Standard Hydrogen Company is introducing a method to convert garbage into hydrogen fuel. This technology began as an effort to improve the way the oil and gas industry has been disposing of its toxic hydrogen sulfide. Standard Hydrogen converts this expensive aspect of the refinery business—the disposal of hydrogen sulfide—into cost-effective and ecologically sound production of high purity hydrogen and sulfur.
Once we realized we could easily convert a variety of waste streams into hydrogen sulfide it was a simple matter of applying our patented technology to turn garbage into hydrogen.—Alan Mintzer, Standard Hydrogen CEO
Some examples of waste that can be turned into hydrogen include: plastic, tires, paper, wood, mattresses, rotting food and even used clothing. Any remnants would become non-toxic, non-polluting compounds. Metals and glass would not be used in this process.
The company has recently proven the science behind the new technology by economically producing hydrogen from hydrogen sulfide. More research and development will be conducted through mid-2020, while seeking additional joint venture partners to complete the engineering phase of the technology rollout.
The company’s process requires no precious metal catalysts and requires little to no maintenance. The company says that its operation is easy, cost-efficient, and most importantly, environmentally clean.