Mission statement

We will introduce and apply Methane Pyrolysis (a potentially disruptive technology) to start the transition to the next stage of Norway’s role as a major clean energy supplier for Europe.

We will provide the pyrolysis capacity to decarbonise a significant portion of Norwegian methane flows to Europe by transforming Methane to Hydrogen with no need for CO2 capture and storage (CCUS).

We believe that upgrading Methane to Hydrogen with no emissions of any type will be good business for Nordrogen AS and even better for Norwegian society.

Turquoise Hydrogen

The elegance of this thermal splitting is that the products are Hydrogen and Carbon. That’s it!

There is no CO2 produced due to the absence of oxygen.

If the power used to drive the pyrolysis is green hydro-power, then it is categorised as CO2 free Turquoise Hydrogen.

CO2 free H2 Production

Europe has decided to move away from fossil fuels by 2050.

Norway should start this transition NOW.

Norway will be a leader and take its full share of climate change responsibility and Nordrogen will lead the way.

Decarbonising the NCS

FIVE full-scale pyrolysis plants in South-west Norway will ‘buy and transform’ 5% of Norwegian methane exports and stop 10-12 million tonnes per year of CO2 emissions in Europe markets.

This can offset the CO2 emissions on the NCS and make the Norwegian offshore sector “CO2-Neutral” by 2030-35.

Carbon Production

The carbon produced is an inert carbon, just ‘good old’ plain 12C, the building block of life on earth.

It may have value in some industrial processes, but the base plan is to dispose of it in a safe manner. It can even be used to enhance soils and reduce fertiliser needs by mixing into the earth.

W. Oelen, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

50 shades of Hydrogen

Green Turquoise Blue Grey Brown/Black
Description Electrolysis of water using renewable power Pyrolysis splitting of methane using renewable power Steam reforming of methane (SRM) with carbon capture and storage (CCUS) Steam reforming of methane (or petroleum) without carbon capture Coal/ Brown coal gasification, then SRM without carbon capture
World share 4% 48% 30% 18%
H2 Source H2O CH4 CH4 CH4/HCs Coal gas
Energy Renewable power
(wind, solar, hydro)
Renewable power
(wind, solar, hydro)
Fossile fuel power
(coal, CCGT etc)
CO2 Zero Zero CO2 capture,
some emissions
No CO2 capture,
High emissions
High emissions