Aramco Americas and Element 1 begin carbon capture and hydrogen project

Aramco Americas and Oregon-based startup Element 1 Corp. Element 1 have begun a joint research program to integrate Aramco’s carbon capture technology with Element 1 methanol-to-hydrogen generator.



The collaborative effort will investigate the potential for low CO2 emissions in a wide array of mobility and stationary power fuel cell applications.


“Aramco is advancing the development of sustainable transportation solutions and our innovative work with mobile carbon capture technology aligns with Element 1’s approach to low carbon mobility,” said Esam Hamad, PhD, Aramco’s global project leader of mobile carbon capture.


Aramco’s technology enables carbon capture at a localized level effectively addressing complex challenges associated with small scale carbon capture. These features fit well with Element 1’s hydrogen generators, which produce high purity hydrogen for fuel cell applications that can be situated on vehicles, marine vessels, and aircraft.


“This joint effort represents a unique opportunity to provide a critical and widely needed hydrogen sourcing solution to fuel cell applications with an extremely attractive carbon footprint,” said Element 1 CEO and founder Dave Edlund, PhD.


Aramco Americas and Oregon-based startup Element 1 have begun a joint research program to integrate Aramco’s carbon capture technology with Element 1’s methanol-to-hydrogen generator