The BayoTech nested flow technology powers our advanced chemical reactor designs.
Distributed Hydrogen Production
The Nested-flow reactors offer improved temperature management, energy efficiency and production scalability for both Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) and Water Shift Reaction (WSR), the two primary processes used for industrial production of hydrogen. The Nested-flow technology will improve the energy efficiency of natural gas production of hydrogen from today’s energy conversion of 63% and 73% (for 20 ton/day and 100 ton/day respectively) to an energy efficiency of nearly 90%, while maintaining this efficiency to production levels of less than 0.1 ton/day. On-site production of Hydrogen becomes a reality because of these demonstrated efficiencies. These advantages were demonstrated in the initial project conducted during DOE’s 2004-2007 Sulfur/Iodine demonstration program. By $50M was invested by the DOE, French Government and General Atomic.
Distributed Ammonia production
BayoTech’s distributed ammonia production utilizes the tremendous heat transfer and energy management benefits enabled by the $50M Department of Energy investment in this technology. The natural gas required to produce a ton of ammonia is reduced by 25%. The capital cost on a per ton basis is reduced by 30% and the physical footprint on a per ton basis is reduced by 70%. CO2 Green House Gas emissions are reduced by 25% and when distribution emissions are factored in the savings jumps to 80%. BayoTech’s Ammonia plant utilizes common off the shelf components making global deployment and maintenance support available to both the industrialized and developing world. Producing ammonia locally for consumption locally enables both agriculture and industrialized users the opportunity to greatly reduce freight and storage costs.
Distributed Urea Production
BayoTech’s distributed urea production allows for continuous production in small quantities not currently found in large scale centralized urea systems. The nested flow technology is used to better manage heat and and energy transfer needed in both granular and prill production. The urea system is integrated with the H2 system and uses the CO2 waste stream from the Steam Methane Reformer (SMR). Hot water is also supplied from the SMR. The integration of the components allows for the utilization of waste heat which decreases the operating costs of urea production. A major feature of the distributed urea system will be the ability to incorporate micro nutrients are biologicals into urea for local demand. Customized fertilized solutions are able to improve utilization of urea and improve crop yields. Local customized urea fertilizer production results in lower costs due to decreased freight costs yet enables greater crop yields.