Hyundai signs green hydrogen MOU

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) and the state-owned Landfill Site Management Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on eco-friendly hydrogen production technology in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday (29 August).
HMG said it is moving towards clean hydrogen production by using biogas generated from food waste treatment processes.
The agreement aims to establish a system capable of producing 216 kilograms of hydrogen daily using biogas produced by the corporation over the next two years.
This amount of hydrogen is sufficient to charge more than 34 Hyundai's hydrogen fuel cell electric NEXO vehicles, according to the organisation.
The agreement will see Hyundai Motor and Kia establishing an integrated system for catalytic reaction processes. Hyundai Engineering & Construction will develop gas selection and separation technology for hydrogen production, and Landfill Site Management Corp. will research biogas preprocessing technology and provide research sites and facilities related to biogas.
HMG further aims to enhance its capacity for hydrogen production and plans to research synthetic e-fuel production. The company intends to apply the additional renewable synthetic fuels obtained during hydrogen production to conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.
"We plan to advance as a global carbon neutrality leader by developing high-value-added technologies such as renewable synthetic fuels and environmentally friendly plastic internal materials," said Hong Seung-hyun, head of Materials Research & Engineering Center at HMG.

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