Californian waste-to-hydrogen company WaysH2 has partnered with engineering, procurement and construction company Ford, Bacon & Davis to design and build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and across the US.
The new facilities will produce renewable hydrogen fuel for customers in the mobility and power generation sectors and offer alternative disposal options for waste processing and water disposal companies.
“Our goal is to improve the global environment by producing carbon-negative hydrogen, while offering sustainable waste disposal,” said Jean-Louis Kindler, CEO of Ways2H.
“This collaboration with Ford, Bacon & Davis will help us achieve those goals, while supplying the US with another clean fuel and power option to meet growing demand.”
Together, the two companies plan to build the first waste-to-hydrogen production facility in California in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The California waste-to-hydrogen production unit will be transportable, sized to fit in three 20-foot containers, processing one tonne of waste per day and producing 40 to 50 kilograms of hydrogen per day.
Once operational, the facilities will utilise the patented process developed through Ways2H’s ongoing joint venture with long-time technical partner, Japan Blue Energy.
The approach converts even the worst waste, including medical waste, plastics, agricultural residue or wastewater sludge into renewable hydrogen, with a net zero carbon footprint.
“We are excited to work with Ways2H to commercialise a new generation of biomass-to-renewable hydrogen projects,” said John Brabender, Vice-President of Business Development at Ford, Bacon & Davis.
The California project will be the second transportable, modular waste-to-hydrogen unit, after Way2H completes its first commercial project currently underway in Japan.