BROCHIER TECHNOLOGIES has developed the H2TEX process. The company aims to produce green hydrogen by photocatalytic reforming using non-upgraded aqueous organic effluents. More specifically, the aim is to exploit the waste from terrestrial or marine biomass. The process is based on the association of a renewable electricity generator powering LEDs, optimally illuminating a photocatalyst supported on fibre-optic textile layers. The hydrogen produced will be a means of storing renewable energy. At the same time, the CO2 produced will be used in the production of terrestrial or marine biomass.
This new process, unique in the world, has been patented by Brochier Technologies in partnership with the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research). This innovation, marketed since September 2020, is one of the many possibilities offered by this new generation of smart ribbons.