Former Nikola Energy president joins SGH2 Advisory Board

Joe Cappello, the former president of Nikola Energy and senior managing officer at Iwatani Corporation, has joined the SGH2 Advisory Board.

The US-based waste-to-hydrogen specialist welcomed Cappello to the Board, noting his 35-year career and strong commitment to advancing clean energy.

Robert Do, CEO of SGH2 Energy, said, “Cappello’s wealth of experience and leadership in clean energy infrastructure and hydrogen technologies will be instrumental as we continue to push the boundaries of sustainable hydrogen production.”

Cappello’s career began on Wall Street, and during his time within the industry, he has successfully led multiple businesses, ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar global divisions of Fortune 250 companies.

On joining the SGH2 Advisory Board, he said, “I am excited to be part of SGH2 Energy’s journey in transforming the landscape of sustainable hydrogen production. SGH2’s innovative approach aligns with my passion for advancing clean energy solutions.”

He continued, “I look forward to contributing to the Advisory Board and collaborating with the SGH2 team to drive positive change in the hydrogen sector.”

Earlier this year, in a big company milestone, SGH2 got the green light from the City of Lancaster Planning Commission for its proposed hydrogen plant that will produce up to 12,000kg of clean hydrogen per day.

The plant will feature SGH2’s pioneering Solena Plasma Enhanced Gasification (SPEG) technology, which converts rejected recycled mixed-paper waste to clean hydrogen that is carbon-negative. The conversion process reduces carbon emissions by two-to-three times more than green hydrogen produced using electrolysis and renewable energy.

Hydrogen produced at the Lancaster facility will be capable of fuelling more than 2,000 fuel cell electric cars or 350 fuel cell buses or trucks per day.

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