ONGC Energy Centre receives US Patent on Hydrogen Generation Process

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By Sarkaritel April 2, 2015 10:26

ONGC Energy Centre receives US Patent on Hydrogen Generation Process


United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Patent (Patent No. US 8,968,697 B2; Date of Patent – March 3, 2015) to ONGC Energy Centre (OEC) Trust and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai for the innovative research work on “Hydrogen Production Method by Multi-step Copper-Chlorine Thermochemical Cycle”.

Hydrogen is considered as one of the most efficient and clean emerging sources of energy for transport and power generation applications. The ONGC Energy Centre Trust, set up by ONGC, has been pursuing a program to develop innovative methods to generate hydrogen by splitting water thermo chemically, using heat generated from solar or nuclear energy. Such methods involve carrying out a sequence of chemical reactions at high temperature (5500C – 9000C) that use metals, acids and water. When such processes are carried out in a closed-loop process, they result in splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen while reactants are regenerated. There are challenges in development and integration of these complex chemical reactions at high temperature for which research is being pursued by many countries.

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By Sarkaritel April 2, 2015 10:26