A reliable supply of process gases plays a vital role in most industries. Currently, these gases are mainly supplied by electrolysis or road transportation of compressed or liquefied gas. HyGear offers small scale on-site hydrogen generation systems ranging from 5 Nm3/h up to 100 Nm3/h. This makes them highly suitable to be installed at industrial sites and hydrogen filling stations.


The Hy.GEN systems produce hydrogen by converting natural gas with Steam Methane Reforming. Decentralised hydrogen production offers a safer, more reliable and cost attractive alternative to conventional hydrogen supply by tube trailers or electrolysers and significantly lowers the environmental impact.


-> Cost effective

-> Reliability of supply

-> Independency of third party supply

-> Significant reduction of harmful emissions

-> Compact and modular system

-> Customer specific design

-> Remote monitoring and operation

-> Energy efficient process


-> Flat glass industry

-> Metal industry

-> Oil hydrogenation industry

-> Electronics industry

-> Chemical industry

-> Hydrogen filling stations


Advanced Reforming

HyGear uses its proprietary reforming technology to generate a hydrogen rich stream from natural gas. To ensure long lifetime, high system efficiency and avoid catalyst deactivation, the natural gas is stripped from sulphur before it is led into the reformer.

Effective PSA technology

HyGear uses vacuum pressure swing adsorption technology. This is more energy and cost efficient than traditional gas separation systems The PSA consists of four parallel active vessels, enabling a continuous cleaning process. In the PSA, the hydrogen is separated from other gaseous species under elevated pressure by using differences in adsorption properties.

Optimised energy efficiency

By re-using the waste gases and waste heat of the process, the energy efficiency of the Hy.GEN is optimised to the highest level. No external fuel gases are needed for the reform reaction and steam generation.

The off-gas from the PSA is used as input for the burner that provides heat for the reforming reaction. The residual heat is used for generating steam which is mixed with natural gas for the steam reforming process.


The system includes gas desulphurisation and water purification and can therefore be connected directly to the natural gas and feed water lines. Other required connections are electricity for controls and auxiliaries, hydrogen and nitrogen for system start-up and compressed air for valves.


More information or inquiries? Please contact Mr. Niels Lanser at sales@hygear.nl.


HyGear: The Global Hydrogen Source

HyGear: The Global Hydrogen Source