Local energy security, health, and prosperity – from Your waste

Did you know that there is enough non-recyclable waste in any city, to take all commercial transport in that city to zero emission. Boson and our global partners are starting this radical shift, city-by-city, to change the role and value of waste globally. Forever.

A local Hydrogen Ecosystem is a municipality or city sourced with local circular 24/7 Hydrogen – creating independence from large scale energy transmission systems.

Imagine zero-emission waste transportation, buses, trucks, commercial vehicles, port operations running on H2-powered charging; boats and ships running on green methanol; and distributed heat and thermal cooling produced from nothing but the local Ecosystem’s own waste. Heat and green CO2 fed to vertical CAE farming, or locally sourced green urea, to produce local food without a fossil carbon footprint.


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.


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.


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 – 'negawatt' in industry lingo. 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 or to balance stressed grids. This unique flexibility is possible due to cost and distribution advantages over large-scale Hydrogen produced far away.


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.