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24.08.2022

Journal of Petroleum Technology – Tracking the Energy Transition

The American Journal of Petroleum Technology discusses the contribution of global companies to the energy transition. In the context of this, Graforce's methane electrolysis technology was cited as an example of a more energy-efficient alternative to electrolysis. For the same amount of green hydrogen, only about one fifth of the energy is needed compared to the conventional electrolysis of water. View»

22.08.2022

GAS PATHWAYS – Graforce deploys Plasmalysis to turn LNG into Hydrogen

German energy tech startup Graforce says it has a method for producing hydrogen from LNG, and believes the product can be shipped to Europe to support the EU's green goals. Graforce's technology is known as a plasmalysis, which involves using a high-frequency plasma field powered by renewable electricity. The plasmalyser splits hydrocarbons into their constituent molecules, hydrogen and solid carbon, meaning the operator can produce hydrogen without having to deal with gaseous CO2, as they would if using steam methane reforming. View»

19.08.2022

Eco Voice - Methane Electrolysis can achieve EU’s Climate Targets

For independence from Russian natural gas imports, the European Union is increasing imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from the USA or Azerbaijan. Climate activists fear this will soften/miss the EU's climate targets. Graforce's plasma analysis enables compliance with the EU decarbonization targets if LNG or LPG is not burned but converted into hydrogen and solid carbon directly at the terminal or at decentralized locations with the help of green electricity and our hydrogen plants. View»
18.08.2022

businesswire – Methane Electrolysis can achieve EU’s Climate Targets

To become independent of Russian natural gas imports by 2027, the European Union is increasing near-term imports of US or Azerbaijan liquefied natural gas (LNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The main element of LNG, methane, is the second leading greenhouse gas contributing to climate change. Environmental organizations warn that long-term supply contracts for the fossil LNG will undermine the European Green Deal. The German company Graforce has developed a methane electrolysis technology (plasmalysis) that uses LNG or LPG to produce hydrogen and solid carbon for dioxide-free energy generation. Compared to water electrolysis, plasmalysis requires only one fifth the energy to produce the same amount of hydrogen. View»

02.07.22

CleanTechnica – Beyond Renewable Energy: Giant Thermoses & Wastewater On Tap

Now that low cost renewable energy is here, policy makers are scouting about for the most effective ways to stretch those clean kilowatts. The hunt is especially urgent in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, where emergency energy planning is under way if Russia turns off the spigot on its gas pipelines. With that in mind, let’s check out the goings-on in Berlin. View»
29.06.2022

H2 View – Exclusive: Graforce‘s Plasma electrolyser technology

Graforce’s ‘Plasmalyzer’ made waves as an alternative form of hydrogen production from renewable electricity. To learn more about Graforce and the potential its technology holds for the future of hydrogen production, H2 View spoke to Dr. Jens Hanke, founder and Chief Technical Officer of Graforce. View»

27.06.2022

POWER TECHNOLOGY – Graforce Develops Plasma Electrolysis Technology for Green Hydrogen Production

German energy company Graforce has developed a plasma electrolysis technology that can convert methane and wastewater into hydrogen. The process splits nitrogen and hydrocarbon compounds found in wastewater and other feedstocks, instead of splitting water molecules to make hydrogen. The company’s ‘Plasmalyzers’ separate nitrogen and carbon molecules into their atoms using a high-frequency voltage field generated from solar or wind energy. View»
30.05.2022

IFAT 2022 - New chances and possibilities for municipal hydrogen

Sustainable technologies are the future. And hydrogen is on the rise: novel processes facilitate zero-emission production from existing raw materials such as wastewater, garbage or biomass. Beyond that, exciting examples of innovative applications are waiting to be explored at the IFAT 2022 in Munich. Graforce's plasmalysis process generates CO2-free and CO2-negative hydrogen from residual materials. The company thus makes a significant contribution to the economy's decarbonization. View»

25.05.2022

businesswire –Graforce presents plasma electrolysers for hydrogen from methane and wastewater on IFAT 2022 fair

Green hydrogen is key to achieving a circular economy. Graforce has developed a plasma electrolysis technology that can produce hydrogen from residual materials – with significantly lower manufacturing costs and higher yields. Graforce will be demonstrating its marketable methane and wastewater electrolysis plants and refueling systems at IFAT, the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage and waste management. They demonstrate the immense market potential of green hydrogen and the range of applications for CO2-free or even CO2-negative energy and fuel. View»

