B&W technology to be tested in biomass-to-hydrogen project in S Korea
Hydrogen tanks. Source: US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
November 22 (Renewables Now) - US renewable, environmental and thermal energy technologies provider Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc (NYSE:BW), or B&W, will study the potential for using its technology for green hydrogen production with biomass fuel in South Korea.
The assessment will be carried out under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NRG Korea, Babcock & Wilcox said on Monday. The partners will study the applicability of the US firm’s BrightLoop chemical looping technology which deploys a proprietary, regenerable particle that can effectively separate carbon dioxide (CO2) while producing hydrogen, steam or syngas.
The specific technology is ready for commercialisation.
The project in South Korea, if developed, aims to use waste biomass as feedstock to produce hydrogen for fuel cells used for electrical generation.
“B&W’s BrightLoop technology is a cutting-edge solution for hydrogen generation from virtually any fuel stock [..],” said Joe Buckler, B&W Senior Vice President, Clean Energy.
NRG Korea is engaged in waste processing and the production of alternative fuels.
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