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Enhanced Hydrogen Recovery

Cv̄ictus's patented technology to produce the 'greenest blue' hydrogen at very low-cost


The world needs huge supplies of low cost, low carbon clean energy and hydrogen for heat, heavy transportation, chemicals, and other difficult to decarbonize sectors. Current dominant supply from steam methane reforming (SMR) is low cost but emits almost as much CO2 as coal combustion. Electrolysis with renewable electricity is low carbon, but high cost and requires huge volumes of freshwater. Coal is an energy dense resource abundant not only in Canada and the US, but China, India, and developing countries that lack other energy resources. Extracting hydrogen from deep coal and brine without CO2 emissions could substitute globally for conventional fossil fuels at much lower cost and carbon intensity, at massive scale. Our Enhanced Hydrogen Recovery (EHR) technology allows for the conversion of coal from 'a CO2 source to a CO2 sink'.

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Innovative Integration of Proven Technologies

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Cv̄ictus’s Enhanced Hydrogen Recovery (EHR) technology will disrupt existing and emerging ways to supply hydrogen to energy and petrochemical markets as EHR:

  • is far lower cost than SMR of natural gas or electrolysis with renewable electricity;

  • emits far less CO2 and other pollutants;

  • is massively scalable in Canada and around the world;

  • requires minimal land use and no potable water; and

  • is a market solution that does not require costly government subsidies or politically difficult mandates.

Cv̄ictus will directly target the emerging hydrogen market and produce low carbon methanol for sale or downstream energy and chemical production while the hydrogen market grows to maturity.

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EHR Technology

The Greenest Blue Hydrogen

Cv̄ictus's Enhanced Hydrogen Recovery technology is highly competitive with lower carbon intensity and lower cost than other forms of hydrogen production.

  • Lowest Cost 

  • Lowest Carbon Intensity 

  • Tiny Land-use Footprint

  • No Fresh Water Use 

  • Globally Scalable 

  • Dense Primary Energy Source

Electrolysis requires  14-18 tons of water to make 1 ton of hydrogen. 

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Hydrogen Carriers

Cv̄ictus is ready to supply hydrogen as soon as infrastructure and customers are ready.

In the meantime, we will produce low-carbon intensity ammonia and methanol as liquid hydrogen carriers and key products to decarbonize petrochemical industries.

These commodities offer competitive cost and carbon intensity energy solutions now and in the net zero future. 

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