Egypt: This $4bn plant will turn waste into hydrogen

By Sherif Tarek
Posted on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 13:35

Egyptian youth volunteers collect waste and plastic as part of a campaign to clean up the Nile River, in Cairo
Egyptian youth volunteers collect waste and plastic as part of a campaign to clean up the Nile River sponsored by Egypt's environment ministry in cooperation with VeryNile and Greenish, in Cairo, Egypt February 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Energy company H2-Industries is behind construction of Egypt’s first – and one of the world’s largest – waste-to-hydrogen facilities. Its development will be an important step towards generating green hydrogen in the North African nation, says CEO and executive chairman, H2-Industries Michael Stusch to The Africa Report.

“We plan to implement the entire project in three phases,” Stusch says.

“Phase 1, representing 20% of the total size of the future power plant, will take approximately 24 months from start [of construction] to the first production of green hydrogen,” he says.

Production of the two other phases is scheduled to start within the following two years, according to Stusch. “Further expansions are possible, depending on waste being made available,” he says.