Turquoise Hydrogen

Turquoise Hydrogen

What is Turquoise Hydrogen?

Turquoise hydrogen is hydrogen produced through the thermal splitting of natural gas in a process called methane pyrolysis. Pyrolysis is the breakdown of fossil fuels such as natural gas, biomass, and waste materials under a high temperature and without the presence of oxygen into useful products like chemicals, biofuels, and carbon black.

How to produce Turquoise Hydrogen

To produce turquoise hydrogen, methane (CH4) is heated and converted in a high-temperature reactor into hydrogen (2H2) and solid carbon (C)at temperatures greater than 1000oC powered by an external heat source. The resulting hydrogen gas (2H2) is then separated and used for several applications such as fuel for transportation and industrial processes while the solid carbon black can be easily stored and used as feedstock for chemical synthesis.

Methane pyrolysis

Advantages of Turquoise Hydrogen for Nigeria

Carbon Emission Reduction

Turquoise hydrogen production enables Nigeria to significantly reduce carbon emissions associated with natural gas utilization. This aligns with global climate goals while providing an immediate and tangible impact in the country's carbon footprint.

Cost Effectiveness

Compared to green hydrogen, turquoise hydrogen production offers cost advantages due to the utilization of existing natural gas infrastructure. Turquoise hydrogen produced from natural gas could be produced at a cost of $0.5 to $1.7 per kilogram

Socio- Economic Benefits

The deployment of turquoise helps diversify the energy sector, reducing the country's reliance on fossil fuels and enhancing energy security, creates new job opportunities and increases the export potential of turquoise hydrogen

Abundance Natural Gas Reserves

Nigeria boasts of substantial natural gas reserves, positioning the country as a potential powerhouse and global player in turquoise hydrogen production


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