This is particularly important, since in 2020, 96% of all hydrogen was obtained from fossil-fuel sources, while green hydrogen is the result of the clean process of electrolysis.
According to The Next Web, German energy storage company H2-Industries announced that it will build the first waste-to-hydrogen facility in Egypt, which also happens to be the first project of this kind in the world.
H2-Industries hopes that, through this project, it will be able to convert organic waste from the Suez Canal Economic Zone into hydrogen, and among the raw materials used for the process are plastic and agricultural waste.
Energy providers can use the hydrogen produced by the company to generate power with steam turbines and generators.
H2-Industries aims to produce as much as 300.000 tons of green hydrogen per year, and the facility will be processing some four million tons of municipal waste per year in order to obtain the fuel.
The Suez Canal Project might be able to produce green hydrogen at half the price of current production techniques, which might bring the overall cost of green hydrogen down in the future.
Also, CO2 emissions captured from processing could help with the production of synthetic diesel and even sustainable aviation fuel.
Green hydrogen innovation is concentrated mostly in small research projects for now, but this new initiative could be one of the first large scale green hydrogen production facilities that might emerge in the future.