reNews.Biz / reMix article: Green Hydrogen in CA – Other US facilities planned by developers Ways2H and Ford, Bacon & Davis JV.”
Waste-to-hydrogen facility anticipated in California
By reNews.Biz / reMix | June 30, 2020
Ways2H and Ford, Bacon & Davis plan to design and build modular waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California in the final quarter of 2020.
Further facilities in the United States are planned in 2021 to produce renewable hydrogen fuel for customers in the mobility and power generation sectors. They will also offer alternative disposal options for waste processing and waste disposal companies.
The facilities will utilise the patented process developed through Ways2H’s ongoing joint venture with long-time technical partner, Japan Blue Energy.
The approach converts the world’s worst waste, including medical waste, municipal solid waste, plastics, agricultural residue and/or wastewater sludge into renewable hydrogen, with a net zero-carbon footprint.
The first California waste-to-hydrogen production unit will be transportable, sized to fit in three 20-foot containers, processing 1 ton of waste per day and producing 40 to 50 kilograms of hydrogen per day.
The California project will be Ways2H’s second transportable, modular waste-to-hydrogen unit, after the company completes work on its first commercial modular waste-to-hydrogen project currently underway in Japan with JBEC, for the next Tokyo Olympics.
Ford, Bacon & Davis vice president of business development John Brabender said: “We’re excited to work with Ways2H to commercialize a new generation of biomass-to-renewable hydrogen projects.
“We have a history of renewable energy projects and commercialization of new technologies, such as biomass to chemicals, solar power, and carbon sequestration, and we see big opportunities for new renewable hydrogen technology.”
Ways2H CEO Jean-Louis Kindler added:”Our goal is to improve the global environment by producing carbon-negative hydrogen, while offering sustainable waste disposal. This collaboration with Ford, Bacon & Davis will help us achieve those goals, while supplying the United States with another clean fuel and power option to meet growing demand.”