Breakthrough technology to use coffee to generate hydrogen for Australian green steelmaking

With hydrogen production recognised as a crucial in scaling the hydrogen economy, the University of Sydney’s (UNSW) SMaRT Centre has found that coffee could provide a means to produce hydrogen instead of coke and coal for green steel.

Coffee, rubber, and plastic all can be broken down to generate hydrogen within the process and thus can substitute coke and coal, two carbon intensive ingredients, to provide a clean variant of steel.

This provides an opportunity to support hydrogen within the steelmaking industry whilst also providing a new means to produce hydrogen for this particular process.

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