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This Company Is Turning Waste Into Clean Hydrogen. And Electricity. And Water

Alan Ohnsman of Forbes reports on a company that is turning waste into clean water, hydrogen, and electricity.

The C3 Take
  • FuelCell Energy and Toyota have deployed the world’s first tri-gen system which turns waste into hydrogen, electricity, and water.
  • The system will convert a stream of biogas, which includes agricultural waste and sludge, into 2.3 megawatts of electricity, 1,200 kilograms of clean hydrogen, and 1,400 gallons of water per day.
  • Toyota will use the hydrogen from this system to power its fleet of hydrogen fuel trucks, which the company expects will eliminate more than 9,000 tons of CO2 annually.

“The facility’s completion comes as the U.S. pushes for greater use of hydrogen from sources that don’t generate carbon dioxide. California has provided incentives for such clean power projects for years — particularly at Southern California ports that have among the worst air pollution in the country — and the Biden Administration is enacting generous new federal tax credits for clean hydrogen of up to $3 per kilogram. Billionaire Bill Gates calls hydrogen a Swiss Army Knife in the fight to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions that are slowly cooking the planet thanks to all the ways it can be used, from power generation, energy storage, cleaner production of fertilizer, ammonia and steel or as fuel for trucks, cars, ships and aircraft.”

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