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Method of carbon dioxide-free hydrogen production from hydrocarbon decomposition over metal salts

United States Patent

9,776,860
October 3, 2017
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A process to decompose methane into carbon (graphitic powder) and hydrogen (H.sub.2 gas) without secondary production of carbon dioxide, employing a cycle in which a secondary chemical is recycled and reused, is disclosed.
Erlebacher; Jonah (Chevy Chase, MD), Gaskey; Bernard (Baltimore, MD)
The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
15/ 050,318
20170240421
February 22, 2016
GRANT INFORMATION This invention was made in part with United States Government support under contract DE-AR0000616 awarded by the Advanced Research Projects Administration--Energy, part of the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.