BEEAH Energy, a subsidiary of BEEAH Group, the Middle East’s leading sustainability pioneer, and UK-based Chinook Sciences have signed an official agreement to commence the development of the region’s first waste-to-hydrogen plant to produce combined low-cost ground-breaking green hydrogen and high-quality activated carbon.
Non-recyclable waste wood and plastic will be processed using Chinook RODECS gasification and pyrolysis technology, which will produce up to 18,000kg of green hydrogen a day at full operational capacity.
The UAE announced at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference last November that it’s setting a target of a 25% global market share of low-carbon hydrogen by 2030.
Production of green hydrogen will be significantly cheaper than that of fossil fuels. The plant will host a hydrogen fuelling station, equipped to provide enough fuel cell grade hydrogen for several large trucks and buses every day.
The cost-efficiency and delivery of the green hydrogen come from Chinook’s patented RODECS technology. Additionally, the plant’s unique operational concept allows it to run profitably even during a time when the hydrogen market is still developing. This will be achieved in the early months of operation by relying entirely on the production of the plant’s secondary revenue stream of activated carbon. The high-grade activated carbon produced will be used for environmental purposes as a high-grade filtration media to clean water resources and air, filtering harmful pollutants, including pathogens and viruses.