Waste to Energy – H2-Industries creates Hydrogen from plastic waste and organic residues

without releasing any emissions into the atmosphere.

The majority, 95% of plastic packaging material, worth $80-120 billion a year, is lost to the economy after a single use. Every minute, the size of a garbage truck is dumped into the sea. At this rate, there will be more plastic in the ocean by 2050 than fish.

 

We have to change that!

 

Each year, humanity produces an amount of plastic roughly equivalent to the entire weight of humanity itself. One million plastic bottles are bought worldwide every single minute.

 

MGarbage to hydrogen

H2-Industries’ technology can convert previously non-recyclable plastics and other organic wastes to CO2-free, cheap, safe and easily storable green hydrogen to be used in a wide range of applications and industries. In other words, H2-Industries technology simultaneously addresses the global problems of massively accumulating plastic waste and the compromise of our dwindling, life preserving water resources while providing for safe, storable, and virtually unlimited clean and inexpensive energy for the planet.

 

H2-Industries innovative solutions are poised to transform the earth to very green planet. With reasonable investment, we have a good shot at achieving this by 2030 and, moreover, we believe it can be achieved at costs competitive with existing, unfortunately polluting technologies.

 

An analogy may be useful.  When leaves fall in the autumn, they rot, releasing CO₂ into the atmosphere. If that CO₂ could be captured, hydrogen could be produced from the remaining leaves. We can do something similar by taking non-recyclable plastic and other organic waste products and turning them into sources of green and clean hydrogen.

Waste to hydrogen (H2) and LOHC

Plastic and other organic waste is collected worldwide.

 

At collection stations, organic waste will be separated from other waste streams and processed for transport to H2-Industries «Waste to Hydrogen» power plants. Transport will be handled using hydrogen trucks.  Millions of new jobs, worldwide, will be created in the coming hydrogen economy over the coming years. The waste transformation process will be carried out with the latest technology, much of which will come from Germany.

The H2-Industries Solution

The following are just some of the advantages of H2-Industries technology:

 

First, we produce green hydrogen, which we store in a liquid organic hydrogen carrier fluid (LOHC) for safe transport, and sale or further processing by end users.

Second, we have the ability to produce synthetic fuels (eDiesel and SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel)) from our green hydrogen and the CO₂ we will capture from our waste to hydrogen production processes

 

 

The ability to exploit organic residues opens expands the hydrogen supply chain to the gigawatt scale. Because safe transport is possible with existing infrastructure, transport will be easy and available to locations, worldwide.

 

The following are just some of the advantages of H2-Industries technology:

  • Conversion of organic wastes to green hydrogen and storage in LOHC
  • Conversion of waste heat from the hydrogen creation process to run steam turbines creating electricity to feed into the power grid.
  • Safe distribution of hydrogen in LOHC at ambient conditions using existing infrastructure
  • Release of hydrogen, on demand, and with worldwide delivery
  • Production of synthetic fuels (eDiesel and SAF)
  • Retrofitting coal power plants to hydrogen power plants

Summarizing, H2-Industries offers the replacement of of fossil fuels with hydrogen. We can even convert coal-fired power plants to hydrogen plants to supply the quantity of green hydrogen needed for the steel, cement and glass industries and we can do it without sacrificing jobs or the sunk costs of 20th Century infrastructures.

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Non-recyclable plastic and organic waste is converted to Hydrogen by adding steam at high temperature:

Waste to Hydrogen
  1. Steam Reforming at ~1,560 – 1670°F:             CxHy+ x H2O → x CO + (x + y/2) H2
  2. Water-gas shift reaction at 500°F:           x CO + x H2O → x CO2 + x H2

The gas out of the reforming reaction needs to be cleaned from dust, carbon, and condensates. The resulting ashes contain noble metals and rare earth elements, suitable for economic reconditioning and re-use in a circular economy. The reaction gas is passed through a water gas shift step containing shift catalysts that convert CO and water into additional H2 and carbon dioxide (CO2).

The hydrogen/carbon monoxide (H2/CO) ratio has to be increased to meet the purity requirements of the downstream process steps and products e.g. to ensure that residual gas concentrations fulfill customer specifications for hydrogen use in fuel cells. The target product Hydrogen is separated from CO2 by membrane technology and H2/CO2 are purified for use in multiple sectors.

Part of the hydrogen from this non recyclable plastic and organic waste conversion process comes from splitting water in the steam reforming reaction. The yield of hydrogen is a function of the feedstock oxygen content. Hydrocarbons with no oxygen content reach highest yields of up to ~40% wt-% hydrogen [source : « Hydrogen from Biomass », Thomas A. Milne et.al., National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, CO USA, Report IEA/H2/TR-02/001, https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/792221

Waste to Hydrogen

Our process turns non-recyclable plastic and organic waste into value. Hydrogen can be utilized flexibly as an energy source for electrical power, heat, or to produce SynFuels, replacing current fossil fuels who releases additional CO2 into the atmosphere.

Waste to Hydrogen

Integrated utilization of Hydrogen combined with Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) creates safe, stable, cost-efficient storage and transportation opportunities for a wide variety of customers.

Energy cost reduction due to a very competitive process for Hydrogen production by Thermolysis of Plastic and organic waste, estimated at $ 1.8– 2.1 USD/kg H2 up from 2026 and will move down to $ 1 USD/kg and below up from 2030.

Thermolysis of non-recyclable Plastic and organic waste is a core competence of H2-Industries Inc.