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Title: Method of carbon dioxide-free hydrogen production from hydrocarbon decomposition over metal salts

A process to decompose methane into carbon (graphitic powder) and hydrogen (H.sub.2 gas) without secondary production of carbon dioxide, employing a cycle in which a secondary chemical is recycled and reused, is disclosed.
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The Johns Hopkins University ARPA-E
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Patent File Date: 2016 Feb 22
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The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States)
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United States

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