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Torvex energy establishes proof of concept for hydrogen production from seawater

Torvex Energy has validated an innovative method of generating environmentally friendly hydrogen from seawater that does not produce oxygen gas. The proof of concept was established in collaboration with the Material Processing Institute.

Backed by an angel investor, Torvex Energy, an independent research and development company based in North East England, has spent several years refining the unique electrochemical process to ensure it generates green hydrogen of the highest purity and output. 

The simple and sustainable process is in sharp contrast to traditional electrolysis methods that result in toxic by-products, require a costly desalination process and result in rapid equipment corrosion – all of which have proved a significant barrier to increasing global hydrogen production.

Torvex Energy has more than 30 years of experience in marine and chemical engineering and is leveraging this experience for efficient and sustainable green hydrogen production.

“Seventy percent of the earth’s surface is seawater, and our team has created an efficient and scalable means of generating hydrogen directly from this abundant natural resource,” said Rob Hutchinson, Director of Torvex Energy. “We are confident in the commercialization opportunities for this breakthrough process and are ready to work with like-minded partners to take this exciting technology to the next stage. This could significantly accelerate the hydrogen economy, which is key to meeting the UK’s 2050 net-zero pledge.”

Dr. Richard Birley, the Principal Researcher at the Materials Processing Institute’s Industrial Decarbonization Group, added: “This could be a game-changer for the large-scale competitive production of green hydrogen. The Institute is already playing a key role to develop hydrogen as a low-emission and sustainable energy source, and we are delighted to support this exciting development in green hydrogen.”

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