UAE’s BEEAH advances the Sharjah waste-to-hydrogen project

Project expected to produce 18,000 kilograms of green hydrogen per day
UAE’s BEEAH advances the Sharjah waste-to-hydrogen project
Green hydrogen facility

The UAE BEEAH Group of Sharjah, Chinook Sciences of the UK, and Air Water of Japan will work together to produce fuel cell-grade hydrogen from scrap wood and plastic.

The three businesses established a consortium and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Japan as the first step toward developing the Sharjah waste-to-hydrogen plant, which was first announced in May 2021.

The Middle East’s first waste-to-hydrogen plant will be located in the East Port Said/Suez Canal Economic Zone. Last month, Egypt’s Green Planet for Sustainable Environmental Solutions and US-based H2-Industries signed an agreement to that effect.

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By combining BEEAH Group’s expertise in waste management and material recovery, Chinook Sciences’ patented RODECS pyrolysis and gasification process, and Air Water’s hydrogen refinement technology, the plant will convert waste wood and plastic into fuel-cell grade green hydrogen.

Additionally, the waste-to-hydrogen project also consisted of an on-site green hydrogen refueling station, and the hydrogen would be produced for PEM fuel cells at ISO14687 or SAEJ2719 standards.

The project, which is anticipated to produce up to 18,000 kilograms of green hydrogen per day at maximum production capacity and fuel up to 1,000 hydrogen-powered large vehicles per day, was first announced by BEEAH Group and Chinook Sciences Green in March 2022.

According to the UAE’s roadmap for hydrogen leadership, the nation wants to be a hub for low-carbon hydrogen exports and is aiming for a 25 percent share of the global market.

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