Distributed Hydrogen Production with Profitable Carbon Sequestration

Tom Miles

Distributed Hydrogen Production with Profitable Carbon Sequestration: A Novel Integrated Sustainable System for Clean
Fossil Fuel Emissions and a Bridge to the New Hydrogen Economy and Global Socio-Economic Stability
Danny M. Day, Eprida, Inc., 6300 Powers Ferry, Suite 307, Atlanta, Georgia
danny.day@eprida.com, 404-228-8687
Robert J. Evans, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Co
James W. Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Introduction and Abstract
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion directly contribute to ris ing atmospheric CO2 levels, which in turn are likely linked to global climate change. The need for efficient and economical technologies to rapidly sequester point source production of carbon dioxide has become both an urgent and widespread technical need. The significant adoption of any mitigation technology requires a measurable return to end-users. An example is coupling enhanced oil recovery (EOR) with deep well injection of CO2, though to be economically viable, the carbon dioxide source must be co-located with the oil fields. We propose an integrated sequestration approach in which agricultural waste products are used to produce hydrogen, a renewable fuel, and a carbon sequestering soil amendment (char) as a valuable co-product. The dual function char, derivitized with ammonium bicarbonate (2NH4HCO3) (