H2-Industries and Public Establishment For Industrial Estates – Madayan have signed an MoU to develop a waste-to-hydrogen plant in Oman with PV solar power plants.
The proposed US $1.4 billion facility will be built on a 200,000 m2 coastal site, initially converting up to one million tonnes of municipal solid waste annually. The waste will be sourced from waste management operators and mined from existing landfills but can expand to manage up to four million tonnes of waste.
The project also includes constructing a 300 MW base-load capable PV solar installation that will comprise 70 MW of electrical storage.
The annual production of hydrogen and CO₂ generated from the waste has an export value of over $268 million, comprising 67,000 tonnes of green hydrogen and one million tons of CO₂. Once the pre-development and permitting phase is completed, the facility will start producing hydrogen in approximately 30 months.
Although the Oman hydrogen plant’s primary function is to produce green energy without environmentally harmful emissions, it also offers additional benefits to the region. Oman’s per capita waste generation is more than 1.5 kg per day, among the highest worldwide.
H2-Industries’ proprietary technology transforms organic waste, including plastic, sewage sludge, and existing landfill waste, in a thermos-chemical process into green hydrogen and pure CO₂. This is achieved without using external electricity or burning waste, making the entire process emission-free.
The green hydrogen produced from that process can be transported and stored using H2-Industries’ Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technologies, and released on demand for use in industrial applications. The hydrogen can be sold and transported for international use, or H2-Industries can create low-cost synthetic diesel (eDiesel) or sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), with the captured CO₂.