We use cold nanopulsed plasma to convert methane (CH4) into value-added products:
hydrogen (H2) and carbon black (C).
The process is known as plasmalysis
Plasma is a ionized gas, generated by electric pulses.
We use the plasma discharges to operate the plasmalysis of the methane: electrons are created, accelerated and collided with the methane molecules to dissociate them.
Our plasma discharges are under thermodynamic non-equilibrium, which means that the electrons are much more energetic than the gas itself: as a result, we dissociate the molecules without heating the gas extensively, which increases the energy efficiency of the process.