In the heart of the Borgo Montello landfill in Latina, a pioneering endeavor is underway to revolutionize the fate of biogas. Traditionally associated with contributing to global warming when released into the atmosphere, biogas, when harnessed and converted into biomethane or green hydrogen, emerges as a potent force for renewable energy.
The ambitious three-year research doctorate, aptly named LFGtoGreenH2 – Green hydrogen: innovative production processes from landfill gas, spearheaded by Unicusano with co-financing from the Lazio Region, aspires to reshape the landscape of energy production. The primary goal is to devise avant-garde processes for converting landfill biogas into green hydrogen, employing cutting-edge thermal reforming techniques at high temperatures, hovering around 700-800°C.
The technological linchpin of the initiative revolves around thermal reforming, a process that holds the key to unlocking green hydrogen from landfill gas. Operating at high temperatures, this method is poised to enhance efficiency and overcome the challenges posed by diminishing flow rates and decreasing biogas quality over time.
The successful implementation of this project promises a paradigm shift in the realm of renewable energy. By converting landfill biogas into green hydrogen, the initiative not only mitigates the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions but also positions itself as a driver for a more sustainable and innovative energy landscape.