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Did you know there’s a hotel in Kawasaki City, Japan that creates hydrogen from waste plastics to supply about 30% of its energy needs?




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Matt Chester on Jul 29, 2020

In the first year after its opening, the hotel ran a test in which it recycles even the amenities used in hotel rooms, such as toothbrushes and hair combs, as feedstocks for hydrogen production.

Would be curious to learn more-- details are sparse here. Is this any old recycled plastic, or are they making these amenities special so that they more easily become feedstock? And I wonder what sort of cost/benefit analysis for the hotel comes out as to see if it would be scalable. 

Either way, compelling idea in play in this one location!

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