When it comes to sustainability, no acetylene and hydrogen technology in the market does more for the environment
When it comes to the environment, we believe impact must be driven by quantifiable results. While colors are sometimes used in this field to categorize a process — such as green, blue, or turquoise hydrogen, for example — they don’t define the impact on the environment like directly measuring carbon intensity does.
That is where Transform is at the forefront — minimizing carbon intensity. For example, what if acetylene and hydrogen from a Transform plant replaced the comparable, consolidated production of these gases derived from conventional processes? The impact would be significant. By 2030, Transform’s plants are expected to eliminate 5,900,000 metric tons of CO2e annually, equal to:
Compare the specifics below of how our hydrogen production stacks up against traditional processes in measuring carbon intensity, as cited by the California Air Resources Board.
The Transform process — which creates hydrogen and acetylene from natural gas without CO2 emissions — stands apart from existing technologies. Here’s some evidence. Most hydrogen used today is extracted from natural gas in a process that emits carbon dioxide. (Read the study here>> How green is blue hydrogen?) By contrast, Transform’s process does not generate any carbon dioxide.
Equally importantly, Transform can convert methane into key chemicals. Why does that matter? See a United Nations report which found that slashing methane emissions is more vital in tackling global warming than previously thought. Read the study here>> Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions | UNEP – UN Environment Programme
Transform’s conversion of methane into usable products is key to environmental sustainability. On a global scale, methane emissions are responsible for around 30% of warming since the pre-industrial era, according to the United Nations. And according to Durwood Zaelke, president of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development in Washington, D.C., “cutting methane is the single biggest and fastest strategy for slowing down warming. Read the study here>> AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.