We use cold pulsed plasma discharges to convert methane (CH4) or carbon dioxide and methane mixtures (CO2 + CH4) into value added products such as hydrogen (H2), solid carbon and carbon monoxide (CO).
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 intrant gas: electrons are created, accelerated and collided with the intrant gas 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.