Pure Hydrogen
New energy carrier of the world economy!
About
About Us
Who are we and why are we betting on hydrogen?

OÜ VESINIKU TEHNOLOOGIAD (HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGIES)

created specifically for the development of new technologies for the production of hydrogen. In doing so, we rely on both our previous experience in the petrochemical industry and on partnerships with leading institutions and companies with extensive experience and promising ideas in this industry.

The plasma chemical method for producing hydrogen from natural gas — is exactly what we have been developing!

This is the cleanest, cheapest and most cost-effective way of producing hydrogen. The cost price of the process is 1.5 – 2 euros per 1 kg of hydrogen.

Team
Team
Illimar Parts
Project Manager

He has been involved in the oil shale chemical industry since 2001. He graduated from the University of Tartu with a degree in finance. He has more than 20 years of experience in the oil shale industry, from the mining of oil shale and at every point along its processing chain, both for the production of heat and electricity and for the production of oil shale chemistry products.

Yuri Zhiryakov
(Ph.D. in Chemistry) Consultant for the processing of shale oils

He has been involved in the oil shale chemical industry since …. He worked for a long time in the state company KIVITER, the predecessor of VIRU KEEMIA GRUPP AS, and then at the Institute of Oil Shale, where he was engaged in promising areas of oil shale chemistry. He has a wide knowledge and rich experience in the processing of all kinds of petroleum products and shale oils in particular.

Sergey Popov
(Ph.D. in Technology) Chief Project Consultant

He has been working at the IEE RAS since 1998. He leads a team of researchers and developers of AC electric arc plasmatrons for plasma chemical technologies. At present, he has been working on the creation of new designs of electric arc plasmatrons and conducting research on the plasma decomposition of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons into hydrogen and solid carbon.

Evgeny Serba
(Ph.D. in Technology) Project Consultant

He has been working at the IEE RAS since 2004. His scientific activity is associated with the development of AC high-power electric arc plasmatrons (from 5 kW to 1 MW and over) operating on various gases and vapors, as well as with the study of electrophysical processes in the discharge chambers of plasmatrons. He conducts scientific experiments including on the development, study, and optimization of technological processes of reforming various hydrocarbons and processes for obtaining various carbon structures.

Victor Popov
(Ph.D. in Technology) Project Consultant

He has been working at the IEE RAS since 1997. He is engaged in research, development, and creation of plasma technologies based on AC plasma generators.

How did we come to hydrogen?

We got the impetus for moving towards this area from our experience in the oil shale chemical industry. The pressing issues in that industry, in particular the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the need to refine shale products (oils) from harmful impurities, require a large volume of hydrogen production.

Green or clean
«GREEN» or «PURE» hydrogen?

Hydrogen is mainly classified into 3 colors based on the method of its production:

GRAY

Produced from hydrocarbons,
with СО2 emissions.

BLUE

Produced from hydrocarbons,
with СО2 capture.

GREEN

Produced from water,
by electrolysis,
without СО2 emissions.

The terms “green hydrogen” and “pure hydrogen” are often used interchangeably and are understood by the public as synonyms, but this is not correct. Whether hydrogen is pure or impure should not depend on the presence of “CH4” and “H2O” molecules at the entrance to the hydrogen production process, but primarily on the presence or absence of CO2 emissions at the exit from this process.

Hydrogen obtained from methane by the SMR technology without CO2 capture is not “pure.” Hydrogen obtained from methane by pyrolysis, by plasma chemical and/or other technologies without CO2 emissions, is “pure” indeed. Production does not require additional costs associated with CO2 capture. It fully complies with EU decarbonization and carbon neutrality requirements.

It's future
Why is pure hydrogen the energy of the future?

Any traditional methods of generating energy are associated with the combustion of fossil sources – oil, gas, coal, etc. Combustion generates a huge amount of greenhouse gases, which directly affects the climate on our planet. Humanity, in its rapid development, has reached the point where it cannot be done further. There was an awareness and understanding that it is necessary to look for other, more environmentally friendly ways of producing and storing energy, otherwise humanity will not survive. Therefore, pure hydrogen has been chosen as a new energy carrier of the world economy.

Hydrogen is becoming more and more attractive to investors, since it not only meets modern environmental requirements, but in general is a source of energy with zero emissions. Many expert organizations, companies and entire countries are beginning to seriously consider it as a long-term alternative to fossil fuels.