Innovative catalyst and its regeneration for clean hydrogen Production via methane pyrolysis (InnoHyppy)

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01.06.2023 - 31.05.2026
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According to the Sustainable Development Goal on Energy (SDG7) as well as Green Deal, RePowerEU and other EU initiatives, clean energy solutions are essential to counter climate change as well as to reach climate neutrality.
The INNOHYPPY project aims at the fundamental and practical investigation of Fe/Ni materials to develop novel catalyst for cleaner and more efficient clean hydrogen production via methane pyrolysis technique as well as their regeneration in order to increase its longevity durability, where all the residues will be used as secondary raw materials for further application.
The project reflects to climate change including energy conversion, higher efficiency with improved overall performance, avoiding the use of critical raw materials, utilization of waste material and ensuring the sustainability of the whole process. Besides, lowering the carbon footprint, the project will suggest dual clean hydrogen production (via hydrolysis and pyrolysis reactions) technology.

LEI activities in the project

LEI, as a project coordinator will be responsible for project coordination and management. Additionally, Lithuanian team will be responsible for the synthesis of support and catalyst composition, and regeneration of deactivated catalyst after the methane pyrolysis process. The Institute has a state-of-the-art infrastructure for chemical and structural analysis of materials as well as physical vapour deposition systems. Therefore, analysis and tailoring of its structural, chemical, and physical properties to suit the needs of the innovative catalyst structure and its regeneration.


Methane pyrolysis, hydrogen, catalyst, synthesis, Fe/Ni, nanoclusters, regeneration, solid carbon, pesticide detection
Acronym: InnoHyppy

Project ID: S-M-ERANET-23-1

Call: M-ERA.NET Joint Call 2022

Total value of the project: 543 888 EUR (LEI part: 150 000 EUR).


Coordinator: Lithuanian energy institute (LEI), Lithuania.


Project Team

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LEI Representative
Šarūnas Varnagiris 301-LK +37037401824

Project Team
Marius Urbonavičius 301-LK +37037401824
Simona Tučkutė 306-LK +37037401916