Helping the most energy intensive industries decarbonize

NOC Technology seamlessly integrates with existing infrastructure, speeding up the transition to a cleaner production.

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Industrial heat is a fundamental component across various sectors, enabling the transformation of raw materials into finished products. It plays a pivotal role in processes such as smelting, refining, drying, and chemical synthesis. However, achieving the high temperatures required for certain applications often necessitates burning fuels. 

NOC Energy' technology is specifically engineered to help these industries achieve their process conditions delivering thermal energy in the form of a stream of a ir or an innert, oxidizing or reducing gas at the adequate temperature, with no carbon emissions. 

Clinker formation

Concrete is the second most used material in the world after water. The cement to make it is one of the most energy intensive industries in the world. Typically, the combustion of fuels is the only path to provide heat for the manufacturing process. 

In cement manufacturing, several processes can be decarbonized. The drying of the slurries and other raw materials, for instance, and the clinker production which requires temperatures of up to 1450 °C

NOC Energy Technology can provide process heat for drying of raw materials, and can recycle waste heat from for example, the cooling of the cement that comes out of the clinker,  and can provide a significant portion of the clinker heat requirements, helping this industry cut almost entirely its CO2 emissions. 

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Drying is a process of removal of water or another liquid, by evaporation of a solid, semi-solid or liquid-solvent mixture.

NOC Energy Technology can provide a steady stream of hot air than can integrate into existing drum dryers for instance, and since there are no combustion gases,  it can be made a closed loop system to increase energy efficiency.

Food processing, pharmaceuticals, mineral processing, paint curing, ink drying,  textiles, agriculture, woodworking, pulp an paper and many other industries need drying processes making it a prime application to our technology. 

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Pyrolysis is extensively used in the chemical industry to produce solids like char, condensable liquids like light and heavy oils and tars, and non-condensable gases (thermal cracking and fluid catalytic cracking). 

This process is used to produce ethylene, hydrocarbons from petroleum (steam cracking). The process is also applied in the production of hydrogen from methane in presence of steam to remove solid carbon, (methane pyrolysis or steam methane reforming).

NOC Energy Technology can seamlessly integrate with pyrolisis processes providing the thermal energy required in the form of an inert hot gas at over 600 °C (1100 °

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Power generation

NOC Energy Technology high temperature gas generator (HTGG) captures electricity from an intermittent renewable energy source such as a solar photovoltaic plant or wind turbine array and convert this power into heat at very high temperature that can be stored, to later convert it back into electricity, by using existing infrastructure in current thermal power plants, as the HTGG can be pressurized up to 20 bar (290 psi)


The great advantage of this application is that it allows arbitrage in markets where combined cycle peaker plants are burning natural gas to provide fast response during peak electricity consumption hours. 

With NOC Energy Technology, the peaker plants in the electricity markets can operate by charging the HTGG units during low-cost electricity hours to later dispatch the energy at the peak electricity periods, all this without burning any type of fuels. 

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Smelting and metal refining

Smelting is a technique that involves the use of heat and a chemical reducing substance to draw out a preferred base metal from an ore. This method is employed to procure various metals including iron, copper, silver, tin, lead, and zinc. All smelting process applications use fossil fuels as the heat source for the chemical reactions to occur. Therefore, the smelting processes are large emitters of CO2 to the atmosphere.

NOC Energy Technology can provide the required energy through a stream of hot gas, recirculating CO and separating the CO2, making the process even carbon negative. 

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A curing process is a chemical process that produces hardening of a material by induced heating. The curing method depends on the resins and applications. In many cases, the resins are thermally activated with a catalyst. To achieve vitrification in the resins, it is usually necessary to increase the process temperature. Different processes will require different process temperature ranging from 150 °C to 800 °C. Current technologies use natural gas combustion systems to provide the heat required by the process.

NOC Energy Technology can integrate into curing ovens or continuous curing processes without needing to change existing infrastructure, reducing up to 100% of CO2 emissions. Used for instance in the production of boats, GRP pipes, etc. 

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Distillation is applied in many industries like beverages, desalination, chemical synthesis, gas and oil processing, fractionation of fuels and chemical feedstocks, etc. The process requires heating for the substances to reach a specific target temperature before it enters the distillation tower. The heating process is often provided by combustion of fossil fuels within a furnace 

NOC Energy Technology can provide a stream of hot gas that enters the existing furnace replacing the fossil fuels burning reducing up to 100% the CO2 emissions.

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Calcination is a thermal process to remove impurities from solid compounds by thermal heating at very high temperatures without melting the compound. For instance, the decomposition of carbonate ores to produce lime. Other relevant processes like decomposition of mineral hydrates such as Bauxite to produce alumina, and more in furnaces, rotary kilns, vertical calciners or fluidized bed reactors at temperatures between 900 to 1050 C.Alumina, Coke, Cement, graphite, Kaolin clay production, ar examples of this application.NOC Energy High temperature gas generator is ready to use in these industries providing them with the thermal energy needed with no carbon emissions.  

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Steam Generation

Almost every industry that requires medium or low temperature heat uses steam as an energy transport media. In fire tubular boilers for instance, ir is possible to replace the gas burners with NOC Energy high temperature gas generator (HTGG). As the process does not involve combustion, the exhaust gases can be recycled into the HTGG greatly increasing the efficiency of the system.With NOC Energy's technology, it is possible to produce 24/7 high quality steam using intermittent renewable energy. 

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Plastics Processing

Plastics production and processing encompass a series of steps that convert petrochemical materials into usable plastic products. This involves the synthesis of base polymers, compounding them with additives, and finally shaping them into final products through various manufacturing techniques. Producing polymers is energy intensive: Polymerization, compounding, chemical or physical recycling are exalpes of such processes.  Transforming plastics into products is also energy intensive, for example, injection or rotational molding, blowing, extrusion and thermal forming all require great amounts og heat. 

Usually gas burners are used to provide the heat. NOC Energy HTGG can seamlessly replace the gas burners decarbonizing up to 100% the process. 

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Ready for industrial scale commercial roll-out in 2025