JANUARY 19

Green Hydrogen from waste

Green Hydrogen from waste

The first commercial plant in Europe to produce clean and Green Hydrogen from waste. The Swedish company Plagazi AB will build plants that produce up to  6,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year.

Plagazi AB is currently developing two green-hydrogen-from-waste plants in Premnitz, Germany and Köping, Sweden. This will be the first-of-a-kind commercial plants in Europe. One plant can take care of 45.000 tonnes of waste per year and produce up to 6.000 tonnes of Green Hydrogen per year. This is a unique opportunity to improve waste management while creating a new and highly profitable revenue stream in an environmentally competitive way. As much as 70% of the energy used to produce the hydrogen comes from the waste itself and can be directly recycled into the process.

This makes the end product competitive and highly economically viable compared to the hydrogen gas produced by the electrolysis method.

The Plagazi production cost is today 25% vs the electrolysis method. The system is completely closed and does not emit any environmentally hazardous residual products and no carbon dioxide emissions through Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

Climate benefits

– Produces 6,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year
– Takes care of 45,000 tonnes of waste per year
– Capture up to 50,000 tonnes / year of CO2 for CCS or CCUS

Budget

approx 70 MEUR

Timing

Hydrogen production plant up and running within 1-2 years.

Swedish green Recovery

The timing of the European Green Deal and the Climate law is excellent. Since around the time of the Paris agreement, there is an impatient willingness to act in the business sector, and we need authorities to catalyse this development.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat was founded to support Sweden’s ambition to decarbonize the transport sector. The Swedish Climate Law set an ambitious sector target for transport –  70 percent reduction of carbon dioxide by 2030. Through 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations the 2030-secretariat is supporting this ambitious development, independent of technical solutions or political parties. We are convinced that we need to work in parallel on behaviour, fuels (all low carbon or zero emission fuels) and vehicle technologies. All is needed.

We invited partners to send in proposals that fit well within Green recovery under the Green Deal. We have collected some 30 proposals, mostly in Sweden, in different areas using different technologies. We, the 2030-secretariat, are a Coalition of the willing with a focus on the target year 2030. There are many initiatives brewing in Sweden.

We strongly support initiatives like the Green recovery fund, and we see an increasing interest to take part. In this work we would like to stress the following:

• Allow for a multitude of solutions. We do not know which technology will be decisive, but we do know that many different technologies will be needed

• Changing our behaviour and the use of digital mobility is as important as legislation for vehicles or fuels. The 2020’s is the decade of digitalization, let’s invite digital solutions into the mobility sector

• Avoid having the good alternatives compete. The future is a combo; electricity, hydrogen, biofuels, biogas and some of the new fuels entering the market

• Do not separate fuels in generations or levels of sophistication. We are interested in the greenhouse gas reduction potential of the fuels, not what they are called

We sense a strong willingness to move forward, a season of change that is both needed and welcome. We hope that these initiatives can inspire. If you like an idea – steal it, if you want to participate, contact the person listed by the project. But most importantly, get inspired by what is possible.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat is made up of 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations joined in one common goal – supporting Sweden in reaching a 70 percent reduction of CO2 in the Swedish transport sector by 2030. We work in three areas, all equally important: vehicle technology, fuels and electrification and behaviour. All three important areas that need to deliver if we are to reach the climate target for the transport sector. The 2030-secretariat is independent from individual companies and political parties and does not favour any specific technology or solution. The reduction of CO2 is what counts. We are equally inspired by entrepreneurship and innovation as we are with grit, the on-going task of increasing efficiency. We need all to reach the climate targets.