Post by engineerpoet on May 21, 2020 20:51:33 GMT 9.5
The hydrogen is only truly green if
the feedstock is not recyclable and
the energy powering the plasma torches is carbon-free.
While I think that waste-to-fuels is an excellent idea, WTF alone is not a solution. There is nowhere near enough waste (biomass) of all kinds to replace fossil fuels. Something else has to do the heavy lifting.
First demonstration steps in nuclear power plants producing hydrogen for their own use and eventually sale to nearby markets. As is typical for her, the author provides a comprehensive exposition, thoroughly researched.
A so-called virtual power plant is a control program plus switch gear to switch between supplying the grid and an alternate use. Here the alternate use is making hydrogen via hydrolysis. These are smaller scale units.