ICIS’ article by Janet Miranda covering our funding from Pacific6 Enterprises and John C. Molina
Ways2H Secures $2.5m in Funds for Waste-to-Hydrogen Plants
By Janet Miranda | Waste 360 | October 20, 2020
HOUSTON (ICIS)–Ways2H announced a $2.5m investment from Pacific6 to support their plans to start up gasification plants that will produce hydrogen from waste, the company said on Tuesday.
Ways2H is working to complete its first three commercial waste-to-hydrogen production facilities in Japan, California, and India, along with projects to build out its global pipeline of facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Each plant can fit into three 6m containers, and process 1 tonne of waste/day, to produce 40-50 kg/day of hydrogen.
Ways2H is a joint venture made up of Clean Energy Enterprises and Japan Blue Energy.
Pacific6, a US-based social benefit investment firm, initiated Ways2H’s second round of investment.
Ways2H uses solid waste, wastewater sludge, and plastics to produce clean hydrogen, instead of burning it with other gases to produce heat.
The use of plastics could provide the chemical industry with a new way to recycle used polymers.
The process is net-zero carbon by itself and carbon-negative when paired with carbon sequestration.
Ways2H is planning to open their first plant by the end of the year. The facility in Pune, India is slated to be operational in Q3 2021.