ENERGO’s technology is based on a disruptive and patented method, combining for the first time heterogeneous catalysis, known since the 16th century, and cold plasma of “Dielectric Barrier Discharge” type (DBD), mastered since the 1950s mainly in ozone production.
In less than 3 years of development, ENERGO’s team has been able to push the conversion technology from lab scale up to semi-industrial demonstrator. Today ENERGO’s aim is to continue the deployment towards the commercialization of its product.
ENERGO’s technology includes the following innovations:
|Coupling between a cold plasma of very low power consumption and a fixed bed of heterogeneous catalysis,|
|Optimization of the catalyst formulation,|
|Plasma-catalytic isothermal reactor design.|
These innovations offer the following advantages over existing conventional catalytic solutions:
|Operation at atmospheric pressure and low temperature, —————————————————————|
Compatibility with polluted gases,
50-fold reduction of catalyst volumes,
Applied to methanation reaction for instance, these advantages bring a cost reduction of 40% on the production costs (CAPEX + OPEX) compared to currently available solutions*.
* Comparison study of methanation technologies carried out by an independent consultant (ENEA Consulting)