Revealed today (May 24) by developers Mote, the company engaged Fluor, an industry leading EPC firm, to execute Front-End Loading 2 (FEL-2), a preliminary design phase.

Top design priorities were focused on driving for more energy efficiency in the hydrogen production process while reducing carbon intensity and lowering overall costs to build and operate.

The completion of this milestone provides Mote with commercial validation and allows the company to move forward with facility planning and technology integration, which utilises wood waste from farms, forestry, and other resources, and converts it into hydrogen.

Mote has also secured commitments for over 450 thousand tonnes of feedstock for its hydrogen production. The company claim that this is more than enough to supply production at its first facility.

Dr. Joshuah Stolaroff, Chief Technology Officer of Mote, said, “Mote’s technology presents an amazing opportunity to solve multiple problems at once by removing carbon from the air, producing clean energy, and using wastes to improve air quality.

“Completing this engineering phase gives confidence that our technology is ready to deploy with low risk. The solutions we developed during the last engineering phase will allow us to build more efficient and economic facilities, which helps commercially move us toward operations.

“We need to scale these things quickly to meet the enormous global challenge.”

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