RECYCLE project (REthinking low Carbon hYdrogen production by Chemical Looping rEforming

Project Details


The RECYCLE project (REthinking low Carbon hYdrogen production by Chemical Looping rEforming) will construct and test an innovative hydrogen production fully integrated pilot unit at the University of Manchester. The technology is based on chemical looping reforming using fixed bed reactors which allow modular units and cost-effective solutions for hydrogen production using different feedstocks, with inherent carbon dioxide capture and separation at high purity. This collaborative project funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero also involves 5 world-leading industrial partners in the area of engineering for sustainable development: Johnson Matthey, TotalEnergies OneTech, Kent, Helical Energy and Element Energy.
Short titleRECYCLE -2
Effective start/end date7/03/2331/01/25

Collaborative partners

  • The University of Manchester (lead)
  • Johnson Matthey Plc (Collaborator)
  • TotalEnergies One Tech (Collaborator)
  • Helical Energy Limited (Collaborator)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Chemical looping
  • hydrogen
  • demonstration
  • James Chadwick Building
  • CCUS

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy


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