Proteum Energy and Transitus Energy entered into a Letter of Intent to explore joint development opportunities in the UK, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Norway to produce low-carbon H2. The collaboration brings together Transitus’ vision to decarbonize energy production in the North Sea region and Proteum’s proprietary steam non-methane reforming technology (SnMR) coupled with CCS to provide low-cost low-carbon clean H2 to the UK and European markets.
Laurence B. Tree II, president and CEO of Proteum said, “Proteum Energy is excited to join with Transitus to accelerate the UK and Europe’s transition to a clean energy economy by reforming natural gas resources from North Sea production into reliable, economical, clean hydrogen. Both companies share a common vision of decarbonizing energy markets with practical, economic and reliable low carbon intensity hydrogen solutions.”
Proteum has developed and operates proprietary modular technology that reforms non-methane hydrocarbons and oxygenated hydrocarbons into low cost, low carbon intensity H2 with CCS. Combining its novel SnMR technology with conventional process modules enables Proteum to scale up hydrogen production from 15 metric tpd to 150 tons or more, depending upon site requirements.
Utilizing existing gas reserves and infrastructure, the UK and Europe have every opportunity to build a low-carbon energy supply and be on the forefront of decarbonization.
“We see the UK as a leading market for the implementation of hydrogen transition technologies and infrastructure. Our partnership with Transitus enables us to support that effort by producing low carbon blue hydrogen from the UK’s available gas reserves and infrastructure utilizing our proprietary SnMR technology,” Tree said.
Bjørn Inge Tønnessen, Executive Chair of Transitus said, “Blue hydrogen will accelerate the transition towards decarbonization of the energy sector. It enables utilization of natural gas as a clean fuel. It is a “fast-track” to decarbonizing while ensuring reliable and affordable access to energy during these demanding times.”
Jack Peck, CEO of Transitus said, “Working with Proteum Energy and their cutting edge SnMR hydrogen technology will enable Transitus to convert wet natural gas into clean, robust, and affordable hydrogen. Blue hydrogen is a first step, a quick step on the pathway to the decarbonization of industrial and domestic heating, industrial processes, and transportation- especially for heavy and long-distance transport. It is a step that can be taken today. Blue hydrogen protects North Sea jobs and helps assure the UK’s and Europe’s “clean, affordable energy security”