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Californian plant to produce 12,200kg of green hydrogen daily

Californian plant to produce 12,200kg of green hydrogen daily

Yosemite Clean Energy wants to produce 12,200kg of green hydrogen daily from its first carbon-negative green hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG) site planned for Oroville, California.

With ground-breaking scheduled for Q2 2022, the US firm said the plant will utilise proven gasification technology to sustainably covert waste woody biomass into syngas, from which hydrogen and RNG is produced.

Through the deployment of such technology, Yosemite will make good use of California’s estimated 35-million-tonnes of annual waste woody biomass which is left to burn, decay, and decompose, emitting greenhouse gases and black carbon.

As well as 12,200kg of hydrogen, the plant will also produce 31,000kg of RNG daily.

Tom Hobby, President of Yosemite, said, “Yosemite and our team of engineers, forest and farm professionals, legal, marketing, and financial teams will lead the company to become the first wood waste biomass plant to produce commercial scale carbon negative green hydrogen and RNG for the California fuel markets.”

The Oroville plant will be the flagship dual-bed gasification facility in the US, following over 100,000 hours of commercial run-time across developed plants in Europe, Japan, and South Korea.

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