Waste-to-hydrogen company, SGH2 Energy, will sell 3,850 tons per year of carbon-negative green hydrogen to refueling stations throughout southern California. This launch is the beginning of a massive ten-year contract between SGH2 and two large operators. According to SGH2 Energy CEO, Robert Do, “this is the first and only long-term green hydrogen off-take agreement thus far globally.”
The carbon-negative H2 will be produced from biogenic waste and biomass at the company’s planned production facility in the City of Lancaster north of Los Angeles. The plasma-enhanced gasification plant is scheduled to open in the summer of 2023, will be owned jointly in a public-private partnership by the city and SGH2, and is forecasted to produce up to 11,000 kg daily.
The hydrogen will be compressed into 11 tube tanker trailers every 24 hours for distribution across southern California, with the gas providing enough fuel for 2,000 cars or 250 heavy-duty buses or trucks daily.