Bee’ah and Chinook Sciences to produce hydrogen from waste in the UAE
The UAE aims to cut emissions by 24% by 2030 and to become leading green and blue hydrogen producer.
Bee’ah, (the UAE’s environmental, recycling & waste management company) and UK-based Chinook Sciences (the UK waste to energy company) to collaborate on the Middle East first waste-to-hydrogen project in the UAE, including a green hydrogen generation plant and a hydrogen vehicle fuelling station.
The project is an evolution of Bee’ah and Chinook Sciences’ US$ 180 million waste gasification to energy project and addresses the increased market demand in the region for new sources of renewable energy such as green hydrogen.
The production cost of green hydrogen from the plant would be very competitive and potentially lower than diesel and gasoline. The plant would be able to fuel 1,000 hydrogen-powered large vehicles per day.
Green hydrogen will be produced from non-recyclable plastic waste and waste wood which will be fed into the fuelling station to power hydrogen vehicles.
Salim Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah, said, “Green hydrogen will be a vital pillar of our future energy landscape, and Bee’ah has been looking into this market for some time now with Chinook in alignment with our long-term strategy to develop new, sustainable energy solutions.”
Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, said, “This project will showcase the potential of waste-to-hydrogen.”
Dr Rifat Chalabi, Chairman and CEO of Chinook Sciences, said, “We are very excited to use Chinook Sciences’ patented Rodecs gasification and pyrolysis technology in the UAE, which breaks down hydrocarbons from waste through advanced thermal treatment to release and recover green hydrogen.”