Putting waste to good use


As the H2 View North American Virtual Hydrogen Summit drew to a close in October, Terry Tamminen, President of 7th Generation Advisors revealed one unique method to both produce hydrogen while also reducing environmental pollution: turning sewage wastewater in green hydrogen through electrolysis.

Tamminen revealed that sewage waste in Los Angeles can provide significant amounts of hydrogen for the industry. “Consider that there is enough hydrogen in the water discharged by the sewage treatment plants every day right here in Los Angeles alone to power the entire United States transportation fleet,” Tamminen told the H2 View event.

“Yes, we could get 100% of the hydrogen we need for all US transportation needs from our wastewater water that today is treated at great expense and dumped into rivers or the ocean every single day.

“We’re also making hydrogen in California from livestock waste and urban green waste to more ways to be sustainable by turning garbage into gold.”

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