At its California location, CHAR Technologies announced a new test project with Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) to develop a high-temperature pyrolysis to green hydrogen system.
CHAR’s high-temperature pyrolysis system will convert 18,000 tonnes of solid anaerobic disgestate per year into 1,320 tonnes of green hydrogen and 2,800 tonnes of biocarbon under the terms of the definitive agreement.
The project will be delivered under a BOOT model, with CHAR serving as the project’s original owner and HZI overseeing system operations.
Following the agreement on commercial terms, CHAR and HZI will collaborate with the community of San Luis Obispo, with a community education meeting planned for the near future.
Andrew White, CEO of CHAR, said, “We’re excited to work with HZI, a global anaerobic digestion system developer who just celebrated their 100th Kompogas plant, to further add value to the waste streams they process.
“The HZI SLO facility currently produces green electricity from green bin wastes, and adding our system allows for the additional production of green hydrogen into the California market.”
Heath Jones, Managing Director for North America at HZI, said, “Hitachi Zosen Inova is committed to innovating and developing projects that harness the methane released from waste and support a carbon free economy.
“We are always looking for progressive ways to expand our net negative carbon footprint and draw even more value from the waste processed at our renewable gas facilities.
“Adding CHAR’s innovative technology to create green hydrogen and biochar at HZI’s Anerobic Digestion plant in San Luis Obispo continues to showcase both HZI and CHAR’s commitment to building a carbon free economy.”