This is our compact steam-methane reformer (SMR) – the Dish-STARS™ “Hydrogen Generator”
Stars’ Dish-STARS™ low cost solar steam-methane reformer (SMR) units use existing natural gas pipeline-infrastructure reducing the capital costs and time it takes to create hydrogen fueling stations.
The Dish-STARS™ hydrogen generator support the rapid introduction of fuel cell vehicles by providing low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen at a price that competes with gasoline on dollars per mile traveled basis
Producing hydrogen from natural gas will reduce carbon dioxide emissions and can eliminate dependence on foreign oil to fuel the U.S. economy.
The Dish-STARS™ based system for generating hydrogen at or near the point of use takes advantage of existing water and natural gas pipelines to reduce the new infrastructure needed for making hydrogen available.
The Dish-STARS™ hydrogen generator relies on economies of mass production and multiple-redundant components to reduce the capital costs associated with providing hydrogen fuels at the point of use or point of sale.
Dish-STARS™ hydrogen generator capacity can be installed in phases to meet customer needs. This reduces the initial capital expenditure of providing hydrogen to the site and allows expansion of capacity as market demands increase.
Onsite hydrogen production can be injected into natural gas systems to increase the energy content, thus lowering the amount of carbon dioxide produced per joule of energy used.
There is no other economically viable method of providing Hydrogen to the point of sale that can compete with a projected cost of under $4 per kilogram in 125 kilograms per day quantities.