NGIF Accelerator and its Industry Grants program are pleased to announce $365,900 in funding for Vancouver-based Hydron Energy Inc. for their innovative waste-to-fuel upgrading system . Hydron has developed a gas upgrader, the INTRUPTor™, to produce low-cost renewable fuels such as renewable natural gas (RNG) from biogas, as well as clean hydrogen production from syngas.
“The high cost of biogas upgrading is an obstacle on the RNG development path. The first generation INTRUPTor™ was developed for a mobile solution at Hydron’s facility in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, to reduce the cost significantly. With the grant from NGIF Hydron, we will be able to scale up this disruptive technology by orders of magnitude to service the conventional biogas upgrading market,” said Hydron President and CEO, Soheil Khiavi.
“I am confident that INTRUPTor offers a cost-effective solution to the issue of biogas upgrading. We are pleased to endorse Hydron Energy’s innovative technology, which has the potential to advance the progress of RNG,” said John Adams, President and CEO of NGIF Accelerator and Managing Partner of NGIF Cleantech Ventures. “NGIF Industry Grants and its focus on de-risking clean technologies through field trials and pilots are part of NGIF’s integrated model of industry validation, customer creation, and market commercialisation.“
Hydron Energy’s INTRUPTor system is a platform solution that converts raw gases into clean refined products. The compact system will provide significant capital and operating cost savings over conventional gas-upgrading technologies. Hydron Energy is initially focused on providing an affordable and scalable solution to produce RNG from anaerobically digested biofuels. The grant from NGIF will provide funding for further product development and scale-up for the INTRUPTor system.
The system operates in ambient conditions and therefore does not require any feed compressors, vacuum pumps, feed gas drying units, or exhaust gas post-treatment systems to produce pipeline-quality RNG. Hydron will enter the existing biogas market with multiple sizes of the INTRUPTor solution.