Methanpyrolyse - Investigation of the sustainable utilization of carbon from methane pyrolysis

Project: Research project

Project Details


The intended research is to be used for future decisions on the further development of hydrogen from methane. An LCA of carbon - Life Cycle Assessment - will evaluate the various uses of the solid carbon produced, as well as describe the use of carbon in agriculture and construction, and the resulting properties of building materials and fertilizers. In electrolysis, the energy required for the electrochemical splitting of the water molecule accounts for the largest share of the total CO2 footprint (besides the electrode material). Energy from renewable sources can therefore make a significant contribution to reducing the CO2 footprint. In the case of pyrolysis from methane, the share of energy is significantly lower (thermodynamically only about 1/8 of electrolysis), but the raw material also has a certain CO2 footprint
Effective start/end date1/01/2130/10/21