25.05.2022

H2 View – Plasma electrolysers can use wastewater to produce clean hydrogen

German sustainable solutions company Graforce has developed plasma electrolysis technology that can produce hydrogen from methane and wastewater. The technology does not split water molecules to produce hydrogen, but instead splits nitrogen and hydrocarbon compounds found in wastewater or other feedstocks. The company’s, so-called ‘Plasmalyzers’ use a high-frequency voltage field (plasma) generated from solar or wind energy splits nitrogen and carbon compounds into their atoms. View»
23.09.2021

Handelsblatt Annual Conference on Gas 2021

During a Tech Talk, Jens Hanke and Torbjørg Klara Fossum, Vice President Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor ASA with moderators Klaus Stratmann and Lohberg put technologies related to pyrolysis, CCS/CCU to the test. Plasmalysis is the first marketable alternative to controversial CCS storage. View »

08.09.2021

HANDELSBLATT: “Why these three family entrepreneurs are forging a hydrogen alliance”

Following Viessmann’s “Hydrogen in the Here and Now” event, Handelsblatt reported that the Viessmann Group, Schmidt Kranz Group and Graforce are concerned that the innovations of medium-sized companies have not yet reached the political arena. View »
08.09.2021

“Hydrogen in the Here and Now – Family Businesses as Innovation Drivers”

On September 8, 2021, Jans Hanke spoke at the VIESSMANN event about why we need to think more broadly about the topic of (green) hydrogen to exploit the potential for the energy transport and heat transition. Family businesses and startups in particular are important drivers of innovation. View »
30.08.2021

Der Tagesspiegel – Hydrogen from the miracle boiler

In his article, Alfons Frese impressively presents how our technology can advance the energy transition. But he also addresses how difficult it is as a young company to keep up with the many inquiries. View »
15.07.2021

Focus Magazin – Hydrogen – The savior of the energy transition?

In the FOCUS LIVE TALK, I discussed with the deputy chairwoman of BUND Verena Graichen, the climate policy spokesman of the FDP Dr. Lukas Köhler, the Energy Transition Manager of Shell Jens Mueller-Belau as well as the Innovation Officer for Green Hydrogen Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, under which conditions hydrogen can become the key of the energy transition. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Sebastian Doedens, Head of Politics & Associations at BurdaVerlag. View video »
27.05.2021

Handelsblatt Hydrogen Summit 2021

On May 27, 2021, I discussed with Maximilian Viessmann, Co-CEO of the Viessmann Group, the contribution hydrogen can make to the heat transition in an event moderated by Kathrin Witsch. Ansehen »
20.05.2021

Waste-to-Resources 2021

Waste-to-Resources 2021 is a platform for the international exchange of knowledge on the material and energy recovery of waste, starting with collection and ending with the recovery of materials. The 9th edition in May 2021 was held under the patronage of German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. Jens Hanke presented the possibility of using hydrogen from biogenic sources with a negative CO2 balance for fuel cell waste collection vehicles. View »

17.05.2021

Zukunft Gas “Going all out for hydrogen”

The Zukunft Gas digital event series highlights the prospects and challenges for hydrogen in all areas: From hydrogen import and transport to its use in housing, commerce or industry, to the end consumer – together with renowned experts, we would like to discuss the role of hydrogen in all areas. Jens Hanke presented our project “MOA-H2eat” on May 17. View video »
30.04.2021

WIRTSCHAFTWOCHE: Waste in, fuel out

In this edition of Wirtschaftswoche, Edgar Lange presented approaches to using wastewater, plastic waste or liquid slurry as a cheap source of energy. Of cause we are also mentioned. View »

26.04.2021

H2-Forum, Berlin

In the context of the “TECHNOLOGY PITCHES,” Jens Hanke and five other companies presented innovative hydrogen applications. The topic of the presentation was “Light Green Hydrogen from Biogas and Wastewater”. View video (from minute 9:30) »
23.04.2021

Berlin ENERGY DAYS

The decarbonization of heat grids is an essential building block for the achievement of climate targets. The use of renewable gases, such as biomethane and green hydrogen, can help achieve these targets. In a round of presentations, Jens Hanke presented the MOA project and the potential of methane plasmalysis for CO2-free heat generation in neighborhoods. View »
14.04.2021

HANDELSBLATT: Out of the garbage can and into the tank

In an “Energy and Climate” special, Handelsblatt looks at alternative fuel concepts. Under the headline “We close the cycle,” Thomas Mersch presented Graforce’s technology.
10.01.2021

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Paths to hydrogen

A quarter of the world’s energy demand could be met by green hydrogen in 2050, according to studies. In the publisher’s special “rethinking,” Heimo Fischer explores different paths towards green hydrogen – and one of these paths leads to Graforce’s electric fields