Green Hydrogen Technology (GHT) and ETG Disposal + Transport join forces to revolutionize hydrogen production from waste, offering a sustainable energy solution.
Green Hydrogen Technology (GHT) and ETG Disposal + Transport have inked a strategic partnership aimed at producing climate-neutral energy from waste. GHT, a start-up that has spent the last two years developing a patented process, has successfully created a method that utilizes locally available raw materials, eliminating the need for extensive infrastructure connections. ETG, a recycling specialist, plans to leverage this innovative technology to produce up to 100 tons of hydrogen annually, starting in 2025. The production facility, marking GHT’s first commercial success, is set to be established next year at an ETG location in Baden-Württemberg.
The GHT technology boasts a competitive edge with hydrogen production costs as low as 1.5 euros per kilogram, surpassing the cost efficiency of electrolysis. The process not only provides users access to affordable renewable energy but also stands as a sustainable alternative to conventional waste incineration methods without releasing CO2.
Robert Nave, Managing Director of Green Hydrogen Technology, highlights the partnership as a significant step in transitioning the technology into continuous operation, marking the beginning of their commercial market entry. The collaboration aims to showcase a model example of a circular economy, demonstrating the synergy between an innovative start-up and an experienced family business like ETG.
Beate Schwarz, Managing Director of ETG Disposal + Transport, emphasizes the strategic value of the partnership. The collaboration allows ETG to integrate a technological innovation that ensures a future-proof and sustainable energy supply. Hydrogen, being a future-focused energy source, aligns with ETG’s vision of securing energy precisely where it is needed for their processing processes.
GHT plans to further develop the technology during continuous operational activities, with a focus on recycling some of the CO2 produced during hydrogen production back into the process. The remaining CO2 can find applications as a technical gas in various industries, such as beverages or chemicals.
Founded in 2020, GHT specializes in a patented process that produces climate-neutral hydrogen, methanol, or methane from non-recyclable plastic waste and biomass. The technology relies on entrained flow gasification at high temperatures and locally available raw materials, offering hydrogen at a cost as low as 1.5 euros per kilogram. GHT operates a pilot plant in Leoben, Austria, to test the technology on an industrial scale.
ETG, a part of the Schwarz family business established in 1846, stands as a key player in forwarding, logistics, and disposal with over 800 employees. With a legacy of more than 50 years, ETG focuses on complete disposal services for commercial and hazardous waste in the Göppingen district. The collaboration with GHT aligns with ETG’s commitment to a sustainable circular economy and secures a reliable energy supply through this transformative joint project.