Fredericton, New Brunswick – Altantic Hydrogen (AHI) of New Brunswick has signed a licensing agreement with Rosetti Marino, an engineering and construction contractor of offshore platforms and process modules located in northern Italy. The region has Europe’s highest concentration of natural gas vehicles.
Rosetti intends to develop skid-mounted versions of AHI’s patented CarbonSaver technology for on-site hydrogen enrichment of natural gas for the vehicle refuelling and small power generation markets. The agreement represents a major step forward in the commercialization of the technology outside of Europe.
“Rosetti is a large and experienced EC contractor with specialized know-how and capabilities to design, fabricate and commission process packages covering a whole range of upstream hydrocarbon treatment,” said David Wagner, president and CEO of Atlantic Hydrogen. “It is a valuable validation for us to have a company of this size and reputation commit to our technology. They have the ideal engineering and manufacturing skills to build, demonstrate the sell the CarbonSaver technology in the Italian market.”
Using the technology developed by AHI, Rosetti will design and build CarbonSaver units that comply with European codes and standards. The units separate and capture solid carbon from natural gas, reducing the carbon footprint of many methane-based processes that use natural gas as an energy source. Rosetti expects to manufacture its first demonstration units within a year.