The Anonymous Widower

Waste-to-Hydrogen Project Set For California

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Power Magazine.

This is the introductory paragraph.

A California company that produces renewable hydrogen has joined with a Louisiana construction group on a project to build a modular waste-to-hydrogen production facility.

These are some further points.

  • The Californian company; Ways2H, also has a project in Japan.
  • They aim to setup a pipeline of projects in 2021.
  • The California Energy Commission has said the state is short of green hydrogen.
  • The process can use paper and plastic waste or municipal solid waste.
  • They can also handle medicinal waste.
  • The systems appear to be transportable.

This paragraph is from the article.

Kindler said his company could produce “white hydrogen,” because the company’s process, which uses very high temperatures to turn waste plastics, wood, rubber and other biomass into gas and a carbon solid, can be used to sequester carbon dioxide and store it underground.

It looks to me, that if they make this system work, they will have found an alternative way to make hydrogen, by a zero-carbon method.


Could we see one of these plants in every local authority in the world to process all their waste into hydrogen?

I suspect in Ways2H’s plan for world domination, this is one of their objectives.

October 7, 2020 - Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen | , , , ,


  1. I am no scientist, but there appears to be something in common with the HERU project based in my part of the Midlands that I have been following. Both are fuelled by waste, with HERU designed to make direct use of the heat generated rather than to produce hydrogen. This poses the interesting question of which is greener overall!

    Comment by James Martineau | October 8, 2020 | Reply

    • The HERU looks interesting and works on pyrolysis, which has an entry in Wikipedia.

      There is also Altalto, which is making aviation biofuel from household waste. That is an updating of the Fischer–Tropsch process, which was invented by the Nazis to make diesel in the 1930s.

      It does seem, that waste could be finding uses instead of going into landfill.

      Comment by AnonW | October 8, 2020 | Reply

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