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The Safe Decarbonisation of Combustion - Global Hydrogen Review Spring 2023 Issue

Monday, April 10, 2023

Read our latest article in the Spring 2023 edition of the Global Hydrogen Review where we discuss how increasing the energy efficiency of both new and existing steam methane reformers (SMRs) is an essential consideration for decarbonising operations.

Global Hydrogen Review - March 2023"Optimising cmbustion and ensureing tube integrity in steam methane reformers (SMRs) can help to maximise efficiency and saftey, and play an imprtant role in the global movement towards decarbonisation. Increasingly, governments and corporations around the world are evalutating their role in protecting the climate by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions - particularly carbon Dioxide (CO2).

Nevertheless, combustion - one of the main sources of CO2 emissions - will remain essential for power and heat across many industries. The steel, cement and chemical industries, for example, are especially challenging to decarbonise, as are mobility solutions including shis, airplanes and automotive vehicles. Recognising thar combustion processes will remain important in our future, large-scale decarbonisation initiatives have developed a number of solutions.

For example, carbon capture methods allow carbon emissions to be removed from the flue gas emissions generated by combustion. Alternative methods of head production are also being investigate. Electrification is just one way to generate heat in place of combustion, though this is not suitable where very high temperatures are requires. Additionally, hydrogen fuels can generate heat without creating CO2 emissions."

Click here to read the full article on pages 26-30