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Kore Successfully Demonstrates Carbon-Negative Waste-to-Energy Technology That Produces Ultra Green Hydrogen at Los Angeles Facility

By October 21, 2022 3   min read  (483 words)

October 21, 2022 |

Fuel Cells Works, Kore Successfully Demonstrates Carbon-Negative Waste-to-Energy Technology That Produces Ultra Green Hydrogen at Los Angeles Facility
  • Kore system can produce up to 1,000 kilograms of UltraGreen Hydrogen™ per day, which is enough to fuel over 1,400 fuel cell electric vehicles

Kore Infrastructure announced the successful one-year demonstration of its waste-to-energy modular system at its Los Angeles facility.

This demonstration proves that Kore’s technology can produce 100% renewable energy from organic waste using a closed loop, carbon-negative process. Kore also demonstrated its ability to produce UltraGreen hydrogen that can be used to decarbonize a variety of industrial applications including steel manufacturing and ammonia production. The UltraGreen hydrogen can also be upgraded for fuel cell electric cars, trucks, buses, and trains.

The Kore process also produces biocarbon, a solid elemental carbon that can be blended into soil to reduce irrigation and fertilizer costs, improve drought resilience, and increase plant yields. Kore biocarbon is a stable form of carbon that will not revert to CO2 or CH4: its use sequesters carbon for centuries. Companies seeking to reduce their carbon footprint can purchase Kore’s carbon credits through voluntary exchange markets.

“This demonstrates that Kore’s technology is commercially-ready and able to scale up to solve the twin problems of reducing waste and increasing access to clean, carbon-negative fuels,” said Cornelius Shields, CEO and founder of Kore Infrastructure. “Our technology is now available to waste, energy, and transportation sector leaders to provide a Made-in-America, carbon-negative energy solution, creating a supply chain that is emissions-free, sustainable, and affordable.”

Kore’s modular system uses a proprietary pyrolysis process, which heats organic waste under high temperatures in a zero-oxygen environment. Kore Infrastructure’s process is designed to meet South Coast AQMD’s ultra-low NOx and particulate emissions standards. The facility has been running for one year in LA, one of the most tightly regulated airsheds in the country.

This innovative technology is designed to divert organic waste from landfills, reducing short-lived climate pollutant production and instead, producing carbon-negative hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG). These clean fuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes and hard-to-electrify sectors, including heavy-duty transportation.

To learn more about Kore Infrastructure’s technology and operations, please visit koreinfrastructure.com.

About Kore Infrastructure

Since its founding in 2008, Kore has pursued a singular mission: to provide strategic solutions for a carbon-negative, zero-waste future. Its proprietary, closed-loop technology accomplishes something that has never been done at scale: converting organic waste into 100% renewable natural gas, UltraGreen hydrogen , biogas, and biocarbon (a valuable soil amendment and coal substitute), thereby reducing the need for landfills and incinerators and removing CO2 emissions from the atmosphere for good.

Kore’s modular conversion technology is a game-changer for a wide variety of companies seeking to balance planet and profit to accelerate the energy transition. With a growing roster of interested clients, from environmental service providers to hydrogen retailers and fuel cell electric car and truck manufacturers, Kore is poised to create unprecedented decarbonization potential for waste generators and renewable energy users alike.

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