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May 23, 2020 9:10 AM ET

Wind and solar? Old news. California wants to vaporize trash to create energy


iCrowd Newswire - May 23, 2020

If you’re looking for the latest in sustainable energy, cast your eyes in the direction of Lancaster, California, where a new green hydrogen SGH2 facility is in the works — with the promise of transforming thousands of tons of landfill garbage into hydrogen each year on a scale that no similar plant has done before.

Green hydrogen is now considered by all major countries, including the G20, as the leading energy carrier for replacing oil for the transport industry, natural gas for the heating and power industry, coal for heavy industries like cement and steel mills, and as a valuable ally to wind and solar power. The problem, to date, is that hydrogen is made using an expensive process that works out at around $10 per 13 kilos of hydrogen.

“What is exciting about our technology, and the Lancaster project, is that we can produce green hydrogen four to five times cheaper than other green hydrogen, and is cost-competitive with the cheapest hydrogen made from fossil fuels,” Robert Do, SGH2 Energy president and CEO, told Digital Trends. “We have solved the biggest barrier to decarbonizing these hard to abate sectors: Cost.”

Do continued: “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.”



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