PowerTap Technology

PowerTap® generates hydrogen on-site. It converts natural gas and city water into high-purity hydrogen directly at the point of use.

Eliminate the cost and complication of delivered hydrogen and easily secure your own dedicated hydrogen supply. PowerTap uses one of the smallest footprints in hydrogen generation to provide a highly economical hydrogen supply option, available within minimal lead times.

Cost Effective

An economical hydrogen supply solution compared to other supply alternatives.

Easy implementation

Minimal lead times. Plus, less hydrogen stored on-site means easier permitting.

Compact and scalable

Advanced technology enables a reduced footprint compared to alternatives. Turndown capabilities and component modularity allow for load cycle flexibility.

Low Carbon Emissions

On-site steam methane reformers reduce emissions by approximately 33% against delivered hydrogen according to Argonne National Laboratory.

Unless noted otherwise, performance ratings are at standard conditions of temperature at 20°C (68°F) and absolute pressure at 100 kPa (14.5 psi)

PTG-50 SPECIFICATIONS*

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
Type On-site steam methane reformer
Dimensions 4.60 m (l) x 1.50 m (w) x 2.75 m (h)
15.1 ft(l) x 4.9 ft(w) x 9.0 ft(h)
Weight 6,350 kg (14,000 lbs)
HYDROGEN OUTPUT
Production Rate 50 kg/day (25 Nm2/h, 865 scfh)
Purity 99.995% or greater (configurable)
Pressure 10 bar (150 psig)
Connection Requirements
Natural Gas 1.5" NPT @ 7-14" WC, 600 scfh max (386 scfh NOM)
1.5" NPT @ 17.2-34.5 mbar W.C., 16.9 Nm3/h (10.9 m3/h
Water 0.5” compression at 8 gpm (60 psig)
Electrical 480 VAC, 100 A, 3-phase
Compressed Air None
OPERATION
Temperature -20°C to 45°C (-4°F to 113°F)
Lifetime Target 80,000 hours (10 years)
Electrical Consumption/kg Hydrogen 4.5 kWh at 20°C (68°F)
Water Consumption/kg Hydrogen 46.9 l (12.4 gallons)
Natural Gas Consumption/kg Hydrogen 56.3 kWh (0.19 MMBTU)

Benefit of Purchasing PowerTap’s Technology

PowerTap is a proven technology

PowerTap is the smallest most efficient SMR in the world

PowerTap has 14 hydrogen stations in operation for several years

PowerTap investors (Hess Oil, Renault, DOE and others) invested millions of dollars in R&D

PowerTap Retail Automotive

PowerTap's Advantages

Smallest footprint SMR on the market today

Operationally tested for over a decade

Produces 999.995 pure hydrogen

Designed to operate 4000 hours without maintenance with 250 cold starts

Has a life cycle of over 40,000 hours

Fuel processor hanging tube design is expandable and designed to be maintained

Hydrogen Fueling with Onsite Production

PowerTap’s small footprint is ideal for urban street corners & gas stations.

MORE EXPENSIVE

Competitive technology
CSD : make hydrogen offsite and store

PowerTap produce the same Hydrogen Output (150kg/day) in 1/5th the space!

LESS EXPENSIVE

Our patented solution
PowerTap SMR : make hydrogen onsite

PowerTap Carbon Capture System

Utilizes CO2 generated by Hydrogen Production

Produces DC voltage to power the Fueling system

DC voltage can be converted to AC and sold to local power providers

No carbon byproducts produced in the process

The single byproduct of the process is Hydrogen

Modular PowerTap Station Design Advantages

Based on the PowerTap PT50 design

Produces 1000Kg of pure Hydrogen daily

Feedstock 40% RNG Blogas creating a lower CI rating

Designed to meet Underwriter Laboratories safety standard

Small footprint design under 400 Square feet

Replaces compressed gas storage with 250 Kg liquid storage greatly improving site safety

CO2 fire suppression system supplied from captured CO2

PowerTap Key USA Patents

PATENT NUMBER: 10549250: METHOD OF FABRICATING CONCENTRIC-TUBE CATALYTIC REACTOR ASSEMBLY

(This method of fabrication reduces the overall footprint of the Fuel Processor unit but is also critical to the system ability to thermal cycle in hours not days, further reducing the generation of CO2 by not running continuously.)

