Hyundai plans to build a hydrogen production plant. The raw material will be plastic waste.
RBC-Ukraine Auto reports this with a link to Carbuzz.
Last fall, Hyundai announced a $ 1.1 billion investment in hydrogen. The money will be used to build two new fuel cell factories in South Korea.
The next stage of the transition to hydrogen will be a plant for its production. Moreover, the raw material will be plastic waste. High-purity hydrogen will be produced by pyrolysis and subsequent gasification. Pyrolysis is the decomposition of materials at high temperatures in an inert environment. According to preliminary information, the construction of the plant will cost the company $ 400 million.
At the moment, the company produces only one model on hydrogen – this is the Hyundai Nexo crossover with a fuel cell power plant. Hyundai will expand its range of hydrogen vehicles in the future.