Waste to Energy via Hydrogen Injection

Maximizing On-Farm Anaerobic Digesters:

Enhancing Performance with External Hydrogen for Sustainable Agriculture

Research is underway to enhance the performance of on-farm anaerobic digesters through external hydrogen, feeding an optimized hydrogenotrophic culture. These systems convert organic waste into valuable biogas, which can be used to generate electricity or sold as a Renewable Natural Gas.

This process supports the rapidly developing Hydrogen economy by providing a utilization platform while enabling sustainable and regenerative agricultural technologies. This solution promises to dramatically increase the feasibility of multiple technology solutions, driving economic and environmental performance.

We see this as an opportunity to build transformational bridges, uniting Life Sciences, energy and agriculture, addressing humanity’s grand challenges. By implementing this innovative solution, companies can improve their bottom line and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Transforming Hydrogen Utilization:

Twin Reactors Unlocking Diverse Sources

Identical twin reactors, with all variables locked and monitored, represent the first step in this breakthrough utilization pathway for hydrogen. While the baseline utilizes pure H2 from a bottle, this opportunity will open the door to diverse sources. Notably, 50-80% of the cost of hydrogen on the market is attributed to scrubbing (purification), compression, and transport. Our platform will enable the assessment of conversion capacities for various syngas mixtures, including hydrogen and other constituents like carbon monoxide, derived from diverse production methods and sources.

Why are we excited about Hydrogen?

Hydrogen (H2) is a promising solution in the fight against climate change. Our excitement lies in utilizing it for agricultural residuals upcycling, offering cost-effective and eco-friendly benefits. By integrating H2 into anaerobic digesters processing animal manure, we enhance biogas production, reduce CO2 content, and create valuable fertilizers. This holds great potential to revolutionize agriculture and combat climate change.


Hydrogen (H2) has emerged as a bright light in the global battle against climate change. While the focus on green hydrogen production is crucial, we believe that harnessing hydrogen’s potential in utilization channels is equally essential. Our enthusiasm stems from its application in agricultural residuals upcycling, offering both economic and environmental advantages.

The challenge with commercially available hydrogen is the significant costs associated with purification, compression, and transport, accounting for 50 to 80% of total expenses. However, our targeted applications open up diverse sources of H2 that can be used without purification, at low pressure, significantly reducing common costs.

Our primary focus is on integrating hydrogen into anaerobic digesters that process animal manure. This integration presents a game-changing opportunity, leading to enhanced biogas production and reduced CO2 content. By augmenting the biological process with H2, we can achieve a more efficient and complete conversion of biomass to methane, commonly referred to as Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Additionally, this process generates valuable carbon-negative fertilizers.

Over the past three years, our research and optimization efforts have highlighted the shortage of available hydrogen as a limiting factor in biogas production from manure-only recipes. By addressing this shortfall and introducing H2, we can significantly reduce the CO2 content in biogas, minimizing its environmental impact. The resulting methane, or Renewable Natural Gas, is not only environmentally advantageous but also presents no downstream challenges.

In conclusion, our excitement about hydrogen lies in its potential to transform agriculture, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to the fight against climate change. By leveraging hydrogen’s unique properties and integrating it into our processes, we are taking significant steps toward a more sustainable future.

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