PATENT NUMBER: 7063131: PERFORATED FIN HEAT EXCHANGERS AND CATALYTIC SUPPORT

(Provides improved reactance of catalysis and reduces catalysis crush during startup and shutdown periods)

PATENT NUMBER: 10197269: BURNER ASSEMBLY WITH LOW NOX EMISSIONS Provides much Greener Solution

(Nox pollution contributing to the acid rain problem. Additionally, Nox deposition in the oceans provides phytoplankton with nutrients, worsening the problem of red tides and other harmful algae blooms)

Installed PowerTap 14 Locations -

1

129 Concord Road, Billerica, MA
Unit #: 1
Location : Nuvera Fuel Cells Unit #1 Generator
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

2

4000 NE Blue Lake Road, Fairview Oregon
Unit #: 2
Location : HY Manufacturing 2
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : No

3

975 University Avenue, Norwood, MA
Unit #: 3
Location : Margetti
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

4

9201 Edgeworth Drive, Capital Heights, MD
Unit #: 4
Location : USPS Pilot Project
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

5

1101 East Pleasant Run Road, Wilmer, TX
Unit #: 5
Location : Ace OH Unit 5 Generator
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

6

536 Viking Drive, Virginia, VA
Unit #: 6
Location : SUN Unit 6- Generator
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

7

15750 Meridian Parkway, Riverside, CA
Unit #: 7
Location : Sysco Units 7: PTAP Generator
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

8

15751 Meridian Parkway, Riverside, CA
Unit #: 8
Location : Sysco Units 8: PTAP Generator
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

9

9201 Edgeworth Drive, Capital Heights, MD
Unit #: 9
Location : USPS Pilot Project
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

10

1101 East Pleasant Run Road, Wilmer, TX
Unit #: 10
Location : Ace TX Unit 10 Generator
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

11

18301 Von Karmen Avenue, Irvine, CA
Unit #: 11
Location : Golden State Foods 11 Generator
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

12

95 Arlington Avenue, Charleston, MA
Unit #: 11
Location : POWERTAP-MBTA Unit #12
Ownership : ONEH2
Maintain : Yes

13

10400 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Unit #: 13
Location : LAX Airport
Ownership : Air Products
Maintain : Yes

14

1101 East Pleasant Run Road, Wilmer, TX
Unit #: 14
Location : Ace OH Unit 14 Generator
Ownership : ONEH2




PowerTap USA Patents

  • PATENT NUMBER: 6986797: AUXILIARY REACTOR FOR A HYDROCARBON REFORMING SYSTEM
  • PATENT NUMBER: 7367996: HEAT TRANSFER OPTIMIZATION IN MULTI SHELLED REFORMERS
  • PATENT NUMBER: 7063131: PERFORATED FIN HEAT EXCHANGERS AND CATALYTIC SUPPORT
  • PATENT NUMBER: 7507384: PREFERENTIAL OXIDATION REACTOR TEMPERATURE REGULATION
  • PATENT NUMBER: 7575614: STARTUP BURNER
  • PATENT NUMBER: 7434547: FUEL FIRED HYDROGEN GENERATOR
  • PATENT NUMBER: 7354465: DEVICE FOR COOLING AND HUMIDIFYING REFORMATE
  • PATENT NUMBER: 9718041: STEAM REFORMERS, MODULES, AND METHODS OF USE
  • PATENT NUMBER: 9939298: PRESSURE RELIEF DETECTION FOR USE WITH GAS STORAGE
  • PATENT NUMBER: 10201775: REGULATING FLOW OF PRESSURE SWING ADSORBERS
  • PATENT NUMBER: 10197269: BURNER ASSEMBLY WITH LOW NOX EMISSIONS
  • PATENT NUMBER: 10549250: METHOD OF FABRICATING CONCENTRIC-TUBE CATALYTIC REACTOR ASSEMBLY
  • PATENT NUMBER: 10105667: STEAM REFORMERS, MODULES, AND METHODS OF USE
  • APPLICATION NUMBER: 16133799: STEAM REFORMERS, MODULES, AND METHODS OF USE
  • APPLICATION NUMBER: 16731811: METHOD OF FABRICATING CONCENTRIC-TUBE CATALYTIC REACTOR ASSEMBLY