Research & Development
Direct Methane Fuel Cells
Occam's is tying together some recent innovations with legacy fuel cell technologies to develop an extremely efficient power plant. This operation will combust natural gas, but will capture 100% of the produced carbon dioxide and aims to have net plant efficiencies of over 80%. The team is preparing for a pilot plant at 2 MW to be operational in the Alberta market before the end of 2022. Carbon dioxide will be conveyed to the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line and electricity will be sold either to a local market or onto the provincial power grid.
Occam's is developing novel pressure swing adsorption technologies for the purification of carbon dioxide, hydrogen, methane, and other gases from a variety of gas mixtures. This technology will be used to reduce the emissions from small CO2 emissions sources where conventional technologies are not practical.