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Hydrogen Combustion from Zemission

A new clean-tech product offers a smooth way to materialize the phase-out of fossil fuel dependence in Europe. Two proven technologies re-appear in a merger with remarkable results. Electricity, heating, and hot water are all produced within the household using hydrogen or biogas. 

Hydrogen is the ultimate solution of Europe’s phase-out of fossil fuel for domestic heating. The demand for new solutions is pressing. Zemission has developed a fuel-flexible solution for a domestic Combined Heat and Power unit (CHP). This clean-tech product generates electricity, household heating and hot water in a single unit. Producing electricity in this way is substantially more efficient than drawing from the grid. Waste heat becomes heating for the household. 

Hydrogen is the future

Zemission’s catalytic system is now developed to work with hydrogen as well. Hydrogen is quite different from natural gas and has its own requirements. Normally, hardware must be changed when going from natural gas to hydrogen. Not so with Zemission. The Zemission catalytic platform delivers regardless of which fuel is being used. The software optimizes the process in real time for any gas. Health hazardous by-products like nitrogen oxides (NOx) is eliminated by using the Zemission catalytic system as it is zero-emission by its nature. 

A new potential emerges

The catalytic process has been known for a long time and the concept of CHP has a history of promising all kinds of benefits. It is only now, when the two are respectively re-invented and merged into a single unit, that the true potential emerges, reducing cost, saving electricity, and decreasing CO2.

Zemission helps EU develop heating for electric vehicle batteries

The range of the electric car should be as long as possible. When the batteries are used for heating, the mileage on the road quickly decreases. This problem is now being resolved.

EU steps in to promote vehicle technology

Albatross is an EU project involving 21 companies from 10 countries, they all bring their respective expertise to the project. Zemission is part of the project and is responsible for zero-emission heating of the electric car’s battery pack and interior. The battery must always have a temperature between 20° and 40° C. The project goal is a battery pack with maximized performance, using today’s available technology. In 2023, the results will be presented. 

Exhaust gases that you can breathe 

Zemission’s system is second to none in terms of efficiency and emissions. Zero emission means that emissions contain only water and hot air. CO2 emissions are neutral when using ethanol or HVO. Harmful emissions of CO, HC, NOx and PM are all below ambient levels. In other words, the exhaust gases are breathable, so the system works in confined spaces, like a garage. 

Zemission and the other companies in the Albatross project will provide a technical boost to the European automotive industry by developing the most efficient battery pack for electric vehicles.