BayoTech – Biogas Fuel Cells
Localized Hydrogen Production
About the Company:
BayoTech is committed to addressing the global need for reliable, cost-effective and low-carbon hydrogen. The BayoTech modular, scalable, and rapidly deployable hydrogen generation, transport, storage and fueling solutions make hydrogen easy. When paired with renewable natural gas or carbon capture, BayoTech offers the most cost-effective green hydrogen available today.
BayoTech’s innovative technology was developed by Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. Building upon their exclusive license for the core design, BayoTech has continued to innovate steam methane reforming technology and create new intellectual property, filing four additional patents in 2020.
In 2021, BayoTech acquired IGX Group, an established leader in the design and manufacture of high-pressure, cylinder-based hydrogen storage and delivery equipment. With this acquisition, BayoTech becomes a full-service hydrogen supplier, offering localized production, transport, storage and fueling solutions.
About the Solution:
Compact in size, BayoTech systems tap into existing natural gas pipelines or co-located biogas resources. Systems produce 1,000 kilograms of hydrogen per day right at the point of use, eliminating the cost and emissions of liquification and transportation.
When paired with renewable natural gas (“RNG”) and/or carbon capture, BayoTech’s systems offer a cost-effective green hydrogen option.
Capacity: From 200 kg to 1 metric ton per day – that’s enough to fill 200 Toyota Mirais each day with a 300-mile+ range per car.
Efficiency: More energy efficient than traditional hydrogen production. For their customers this translates to less feedstock, less space, and lower costs to produce the same hydrogen.
Reliability: A consistent supply of on-site hydrogen backed by the industry’s only performance guarantee.
Modular & Scalable: Their modular, upgradable approach enables customers to match hydrogen generation with their near-term needs and increase supply as demand grows. In a capital constrained world, get what you need when you want it.
Smaller Carbon Footprint: BayoTech’s high thermal efficiency and elimination of wasteful transportation result in lower carbon emissions compared to traditional hydrogen generation technology. Using biomethane for feedstock or combining with carbon capture technologies can even yield carbon negative on-site hydrogen.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- Long usable life and can be run reliably
- Creates energy and generates environmental credits
- Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
- Requires other technologies for energy utilization
- Requires other technologies for digestate handling
- Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
- Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
BayoTech has recently been added to the technology catalog, Newtrient will continue to work with them to further refine the cost and performance information, publishing it and updating the 9-Point score as information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY