world’s first and largest waste-to-hydrogen project

Preliminary approval for world’s first and largest waste-to-hydrogen project

US-headed hydrogen generation and storage solutions company H2-Industries Inc. has announced that it has received preliminary approval for the development of a 1 GW Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC) Hydrogen Hub which will be the first and largest project of its type in the world. The hydrogen plant will be fed with 4 million tonnes of organic waste and non-recyclable plastic per year.

H2-Industries has embarked on a “revolutionary” project to create green hydrogen using proprietary technologies by using organic wastes as feedstock for its energy production while capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and commercializing it, achieving carbon neutrality.

While creating green hydrogen has historically proven uneconomic, H2-Industries says it has developed a proprietary process to create large amounts of green hydrogen from organic waste at competitive costs.

The green hydrogen produced from that process can be transported and stored, using other H2-Industries technologies, and released on demand for use in industrial applications.


Following a multimillion US$ investment, H2-Industries is now poised to undertake several projects which will convert organic waste, including plastic and agricultural waste and even sewage sludge, and turn same into useable hydrogen.

That hydrogen can be transported into an organic “carrier fluid” referred to in the industry as Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC), which can be transported and used to fill storage tanks much like diesel, but without the carbon emissions upon use.

The waste heat from the H2-Industries’ process can be used to generate power with steam turbines and generators.

Egypt for world’s first and largest waste-to-hydrogen plant

According to H2-Industries, it has been granted preliminary approval by the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SC°Zone) for the development of a 1GW LOHC Hydrogen Hub at East Port-Said which will be the first project of its type in the world.

The hydrogen plant will be fed with 4 million tonnes of organic waste and non-recyclable plastic per year secured at the Mediterranean entrance to the canal.

The Suez Canal Project will produce 300 000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year at half the levelized cost of current green hydrogen production technologies, taking the cost even lower than current levels for low-carbon and grey hydrogen production.

This is an exciting opportunity and one that will take the tons of waste that collects in Egypt and turn it into green hydrogen. The Waste-to-Hydrogen plant is a breakthrough in making green hydrogen economically viable, helping not only reduce global CO2 emissions but also reducing the pollution and impairment of water resources in the country, said Michael Stusch, Executive Chairman of H2-Industries.

H2-Industries will be the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the East Port-Said waste-to-hydrogen plant and will operate the plant including the waste pre-collection facilities and the transportation from the pre-collection facilities to the waste-to-hydrogen plant in East Port-Said.

H2-Industries will also manage the SPV which will be established for the project and manage the selling of hydrogen and/or synfuels to worldwide off-takers.

Alternative transportation fuels

Green hydrogen so produced can be sold and transported for international use in 20th-century infrastructure, e.g., diesel trucks carrying H2-Industries’ LOHC.

Alternatively, H2-Industries can create low-cost synthetic diesel (eDiesel) or sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), with the captured CO2 which is the only emission in this process, depending on international market demand for same.

H2-Industries is also commercializing other green hydrogen products to meet the commercial needs of end-users with applications ranging from the transformation of coal-fired power plants to hydrogen power plants and transforming steel, cement, and glass production making it CO2-free by using H2-Industries’ technology and green hydrogen.

Post time: Feb-24-2022

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