A new facility in Lancaster, California will start turning trash into cash.
Not literal cash, but the state-of-the-art plant will take plastic and recycled paper and transform it into hydrogen.
The hydrogen will then be used to fuel clean vehicles and supply residents and businesses with electricity.
The facility is being built my SGH2 Global and it will be three times larger than any other hydrogen plant in the world.
“Our process extracts all carbon from the waste … removes all particulates and acid gases, and produces no toxins or pollution. The end result is high purity hydrogen and a small amount of biogenic carbon dioxide, which is not additive to greenhouse gas emissions,” according to the company’s website.
Projects like this aim to tackle two of the world’s biggest problems; plastic pollution and climate change.