B&W to jointly develop biomass-to-hydrogen project with Victorian port
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US renewable, environmental and thermal energy technologies provider Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc (NYSE:BW), or B&W, will participate in a biomass-to-hydrogen project in the Australian state of Victoria.
The company this week said its B&W Renewable segment has signed an agreement with Port Anthony Renewables Ltd to jointly develop the project in Port Anthony.
The project will use the US company’s BrightLoop technology which employs a proprietary regenerable oxide particle to produce hydrogen from various fuels such as woody biomass, natural gas, petroleum coke, coal, municipal solid waste for waste-to-energy and syngas. In the process it creates a concentrated stream of carbon dioxide (CO2) for sequestration or utilisation.
Port Anthony Renewables is developing the Port Anthony Green Energy Hub, with the ambition to make it the largest green hydrogen hub in southeastern Australia. The joint project with B&W Renewable will be part of this hub.