December 1, 2022

Levidian installs its first methane-hydrogen device in the UK

Levidian installs its first hydrogen methane device in the UK.

The cutting-edge decarbonisation technology will be rolled out in the UK for the first time in a collaboration between climate technology company Levidian and solutions company Eco Group.

This agreement marks many firsts. Eco Group’s deployment in the south of Scotland will be the first remote implementation of the pioneering LOOP technology in the UK. It is also a world first to deploy a LOOP system with fully integrated hydrogen separation.

The LOOP device uses a patented low temperature, low pressure process to crack methane into its constituent atoms, hydrogen and carbon, without the need for catalysts or additives – decarbonizing the methane-rich gas to provide energy. hydrogen and graphene on site.

Following the initial deployment of the LOOP10 system at Eco’s headquarters in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, the company is committed to working with customers and partners to deploy over 60 larger LOOP1000 units across Scotland and beyond. beyond over the next five years.

This will create decentralized hydrogen hubs to support industrial decarbonisation, enabling the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and creating essential products with net zero ambitions. A single LOOP1000 reduces CO2 equivalent (CO2e) by approximately 2,400 tonnes per year.

The hydrogen produced by the first LOOP10 demonstration unit at Eco will be used for R&D projects for technological innovation of hydrogen in all sectors.

Eco Group will also be a distributor of graphene, focusing on R&D applications for the use of graphene as an advanced additive in the aerospace, automotive, 3D printing, textile and Energy.

Business and community development agency, South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE), has engaged with Eco Group for a considerable period, providing advice and now a grant of £331,000 to support their innovative project.

Dr Martin Valenti, The director of Net Zero at SOSE, said:

Climate change is at the forefront of our minds, especially at COP27, which is why SOSE is driving and implementing a Just Transition to Net Zero in the South of Scotland.

“One of the main goals of our Net Zero work is to engage with companies that deliver innovative, world-class solutions. Eco Group’s work with Levidian is a fantastic example of this.

“SOSE supports the creation and live testing of new technologies with Eco Group, which focuses on taking natural gas and methane and breaking them down to provide hydrogen and graphene.”

“This could then be used for low-energy solutions for heating buildings and for battery storage, which would be a significant step forward in our collective journey to Net Zero.”

Eddie Black The Managing Director of Eco Group, said:

We are delighted to enter into our new partnership with Levidian and deploy this pioneering technology in the South of Scotland.

“Our partnership has the potential to transform our region and lead to decarbonization. This technology will not only create green jobs, it will also demonstrate to industry leaders the opportunities to decarbonize their organizations and sectors while paving the way for innovation, in addition to having positive impacts on net aspirations. zero through reducing carbon emissions, deploying new technologies and more. durable materials.

“Eco’s ambition is for Scotland to position itself as a world leader in green technology innovation.”

John HartleyLevidian CEO said:

Levidian’s agreement with Eco Group will see our first LOOP with fully integrated hydrogen separation deployed in Scotland.

“LOOP will be a powerful tool for industrial decarbonisation and fits well with Scotland’s green ambitions – we look forward to working with Eco to deploy LOOPs and integrate graphene to help us achieve net zero.”

About Eco Group

Eco Group provides innovative and quality solutions to customers in many sectors across the UK. Led by founder and MD Eddie Black, its services include process solutions; design, build and equip; IT and communication; dry ice blast cleaning; bespoke training systems; creative design and marketing; and its EcoGoZero range of carbon mitigation strategies. The business is based in a new 3,000 square meter head office in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. Visit www.ecogozero.co.uk

About South of Scotland Enterprise

South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) is the one stop shop for businesses and enterprising communities in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. SOSE is here to help people and businesses in the South prosper, grow and realize their greatest potential. Visit www.southofscotlandenterprise.com

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