Boson brings local renewable Hydrogen to wheels

Our vision is to make 1 million tonnes of renewable Hydrogen until 2030. That is enough locally produced Hydrogen to keep 100.000 zero-emission buses or heavy trucks, or 7 million cars, on the road. This is only the beginning.

A local Hydrogen ecosystem is a municipality or city sourced with local, renewable 24/7 Hydrogen – creating independence from large-scale Hydrogen distribution systems. Imagine zero-emission waste transportation, buses, trucks, commercial vehicles, port operations, and local boats and ships running on Hydrogen produced from nothing but the local Ecosystem’s own waste.

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Volume potential of Hydrogen from Waste and Biomass

Less than 1% of the 80+ million tons of Hydrogen produced globally today comes from renewable energy. At the same time demand projections range from 300-600 million tons per year by 2050 (IEA and others).

The volume potential of Hydrogen from waste and biomass in the EU alone is over 40 million tonnes per year already today – from incinerated or landfilled waste and biomass burned for power. This is four times the EUs green Hydrogen target of 10 million tons by 2050. Globally, the potential is over 250 million tons of carbon negative Hydrogen – without requiring a single MWh of electricity.

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Small waste streams make great Hydrogen rivers

Boson’s vision of 1 million tonnes of renewable Hydrogen by 2030 is the total production from 150-200 distributed units, supplying Hydrogen to independent local Ecosystems.

In transportation terms, this means 100.000 local community buses and trucks on renewable hydrogen – more than 10 times the public buses in London – or some 7 million hydrogen or electric cars on European roads.

It could also provide some 15-20 TWhe per year of electric car speed charging or power grid stability service – effectively making Boson’s Hydrogen largely independent of Hydrogen vehicle fleets or other direct Hydrogen offtake.

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Local ‘negawatt’ generation and power grid support

We are only at the beginning of electrification of industries, heating and mobility, but already now our energy systems face major challenges with lack of power, distribution grid capacity and transmission grid capacity.

One way to mitigate this is to reduce the need for power in smart ways and the industry refers to these savings as ‘negawatt’. By using Hydrogen instead of grid power in various applications, large amounts of negawatt can be ‘produced’.

An example is using Boson’s Hydrogen to power grid-independent speed charging stations or to balance stressed grids. This is unique flexibility that Boson’s local affordable Hydrogen can deliver due to cost and distribution advantages over large-scale Hydrogen produced far away.

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Closing the loop with IMBYROCK®

Conventional waste incineration produces toxic ash to the amount of 25-30% of the original weight of the waste. Zero ash is an important part of Boson Energy’s ‘no waste left behind’ technology. Toxic ash is vitrified into IMBYROCK® construction material.

This ready-to-use material represents some 1-3% of the volume and 10% of the weight of the waste and has been independently confirmed for environmentally friendly use as a filling material.

Boson foresees further upcycling of the IMBYROCK® glass material into a wide range of higher value products.