Millions of years ago dinosaurs and plants
ruled the earth. Now, those mighty rulers are what make up our oil. And it’s that oil
that helped start amazing advancements in food production, transportation, industrial
enterprises and power distribution. But while our oil consumption speeds up, our finite
natural resources are running out. It’s simple. We need a better fuel alternative
today to keep our world moving tomorrow. And with the IH2 technology, we do. Developed
by GTI and exclusively licensed by CRI Catalyst, this revolutionary process can now take organic
material and common, everyday waste and turn it into fuel and export steam to keep our
world running smoothly. CRI’s revolutionary IH2 technology is easily
adaptable to a wide variety of feedstock, including agricultural residue such as bagasse
and corn stover. With little commercial value, these residues
can be used in the IH2 process to create a new untapped fuel.
The first step in the process pre-treats the biomass, or in this instance, corn stover
and bagasse, through sizing and drying. The biomass then enters the hydropyrolysis
stage, where it meets a proprietary catalyst along with hydrogen to break carbon-oxygen
bonds and replace them with carbon-hydrogen bonds.
Next light gases given off from the hydropyrolysis stage react with steam at temperatures of
750-800 degrees Celsius to ultimately produce renewable hydrogen.
Finally during the hydroconversion stage the unfinished fuel meets a second custom catalyst
and is polished in the fixed bed hydrotreater. Ultimately, the IH2 process primarily produces
hydrocarbon fuel, that is used to power the harvesters and combines used in food or energy
crop production. And when compared to competing renewable fuels, IH2 output has a greater
energy content and higher process efficiency. Not to mention, that fewer greenhouse gasses
are produced per gallon of fuel, as compared to alternative renewable fuels.
Not too bad for corn stalks, eh? For more information on revolutionary IH2
technology, visit our website at www.cricatalyst.com.