Siemens and Boson Energy enter agreement on waste-to-hydrogen technology

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Friday, 05 July, 2024

Siemens and Boson Energy enter agreement on waste-to-hydrogen technology

Siemens has announced that it has signed an MOU with Boson Energy to facilitate collaboration on technology that converts non-recyclable waste into clean energy. The collaboration aims to advance sustainable, local energy security, enabling hydrogen-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure without compromising grid stability or impacting consumer prices.

“We are excited to join forces with Siemens in our ambition to make a difference in society and support global decarbonisation with our Waste-to-X solution,” said Jan Grimbrandt, CEO of Boson Energy.

Siemens is offering technology for every step, from initial chemical processes to the final charging stations. As a technology partner, Siemens says it will assist Boson Energy in building a blueprint to create a scalable and repeatable solution, by applying digital services and software for optimisation, standardisation and simulation during both the manufacturing and operational phases.

“We look forward to supporting Boson Energy with our portfolio to contribute to a more sustainable circular economy,” said Axel Lorenz, CEO of Process Automation at Siemens Digital Industries. “Digitalisation and automation are crucial for building and scaling production capacities — even more so for complex processes such as thermochemical recycling.”

Boson Energy contributes towards decarbonisation with its distributed production of local energy and chemicals — turning non-recyclable waste into a sustainable hydrogen that is cost-competitive to fossil fuels at point of use. It does this by integrating its Hydrogen by Plasma Assisted Gasification (HPAG) technology into an ‘energy hub’ solution. The hydrogen produced can support off-grid applications such as fast charging and facilitates more reliable grid operations.

“The collaboration with Boson Energy represents a significant step forward in our commitment to advancing technologies toward CO2 reduction,” said Stephan May, CEO of Electrification and Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “By leveraging the breadth of our comprehensive portfolio, we aim to create a scalable and efficient model for converting waste into clean hydrogen. This collaboration not only addresses the urgent need for local energy security but also contributes to reducing the global carbon footprint, paving the way for a more sustainable future.”

Boson Energy is targeting more than 300 plants in order to produce 1 million tons of circular hydrogen from waste by 2030 — avoiding up to 30 million tons of CO2 emissions per year. Starting in Sweden, Poland and Germany, then continuing throughout Europe, Boson Energy is aiming for a global presence.

The memorandum of understanding was signed during the ACHEMA Fair in Frankfurt by Axel Lorenz, CEO for Process Automation, and in advance by May.

Image caption: Axel Lorenz, CEO of Process Automation at Siemens Digital Industries; Mariana Vaz Sigoli, Siemens Hydrogen Center of Competence; Jan Grimbrandt, CEO of Boson Energy; and Liran Dor, CTO of Boson Energy.

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