Foam-Assisted Enhanced Hydrogen Recovery (EHR)

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Program:
Exploratory Topics
Award:
TBD
Location:
TBD
Status:
Selected
Project Term:
TBD

Technology Description:

The University of Texas at Austin is developing a foam injection approach to extract geologic hydrogen. Conventional fluids like water or steam may present challenges for extracting hydrogen because of the insolubility of the hydrogen gas and bubbles being trapped. Instead, the injected foam sweeps, captures, and extracts clustered hydrogen bubbles from mineral surfaces to enable higher recovery efficiency and transport. The project team will design, synthesize, and characterize foam compositions for optimal stability and hydrogen uptake behavior in the reservoir.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Douglas Wicks
Project Contact:
Prof. Wen Song
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
wensong@utexas.edu

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