HYIELD will integrate new technologies and processes to efficiently convert biogenic waste streams into high-purity green hydrogen to contribute to the decarbonization of different sectors.
Europe currently produces 300 million tons of organic waste, which has the potential to generate more than 30 million tons of renewable hydrogen. This gas, also known as green hydrogen, is postulated as a route to the decarbonization of many sectors such as industry, aviation and shipping.
Using organic waste to produce 100% sustainable hydrogen also contributes to revaluing this type of waste, which could otherwise have a negative impact on the environment. Therefore, the European HYIELD project seeks to take advantage of this situation to build Europe’s first industrial-scale waste-to-hydrogen plant.
Co-funded by the European Commission’s Clean Hydrogen Partnership and coordinated by Magtel Operaciones SL, this project will integrate new technologies and processes to efficiently convert biogenic waste streams into high-purity green hydrogen that can contribute to the decarbonization of different sectors.
Thus, during its four-year duration, the HYIELD plant is expected to process more than 2,000 tons of waste and produce around 400 tons of green hydrogen, which will be tested for various industrial uses such as clean fuels, fertilizer manufacturing or the steel industry.
The aim is to develop a robust and efficient solution that will pave the way for commercial scale-up and replication throughout Europe, thus enabling the closure of landfills and the production of low-cost green hydrogen in relevant volumes, to contribute to decarbonizing sectors such as maritime and heavy industry.
The demonstration plant will use WtEnergy Advanced Solutions’ CleanTech gasification technology and H2Site’s membrane separation reactor, and will be implemented at a CEMEX cement plant in Spain, where the green hydrogen will be used in cement production.
The HYIELD consortium is made up of 16 European partners who bring to the project extensive experience in waste management, hydrogen production and thermochemical processes to meet this challenge. Among them are WtEnergy Advanced Solutions, H2Site, CEMEX, VEOLIA, ENAGÁS, EURECAT, Cetaqua, Inveniam Group, CISC, MINCATE ENERGY, SINTEF, ARISTENG, ArcelorMittal and Synhelion.
All of them met this Thursday 18th to officially start the project with an inaugural meeting held at the headquarters of WtEnergy Advanced Solutions, located in Barcelona. In this meeting, the members of the consortium were able to discuss the general objectives of the project, as well as the work plan. In addition, the objectives, tasks and activities of each Work Package for the next six months were announced.