QHe TECHNOLOGY QHe
TECH-
NOLOGY

What is the heat
generation phenomenon of QHe?

QHe is a heat-generating technology with hydrogen quantum diffusion. The diffusion is induced by heating a small amount of hydrogen saturated in nano-sized nickel-based composite material.

What is the heat generation principle of QHe? What is the heat generation principle of QHe?

QHe’s energy density is more than 10,000 times higher than natural gas

QHe’s heat density per gram of fuel is much higher than that of chemical reactions such as methane (natural gas) and hydrogen combustion. With QHe, less than 10 grams of hydrogen are needed to power the monthly electricity and heat needs of a household.

QHe’s energy density is more than 10,000 times higher than natural gas

QHe can run continuously following initial absorption of hydrogen

In one of our experiments, excess heat was observed for 589 days from May 7, 2021, to Dec. 18, 2022, with hydrogen saturation only at the beginning of the experiment.

QHe can run continuously following initial absorption of hydrogen

Potential of QHe

QHe is a form of fusion that can provide industrial-scale heat, up to 1,000°C. The technology operates with nano-sized nickel- based composite material and a small amount of hydrogen. The technology has been developed with Tohoku University, the top runner in this field. QHe is a breakthrough technology for the world to go net-zero.

Clean Planet is currently engineering QHe-powered heat modules that can provide energy to the industrial, commercial, transportation, and residential sectors. Clean Planet is developing a pilot industrial boiler with Miura Co., Ltd., the Japanese leading industrial boiler company, using QHe-powered heat modules as the heat source to market boilers in a near future.

QHe-powered heat modules are applicable to power generation, manufacturing factories, steel and chemical industries, agriculture, direct air capture, and water desalination.

Our Patents

Clean Planet has been strategically building its patent portfolio since 2013, including principal patents in heat generation using Quantum Hydrogen Energy, and related technologies such as reaction control, nano-sized reactant material production, and heat-utilizing applications.

Our Patents

# of patents
filed

239

# of patents
granted

89

# of
countries

22

Roadmap for Commercial
Application

2012 - 2018

PHASE

01

Basic research at academic institutions

  • Joint Research Center with Tohoku University established (2015 -)
  • NEDO project confirmed excess heat generation and reproducibility

2019 - 2021

PHASE

02

Preparation for
commercialization

  • R&D of various prototypes for commercialization
  • Building patent portfolio

2022-2024

PHASE

03

Completion of prototype

  • Design, test, and completion of prototype for industrial boilers
  • Building partnership with steel, chemical and agriculture industries

2024-

PHASE

04

Completion of product and testing for mass production

  • Prototype production at pilot plant
  • Expansion of patent portfolio on production processes
  • Product design for agriculture, chemistry, steel and power industries

PHASE

05

Start of production
at Plant #JP001

  • Start of sales to the Japanese market
  • Sales of products for agriculture, chemistry, steel and power industries

PHASE

06

Start of mass production using know-how accumulated at Plant #JP001

  • Mass production and sales in the international markets
  • Application of products for residence and vessels

Example of SEM analysis
of a heat producing nanomaterial

On the surface of heat producing nanomaterials, grains made of elements lighter than nickel including oxygen are observed.

The spotted regions within the grains can be observed.=Elements lighter than Ni The spotted regions within the grains can be observed.=Elements lighter than Ni

Reference: Presentation by Prof. Iwamura at ICCF24 (July 26, 2022)

Research History and Papers