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Green hydrogen project vaporises rubbish into energy

Green hydrogen project vaporises rubbish into energy

Nowadays, H2 remains a leading candidate to replace oil for the transport industry. However, the cost of making hydrogen has been expensive until recent time. Californian global energy company SGH2 is launching the world’s biggest green hydrogen production unit.

The Californian plant will feature SGH2’s latest technology, which uses recycled mixed paper waste, to generate super green hydrogen, Springwise reports.

The technology was developed by NASA scientist Dr Salvador Camacho and biophysicist and physician Dr Robert T. Do. SGH2. These two inventors preferred to work by gasifying any kind of waste, from plastic and paper to tires and textiles. Project’s technical and financial screening has also been carried out by leading global institutions — including the US Export-Import Bank, Barclays and Deutsche Bank, and Shell New Energies’ gasification experts.

“What is even more exciting is that we can also help fix our broken recycling industry by using massive amounts of recycled materials, which no longer have a market because China has banned their import, to produce a zero-carbon fuel — and thereby creating a sustainable circular economy,” Robert T. Do, SGH2 Energy CEO, said.

The SGH2 Lancaster plant will process 42,000 tons of recycled waste annually, producing up to 11,000 kilograms of green hydrogen per day and 3.8 million kilograms per year. That’s almost threefold the production of any other green hydrogen facility anywhere in the world.

The hydrogen produced by the plant will be used to refuel hydrogen stations throughout Southern California, powering light-duty fuel cell cars and heavy-duty fuel cell buses.

The innovative ane ecological approach offered by the SGH2 proved the bright perspective of the new process of H2 making. It is five to seven times cheaper and reduces carbon emissions by two to three times more than green hydrogen produced using electrolysis and renewable energy. According to the average estimations, the facility will also save between €45 to €68 per ton in landfill space costs.