We have developed a reactor that combines the hydrogenation of biomass and waste to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) with the provision of the necessary hydrogen via electrolysis. The integration is achieved by Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOEC) under uniform pressure and temperature conditions. The hydrogen is generated inline directly in the reactor so that no intermediate storage is required. The combination of exothermic hydrogenation with endothermic electrolysis is expected to achieve unprecedented efficiencies.
HYDROGENATE allows the recovery of nutrients contained in the waste, such as phosphorus, and the decomposition or separation of pollutants. The objective is to treat all kinds of waste with HYDROGENATE, such as industrial and municipal waste, sewage sludge, plastics, or used tires. Whether contaminated or not.