What is green CBR© hydrogen?
Introduction. Concord Blue manufactures our hydrogen using a special, steam thermolysis reforming process, which decomposes and reforms waste into our hydrogen-rich syngas in an oxygen-free environment. As every toddler knows without “air” (oxygen) there can be no combustion / no burning. No combustion means significantly less dilution producing a higher quality product gas with less tars, CO2 emissions and contaminants. On this page (link to the corresponding article) you can learn more about the special process we use to produce our hydrogen.
Certified “Green” & Net Negative CO2 Emissions. In November 2021, TÜV Süd examined the application of using a CBR© to produce hydrogen from biomass waste feedstocks. After careful evaluation, they awarded our CBR© technology as a generation process for “green hydrogen.” More recently, RedCert auditors following the principles established by the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) certified our upcoming Herten CBR© W2H2 facility will produce hydrogen that yields net negative CO2 emissions of -245.81 kilograms per GJ of hydrogen. This results in certified CO2 emission savings of over 100,000 tons per year—a new industry benchmark, which currently no other waste to hydrogen technology has been able to come close to achieving.
Emissions Savings Generating New Revenue Streams. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to improve our environment, CO2 emission savings produced from CBR©s may also translate into additional revenue streams for the facility. For example, German regulations provide that approximately 30% of Herten’s certified emission savings can be sold to fossil fuel companies to meet their quotas under the law. With a market value today of €400 per ton of CO2 savings, this results in additional annual revenues of €12M—100,000 tons of emission savings times 30% times €400.