead of pack — carbon intensity. For example, what if products from a Transform plant replaced the comparable, consolidated production of hydrogen and acetylene using the typical production processes? The impact would be significant. It would be the equivalent of:

  • A CO2 emission reduction by 110,000 MT per year, or 2,200,000 MT over 20-year life of facility
  • Or, it would be like taking 24,000 gas-powered cars off the road

Compare the specifics below of how our hydrogen production stacks up against traditional processes in measuring carbon intensity, as cited by the California Air Resources Board. 

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The Transform Materials’ process — which creates chemicals from natural gas without CO2 emissions — stands apart from existing technologies. The proof: most hydrogen used today is extracted from natural gas in a process that emits carbon dioxide. Read the study here>> How green is blue hydrogen?

Transform can convert methane into key chemicals. Why is that important? See a United Nations report which found that slashing methane emissions is more vital in tackling global warming than previously thought. Read the study here>> Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions | UNEP – UN Environment Programme

Transform’s conversion of methane into usable products is key to environmental sustainability. On a global scale, methane emissions are responsible for around 30% of warming since the pre-industrial era, according to the United Nations. And according to Durwood Zaelke, president of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development in Washington, D.C., “cutting methane is the single biggest and fastest strategy for slowing down warming. Read the study here>> AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.

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