Israeli scientists use water in a supercritical state to extract hydrogen from organic matter

February 11, 2020 |

In Israel, researchers have developed a method to turn carbon-containing waste into gas using water at a supercritical temperature— or water that has been heated to more than 374 degrees Celcius and pressurized to more than 219 atmospheres. Supercritical water has unique properties that allow it to decompose organic matter and weakly dissolve inorganic substances. One of the leaders of the research stated that the “organic components are transformed into hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide,” which means that this process could eventually be used as another form of hydrogen generation for later use in fuel cells. The researchers are seeking investors to take their technology to the next level. 

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