Johnson Matthey and 8 Rivers in clean hydrogen tie-up

Johnson Matthey and 8 Rivers in clean hydrogen tie-up

Tech firm Johnson Matthey and 8 Rivers Capital have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate towards the commercialisation of 8 Rivers’ clean hydrogen process (8RH2). This collaboration will combine 8 Rivers’ carbon capture technology with LCH, Johnson Matthey’s technology for the production of blue hydrogen.

The innovative LCH and 8RH2 integrated solution is a highly efficient process to produce clean hydrogen and is ready to be deployed today, addressing the world’s net-zero needs immediately. This collaboration aims to accelerate the roll out of global projects producing clean fuels, incorporating up to nearly 100% carbon capture. These clean fuels could include hydrogen, ammonia and sustainable aviation fuels.

8 Rivers is leading and supporting deployments of several decarbonisation projects in the US, UK, and Australia, and will bring both its 8RH2 technology and project expertise to this collaboration.

Johnson Matthey’s LCH technology is based on its world-class autothermal and gas heated reforming technologies which enable the production of hydrogen with 98% less emissions when compared to conventional technology.

As members of the Sustainable Markets Initiative, both Johnson Matthey and 8 Rivers have pledged to invest in clean hydrogen technologies. This collaboration will increase technology options for clean hydrogen production and enable wider access to 8 Rivers’ and Johnson Matthey’s industry-leading technologies.

Jane Toogood, CEO of Johnson Matthey’s Efficient Natural Resources Sector, said: “Johnson Matthey is a world leader in syngas and hydrogen technologies and working with 8 Rivers provides an exciting opportunity to advance the roll out of low carbon technologies. We are delighted that 8 Rivers has recognised the differentiated value our LCH can bring to their technology. This collaboration will help JM further strengthen our leading position in deploying low emission hydrogen technologies at scale.”