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AfriPlasma pioneering waste-to-hydrogen technology

AfriPlasma pioneering waste-to-hydrogen technology

Many years ago, Hendrik Wiese read a book, The Mysterious Island, written by Jules Verne. In this book, Verne writes of a world where “water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable”.

146 years later and Wiese is part of an Australian company whose technology could reduce the world’s waste footprint whilst producing affordable hydrogen.

AfriPlasma Australia, a licenced sub-entity of AfriPlasma Holdings in South Africa, has developed technology that produces hydrogen from high-temperature gasification of waste.

And as CEO and founder of AfriPlasma Australia, Wiese believes the environmentally friendly technology can be cost effective and realistically produce hydrogen at a unit price of less than $6/kg, maybe even $3kg, in the future.

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