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Hydrogen is widely used throughout major industries such as petroleum and biofuels refining and ammonia production. When produced cleanly, hydrogen helps decarbonize these existing industries as well as potential emerging uses such as transportation and steelmaking. 


Syngas (CO + H2) has nearly a century of commercial uses being converted into higher value hydrocarbons such as methanol, jet and diesel fuels, gasoline, waxes, lubricants, and can even be fermented into alcohols. However, syngas is almost exclusively derived from coal or natural gas.



Current hydrogen and syngas production technologies are either fossil fuel based, highly polluting, and subject to extreme price volatility or inefficient and economically impractical

Most hydrogen is produced from steam reforming of natural gas (which is predominantly composed of methane, a potent greenhouse gas), emitting 10 tons of CO2 for each ton of H2 produced. Clean alternatives remain hampered by dependence on waiting for ubiquitous, low-cost renewable electricity to emerge, reliability and selectivity issues, and dependence on scarce materials and overseas manufacturing.

Competing approaches for harnessing waste CO2 to make hydrocarbons via syngas remain uncompetitive with fossil fuels due to challenges with requiring multiple reactors and reaction steps, such as technologies that rely on combining water electrolysis with reverse water-gas shift, or face selectivity and catalyst consumption challenges.  

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OMC’s thermochemical redox pathway is the solution to affordable Green Hydrogen and Syngas

OMC’s revolutionary process produces green hydrogen and syngas efficiently, at process-relevant pressures, all with zero emissions. It builds off existing industrial processes, which allows for efficient scaling and economies of scale. It can be made in the United States with low-cost, common materials; no cobalt, rare earths, platinum, palladium, or foreign factories are required. As a result, costs are dramatically less than electrolysis-based alternatives and are even comparable to steam methane reforming before any direct Federal/State low carbon fuel incentives.


Our process uses a patent-pending, thermochemical platform that was developed at the University of Colorado over the course of more than two decades of PhD-led research. It is free from fossil fuels and is powered exclusively by heat that is derived from renewable electricity, waste sources, or THE SUN!

Solution & How it Works

How it Works

Renewable sources of heat drive a thermochemical reaction, which will produce separate streams of oxygen and either green hydrogen or syngas (CO + H2), depending on the inputs into the reactor. The resultant green hydrogen or syngas is then fed into whichever process OMC’s technology is supporting (e.g., refining, ammonia production, steelmaking, fuel cells, hydrocarbon synthesis, etc.).

OMC Thermochemistry Process (Green Hydrogen)

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OMC Thermochemistry Process (Syngas)

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How it Works


Leadership Engineering / R&D
Investors / Advisors

Britt Boughey

  • Led Navy portion of $510 million effort to fund advanced drop-in biofuel refineries; broadly connected and experienced across conventional and renewable fuels producers

  • Orchestrated acceptance and use of 230 million gallons of renewable diesel fuel blends into the fleets of 31 countries

  • Worked both sides of fundraising table for multiple renewable fuels ventures

  • Combat-proven Navy F/A-18E/F pilot



Leadership Engineering / R&D
Investors / Advisors

Dr. Kent Warren
Co-founder, Chief Science Officer

  • Published and patented expert in high-temperature thermochemistry with over a decade of experience in developing technologies that leverage renewable sources of high-quality heat for the production of value-added commodities

  • Co-developed and characterized the novel thermochemical platform that enables OMC Thermochemistry's breakthrough energy efficiencies



Leadership Engineering / R&D
Investors / Advisors

Dr. Sean Wells
Business Development

  • 20+ years of building, growing, and managing businesses in veterinary, food production, hospitality, construction, and professional service industries

  • Founded, led, and exited NorCal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital in 5 years with >80% CAGR



Boulder, CO
Read more here.

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Boulder, CO
OMC has promising tech using heat, water, and waste CO2 to make fuels and chemicals

Boulder, CO
New capital to support highly efficient route for green hydrogen and CO2 recycling to make fuels and chemicals


See the winning pitch here.

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