Our Technology

The INTRUPTor, which is short for Intensified Regeneration Upgrading Platform Technology, turns waste gases into clean fuels.


Our Technology

the Intruptor™

gas upgrading platform technology

Unlike conventional technologies that are centures-old and repurposed for the clean fuel market, Hydron’s INTRUPTor™ system is purpose-built to enhance RNG and clean hydrogen gas clean up.

Bolstered by decades of experience designing and commissioning gas upgrading technologies and carbon capture systems, Soheil Khiavi developed a radically new system based on a multi-swing process.

The INTRUPTor™ leverage four core elements:

Parrallel Passage Contactors

Rapid Regenerative Cycle

Dynamic Rotary Valve

System Integration & Control

It’s the combined effort of these elements that enables the system to operate at ambient conditions without costly vacuum or pressure requirements.

The INTRUPTor™ uses novel sorbents developed and manufactured at Hydron Energy that are significantly advanced compared to current industry standards. By comparison, commercial processes run at a high pressure/temperature under slow cycle speeds using conventional adsorbent beads. The INTRUPTor™ cycle runs orders of magnitude faster than conventional cycles using parallel passage contactor sorbent architecture. INTRUPTor™ rapid cycle sorption technology overcomes the inherent disadvantages of conventional technologies such as slow gas diffusion, relatively large vessels, and complex balance of the plant.

The INTRUPTor™ technology uses three novel proprietary technology cores: mesoporous nano structure sorbent, parallel passage contactors architecture, and integrated rotary valves. Unlike commercial adsorbents and absorbents, our nano structure sorbent’s chemistry provide ultra-high capacity, nearly unlimited selectivity, and ultra-low regeneration energy for gas separation. Parallel passage contactors provide exceptional fast gas diffusion, low pressure drop laminar flow gas passages, and no material attrition for immobilized sorbent architecture. The multi-port rotary valves are used for rapid and efficient switching of gases between sorbent beds, effectively capturing the increased capacity of the sorbents.

Multiple Applications


Highly Scalable

From 20 Nm3/hr to 200 Nm3/hr to 2,000 Nm3/hr

About the Intruptor

Distinguished in market by its scalability

The INTRUPTor technology is scalable by order of magnitude. Hydron will produce the INTRUPTor™-Mini, the INTRUPTor™-Mid, and the INTRUPTor™-Max.

This proprietary adsorption-based system is noted for its simplicity, compact size, and fast response time. These characteristics translate into capital and operating cost savings, less equipment, lower energy consumption, plus better carbon intensity score when compared with current technologies.

Low-grade energy is used to achieve high-efficiency gas separation

Retains 99% of prouct gas and provides minimal methane loss

High-demand components such as compressors, vacuums, and other anciiliary equipment are not required


Capital Cost Savings


Energy Use


Maintenance Cost Savings

Overcoming scale-related barriers

A low-cost and high-efficiency scalable system meets financial needs at low production volumes and will proliferate more projects.

Best-in-class carbon intensity score

About half the size of conventional gas clean-up systems, INTRUPTors provide cleaner fuels and a methane-abatement solution.

System Benefits

INTRUPTor™ Systems stand apart from conventional systems.

Regenerative cycle completes in second

Operates in ambient conditions without added vacuum or pressure

Highly scalable dynamic rotary valves

Immobilized adsorbent materials prevent attrition

Heavy lifting done by proprietary nanomaterials

99.5+% methane recovery


upgrading biogas to RNG

Hydron’s INTRUPTor is distinguished in the market by its simplicity and compact size and capable of producing 20 Nm3/hr to 2,000 Nm3/hr of RNG.

Agricultural and agri-food sector

The system’s scalability provides easy accessibility to dispersed crop residues, animal manure, and food waste, which make up two-thirds of Canada’s easily available biogas resources.

Wastewater Treatment Sites

RNG can be produced by anaerobically digesting and then upgrading the solids removed in the wastewater treatment process. There are more than 1,200 WWTP in Canada and 16,000 WWTP in the U.S. 


From Waste to Fuel

When organic waste decomposes, it releases a biogas rich in methane. Instead of letting this gas escape into the atmosphere and contribute toward climate change, this raw biogas can be captured and purified to create low carbon renewable natural gas (RNG). RNG is a drop-in fuel and works interchangeably in the natural gas infrastructure, thereby rapidly displacing a fossil-based fuel. 

The INTRUPTor System overcomes the inherent disadvantage of conventional biogas upgrading technologies. With its 50% CAPEX and OPEX savings combined with its small scale, the INTRUPTor™ will unlock access to RNG production for dispersed feedstocks and produce RNG onsite for local fueling needs or to a virtual pipeline system – or a combination of both. 

Rapid cycle regenerative process completes in seconds

Heavy lifting done by proprietary nanomaterials