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World Hydrogen Leader Charley Rattan Associates

UK based offshore wind & hydrogen corporate advisor and trainer; Faculty member World Hydrogen Leaders. Delivering global hydrogen and offshore wind corporate investment advice, business...

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  • Feb 17, 2021

Hydrogen from Waste



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Matt Chester on Feb 17, 2021

We've seen plenty of waste to energy work before, but this is the first waste to hydrogen I'm hearing about-- really interesting. If economic and effective, would be a great sustainable solution to reducing landfills while creating supply of hydrogen fuel-- perhaps perfect to be used by municipal waste vehicles-- keep it in the ecosystem?

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Charley Rattan on Feb 17, 2021

Especially if the waste vehicles themselves use the hydrogen. UK companies are exploring this.

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Matt Chester on Feb 17, 2021

Glad to see they're steps ahead of me!

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Bob Meinetz on Feb 17, 2021

Charley, currently .2% of methane consumed in the U.S. is captured from landfills; experts believe up to 5% could possibly be captured.

95% of hydrogen is made from extracted methane.

So in a best (worst?)-case scenario, 90.25% of hydrogen would still be manufactured from extracted methane; in a worst (best?)-case one, 94.98% of hydrogen would still be manufactured from extracted methane.

Either way, Royal Dutch Shell makes out like a bandit, doesn't it? The environment, not so much.

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