Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Producer Hydrofuel Acquires Nigerian Waste to Hydrogen Start-Up

By July 22, 2022 3   min read  (552 words)

July 22, 2022 |

Fuel Cells Works, Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Producer Hydrofuel Acquires Nigerian Waste to Hydrogen Start-Up

Hydrofuel’s acquisition of Lumos Laboratories in Nigeria enables the development of new green energy solutions while addressing serious sanitary waste concerns.

Our mission to provide Green Hydrogen from Ammonia with lower costs and life cycle pollution than any other fuel now also addresses sanitary waste issues in third world economies”

— Greg Vezina, Hydrofuel Canada  Chairman  and  CEO

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Hydrofuel Canada Inc. (“Hydrofuel”), a company engaged in the last mile production and delivery of Green Ammonia and Hydrogen to its customers, has entered into a share purchase agreement with Lumos Laboratories Nigeria Limited (Lumos). Lumos has patented technology to produce green hydrogen, ammonia, fertilizer, electricity and other commodities from human and animal wastes. Under the terms of the share purchase agreement, Hydrofuel will provide funding to commercialize the technology.

Lumos developed its technology to address the serious health concerns of communities without centralized sanitary sewage treatment.  Untreated sewage poses a major risk to human health as it contains waterborne pathogens that can cause serious illness, such as cholera, typhoid and dysentery. The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 3 Billion people lack access to improved sanitary facilities, with the lowest coverage in sub-Saharan Africa (37%), Southern Asia (38%) and Eastern Asia (45%). Lumos technology would provide decentralized treatment of sewage on a neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood basis.

Implementing the technology is made possible by the sale of green energy and other by-products captured and generated by the process. In addition to poor sanitation, third world economies typically face energy poverty to heat, cook and provide basic services. Lumos’ technology addresses these concerns in part with the energy produced from its process. It is estimated that the value of the energy that can be captured using this process will enable Lumos to pay residents a small incentive fee for using its waste capture technology, further enabling local economic development. Lumos has secured a consulting contract with the Nigerian Prison Authority to study and pilot its technology. The green hydrogen and ammonia generated will be evaluated and assessed as a fuel for mobility, heat and electrical generation, and as fertilizer.

Lumos’ Inventor and CEO, Ejikeme Patrick Nwosu, said: “We are grateful that we have made this acquisition deal with Hydrofuel Canada as it will offer a wonderful platform to achieve our dream of making clean, affordable, renewable hydrogen-ammonia energy widely available, while reducing the health impacts of untreated waste in our community.”

Inventor Nwosu’s work has been covered by The Guardian in several articles including in:

How Nigerian scientist developed method for producing flammable gases from urine | The Guardian – Nigeria and World News, 29 November 2018; and

Urine-to-energy inventor receives two new patents for discoveries | The Guardian – Nigeria and World News, 15 July 2021.

About Hydrofuel Canada Inc

Located in Mississauga, Ontario, Hydrofuel Canada Inc. is focused on providing low cost, last – mile Green Ammonia and Hydrogen solutions to its customers. Hydrofuel’s proprietary technologies include modular re-fueling stations for Hydrogen and EV charging, MAPS technology for low-volume, low cost production of Green Ammonia and Hydrogen separation Module for highly efficient separation of Hydrogen from Ammonia. Hydrofuel has over 40 years of experience in ammonia energy and fuel systems technologies. Hydrofuel®™ and Ammonia Solutions© are registered Trademarks and Copyrighted.

SOURCE Hydrofuel Canada Inc.

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