A Louisiana biomass-fueled plant using technology developed by Babcock & Wilcox will produce hydrogen and CO2 starting in mid-2026, the company said.
B&W said its BrightLoop technology is a chemical looping technology that can produce hydrogen from nearly any feedstock, including solid fuels such as waste wood and other types of biomass. The company said its process also produces an isolated CO2 stream for capture, use or sequestration, as well as nitrogen that can be combined with hydrogen to create ammonia.
Babcock & Wilcox also said it reached an agreement for General Hydrogen, a CGI Gases subsidiary, to purchase hydrogen from the facility. General Hydrogen would purchase and transport off-site up to 15 tons of hydrogen per day, according to the terms of the agreement.
CGI Gases would purchase and transport compressed carbon dioxide (CO2) captured during the process.
Joe Buckler, B&W Senior Vice President of Clean Energy, said the hydrogen could be used in power production, industrial processes or as transportation fuel.
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