IPCEI Hy2Use helps NextChem to develop first waste to hydrogen plant


As part of the IPCEI Hy2Use project, NextChem was awarded a grant of €194 million to fund the construction of a waste-to-hydrogen facility.

At full capacity, the waste-to-hydrogen facility that this project seeks to create might generate as much as 20,000 metric tons of hydrogen per year from a feedstock of 200,000 metric tons of non-recyclable solid trash.

The grant money will be distributed as the facility is being built. The next actions will involve beginning project activities and acquiring the required permits to ensure the plant starts up in the first half of 2027 as per the funding.

Hydrogen Valley will be built in Rome to improve the supply chain for producing, transporting, storing, and using hydrogen in order to decarbonize industrial processes and promote sustainable mobility on a national scale.

Additional waste-to-hydrogen technology R&D, facilitated by scientific partners including Enea, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, and La Sapienza University of Rome, is funded by the European project to the tune of about €4 million.

Activities carried out by those participating in the realization of Important Projects of Common European Interest are supported by the non-repayable award (IPCEI).

Anela Dokso

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