Hydrogen’s a breeze in California

Waste-to-energy firm will recycle wastepaper and water to produce up to 11 tonnes of green hydrogen every day

Big Zero Report 2022

Green hydrogen is about to boom in California as a waste to energy firm plans to make 11 tonnes a day.

US energy company SGH2 Energy has signed a deal to supply 3,850 tonnes of green hydrogen a year to two of California’s largest owners and operators of hydrogen refueling stations.

The startup plans to build a plant that will use recycled wastepaper and recycled water to produce green hydrogen.

The project’s gasification technology will utilise biogenic waste and biomass to produce what the company calls ‘carbon-negative’ hydrogen.

They claim the process reduces more carbon dioxide emissions than those generated while green hydrogen is produced using electrolysis from renewables.

SGH2 Chief Executive Officer Dr Robert Do said: “Working with clean energy leaders such as Mayor Parris and these large hydrogen distribution companies, we believe we will change the face of California transportation.

“Affordable, mass-produced, reliable green hydrogen is the missing link needed to decarbonize the hardest to abate sectors like transportation.”

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