The Future of Clean Hydrogen – EFFICIENT. PROVEN. ON SITE.

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The Future of Clean Hydrogen – EFFICIENT. PROVEN. ON SITE.

What we do

Aurora Hydrogen is producing the world’s first high-efficiency clean hydrogen. Our process uses existing energy infrastructure and proven technology, so you can move quickly to produce low-carbon hydrogen fuel on site, at industrial scale.

Company's story

Our Specialty
High-efficiency clean hydrogen production

OUR METHOD
A novel application of proven technology
Producing low-carbon hydrogen doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with risky technology. Aurora has a better approach. Led by world-leading experts in methane pyrolysis and microwave technology, we use microwave energy to directly heat natural gas without oxygen and water, producing hydrogen and sequestered carbon while avoiding CO₂ emissions.

OUR PLANTS
Efficient from deployment through operation
Efficiency runs through everything we do. Without need for precious metals, exotic parts or new energy infrastructure, we keep delay risks low. And by constructing our plants offsite with off-the-shelf equipment, your onsite installation is fast and straightforward. Once operational, our plants produce the most cost-efficient clean hydrogen at any scale.

Why microwave methane pyrolysis could be a perfect fit for your project
Efficient electricity use
REDUCES OPEX, CAPEX, TIME TO DEPLOYMENT
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No water or wastewater treatment
REDUCES OPEX, TIME TO DEPLOYMENT
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No hydrogen pipelines
REDUCES CAPEX, TIME TO DEPLOYMENT
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No CO₂ storage or pipelines
REDUCES CAPEX, TIME TO DEPLOYMENT
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Natural gas
REDUCES CAPEX, TIME TO DEPLOYMENT
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Large, stable carbon markets
REDUCES RISK
Our story
OUR PURPOSE
At Aurora Hydrogen, we’re striving to produce the lowest-cost clean hydrogen in the world. We believe the intersection of science and technology has the power to solve energy’s toughest challenges. At that intersection, we can help companies lower their energy costs and emissions at the same time.

When scientific collaboration meets commercial innovation
Aurora Hydrogen grew from the partnership of two leading experts in their fields.

Dr. Murray Thomson, a professor at the University of Toronto and Aurora’s Chief Science Officer, is a leading combustion expert and has been working with methane pyrolysis for several decades. Knowing microwaves are a very efficient heating method, Dr. Thompson wondered whether it was possible to use them to produce hydrogen with less energy and no CO2 emissions. To answer this question, he contacted Dr. Erin Bobicki.

Dr. Erin Bobicki, an associate professor at the University of Alberta, adjunct professor at the University of Toronto and Aurora’s Chief Technology Officer, is a leading expert on the application of microwave energy to industrial processes. When Dr. Thomson posed the question of applying microwave energy to methane pyrolysis, Dr. Bobicki added fundamental insights around the microwave response of the reactive elements.

Combining Dr. Thomson’s and Dr. Bobicki’s unique domain expertise led to the development of a novel, energy efficient, emission-free hydrogen production technology. To grow the technology to its full potential, Drs. Thomson and Bobicki asked Andrew Gillis to join the team. Andrew has over a decade of experience in the development and commercialization of industrial hardware and previously worked with Dr. Bobicki on the successful development and commercialization of microwave technology for the mining industry. With Andrew on board, the three partners founded Aurora Hydrogen and began their journey to low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen production.

General Information

Company name
Aurora Hydrogen
Country
Canada