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How is hydrogen peroxide manufactured?
Hydrogen peroxide manufacturing has been around for nearly a century, driven by something called the Anthraquinone Process. Hydrogen, oxygen, and water are combined in the presence of catalysts to produce hydrogen peroxide. The province of Alberta, Canada, already has a hydrogen peroxide facility with a capacity of 90,000 tonnes per year. Inversion Point would like to expand local capacity to enable responsible companies and public services to offset their unavoidable methane emissions.
How big are the dispersion towers, really?
The planned dispersion towers are certainly tall, but these aren’t record-setting or technically challenging structures to build, operate or maintain.
There are currently about 60 radio towers in the United States alone, taller than what we propose. That’s more than 1 per state, on average!
At 600m, the towers we propose are only modestly taller than other structures you are already familiar with, including Canada’s CN Tower (553m) and the One World Trade Center (541m). One of the best comparison towers is the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, which is 629m in height, shown below:
How much methane is removed per ton of hydrogen peroxide?
We estimate that under expected operating conditions, 1 tonne of hydrogen peroxide will remove just under a half tonne of methane from the atmosphere (about 12-14 tonnes of CO2-equivalent using the 28x factor). This includes the impact of efficiency losses and the emissions created from the production of hydrogen peroxide itself.
Between 75-85% of the hydrogen peroxide will further improve air quality by reacting with other pollutants and accelerating their natural degradation.
Isn’t CO2 still a problem?
Methane is a lot more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to trapping heat. If we intend to reduce global warming and improve our climate, converting methane into carbon dioxide solves 90-95% of the problem. We believe that our technology will be a very cost-effective way to offset unsolved methane emissions for businesses and for society as a whole.
We think that’s a huge win, don’t you?
Where does peroxide supplementation work?
Hydrogen peroxide naturally exists in the atmosphere, where it plays a role in controlling hydroxide ions.
Just like solar panels and wind turbines work better where there is more sun or more wind, supplementing atmospheric hydrogen peroxide will remove methane at varying efficacies under different conditions.
Characterized by sunny days and low precipitation, grasslands worldwide offer many advantages for this technology. Coal power also remains a large part of the energy mix in many grassland locations, offering us an opportunity to provide jobs for displaced workers as coal power is phased out. Since grasslands make up between 20-40% of the earth’s land surface, it is expected that there will be plenty of space for deployment and scaleup of hydrogen peroxide based atmospheric methane removal for the foreseeable future.
Why do you initially plan to operate in Alberta?
Despite advancing many emissions reduction projects, Alberta is home to nearly half of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. After working in this space for decades, we know from experience how challenging it will be to achieve 100% emissions reductions from all point sources. We offer one solution to this, allowing responsible industries to realize their net zero ambitions.
Alberta is also home to one of the best-developed regulatory markets for greenhouse gas management in North America. This provides an efficient, reliable marketplace for selling large volumes of offsets with stable prices that make sense in the long-term to both industry and society.