Rate ramp up gives Hazer a boost

A FINAL test run of Hazer Group’s first generation fluidised bed reactor pre-pilot plant – or 1st Gen PPP – produced nearly 1kg of graphite in a single run at more than four times the targeted rate, showing the Hazer process could be adapted to yield higher graphite or hydrogen purities.

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The graphite produced through the Hazer process

The Hazer process is a low-emission hydrogen and graphite production process that uses iron ore as a catalyst to convert natural gas and similar feedstocks into hydrogen and high quality graphite.

To test key technical features essential for large-scale commercialisation of the technology Hazer built the 1st Gen PPP, with the small and unoptimised reactor showing it could successfully run in continuous operation at full operating conditions.

There was a 400% increase in the average production rate of hydrogen and graphite during the final test run compared to initial test runs and results announced back in November, with nearly 1kg of graphite produced in a single run at a production rate of more than 5.5 kg per day of total products.

While the 1st Gen PPP is ...