Sugar Valley Energy, a subsidiary of California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE+P), and STARS Technology Corp, have announced a collaboration agreement to deploy hydrogen production technology at SVE’s planned, fully permitted 160-acre sugarcane ethanol biorefinery, bioelectric, biogas and wastewater treatment facility in Imperial Valley, California in the US.
The SVE-STARS agreement envisions the deployment of up to 80 STARS-250 H2 Generators, producing low-cost, renewable hydrogen that meets the new federal clean hydrogen standard, according to the companies.
These generators would be installed at SVE’s low-carbon ethanol plant that will produce more than 70 million gallons of low-carbon ethanol each year.
The hydrogen generators would also potentially be installed at nearby hydrogen fueling stations.
“We are excited about the potential to partner with STARS Technology Corporation to bring their state-of-the-art hydrogen production technology to our low-carbon renewable sugarcane ethanol and power project,” said Dave Rubenstein, president and CEO of CE+P. “This collaboration aligns with our commitment to sustainable energy solutions and will revolutionise the production and utilisation of clean hydrogen.”
“This collaboration between SVE and STARS represents a significant milestone in advancing clean energy solutions and propelling sustainable development in Imperial Valley and beyond,” said Robert S. Wegeng, STARS president and chief technology officer.