The Redding Rancheria Tribe will develop a 30 tonnes per day green hydrogen plant in Red Bluff, California, in partnership with H2 Energy Group.
Unveiling its plans, the Tribe said it has already received $500,000 of financial support from the Department of Conservation to help provide clean fuel for transportation on the I-5 corridor, replacing fossil fuels that emit carbon dioxide (CO2).
In turn, this will support California Governor Gavin Newsom’s goal of banning the sale of diesel or gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035.
Green hydrogen produced at the plant will be made from forest biomass from the Sierra Nevada mountains. By removing dead, down, and diseased trees and underbrush from the forest, the project will also support state and federal policy to prevent forest fires.
Jeremy Hayward, tribal member and President of the Redding Rancheria Economic Development Corporation, described producing hydrogen from excess forest biomass as a win/win for the environment.
He added, “As tribal members, we’ve learned to be responsible for the next seven generations. We must do our part to make this world a better place for our kids. The tribe is grateful for the State Department of Conservation’s assistance and the support of the City of Red Bluff.”
The Redding Rancheria Tribe is licensing technology from H2 Energy Group to aid hydrogen production.
Christopher Headrick, founder and Chairman of H2 Energy Group, said, “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Redding Rancheria and the State of California on this project. The I-5 corridor is a natural place to deploy this technology to produce green hydrogen fuel as soon as possible.”
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