Today, Levidian announces the first customer agreement to deploy LOOPs with Zero Carbon Ventures.
Zero Carbon has committed to deploying 500 LOOP50 systems over the next five years. Zero Carbon will be focused on decarbonising waste gas on landfill and gas flaring sites, partnering with major oil and gas companies, and government agencies across the United Arab Emirates. They will also deploy the first Levidian LOOP10 system at a site in Abu Dhabi owned by IDC. The deployed LOOP systems will together form a critical supply chain network producing high-quality graphene and hydrogen for distribution in the UAE.
Using Levidian’s expertise in nanomaterials and Zero Carbon’s extensive network, the graphene produced by LOOP will be used to enhance and further decarbonise industrial materials in applications like paints and coatings, plastics and composites, building materials, and battery technologies. In addition, the clean hydrogen produced will be utilised in fuel cells and heat and power applications.
A single LOOP50 device utilising waste gas reduces CO2 equivalent (CO2e) by 100 tonnes per year. Over the course of Levidian’s 10-year agreement with Zero Carbon, the 500 LOOP devices will remove half a million tonnes of CO2e.
“It is very exciting to see our first LOOP device deployed in the UAE. LOOP is at its most powerful when decarbonising waste gas to generate hydrogen and graphene. Methane is the most potent greenhouse gas and Levidian’s mission is to turn this gas into a powerful tool for decarbonisation. We look forward to seeing Zero Carbon’s network of LOOPs growing over the coming years.”
John Hartley, Levidian CEO
“Zero Carbon Ventures’ mission is to scour the globe to find world-class carbon reducing innovations that can make a hugely positive impact in the Middle East. There’s no doubt that Levidian’s game-changing LOOP devices will do just that, producing both green hydrogen and high-quality graphene, right here in the UAE. Both products in turn will have a positive impact on many industrial processes. We can’t wait to get started.”
Martin Reynolds, Zero Carbon Ventures CEO
LOOP devices are named for their approximate annual CO2e reduction potential. A LOOP50, for example, reduces CO2e by 50 tonnes per year. This amount of CO2e is doubled in applications where the input gas is from a waste source, such as on oil & gas well sites (a LOOP50 using waste gas would reduce CO2e by 100 tonnes per year). LOOPs can be deployed in standard shipping containers or into permanent infrastructure as single units or larger arrays. Levidian is currently scaling up LOOP technology to deploy LOOP1000+.
The device uses a patented low temperature, low pressure process to crack methane into its constituent atoms, hydrogen and carbon, without the need for catalysts or additives. The carbon is locked into high-quality graphene and the hydrogen can either be used as a hydrogen-rich blend or separated and stored for use in its pure form.
Founded in 2012, Levidian is a British climate tech business whose patented LOOP technology cracks methane into hydrogen and carbon, locking the carbon into high-quality green graphene. Our world-leading Technology Centre in Cambridge also offers R&D consultancy to companies in the development of graphene-enhanced products.
Levidian’s vision is a decarbonised world powered by hydrogen and built on graphene.
About Zero Carbon Ventures
Zero Carbon Ventures is an agile team of globally renowned multi-sector business and technology experts, with a mission to bring world-beating carbon-reducing technologies to the Middle East.
Zero Carbon’s team scours the world to find innovations that can be nurtured, scaled up and deployed to create impactful propositions for the region. It works closely with its partners giving them investment, commercial know-how or vital connections to Middle Eastern companies to create immediate and long-lasting benefits to all.