Research project to avoid CO₂ emissions receives $750,000 funding

July 30, 2020


A research project that aims to avoid CO2 emissions within hydrogen production, led by the MIT professors Asegun Henry (Mechanical Engineering) and Paul Barton (Chemical Engineering, PSEL), has been awarded $750,000 in funding by the Center for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage, one of the MIT Energy Initiative’s Low-Carbon Energy Centers. The project, "Lower cost, CO2-free, H2 production from CH4 using liquid tin”, investigates the use of methane pyrolysis instead of steam methane reforming (SMR) for hydrogen production. This new method could avoid the significant CO2 emissions associated with SMR hydrogen production, while also creating a second revenue stream of solid carbon. 

More details about the research project and the award can be found here.