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SMO Solar Process

A solar processor to produce green hydrogen

April 2021
Gallery SMO Solar Process 1
Gallery SMO Solar Process 1
01.

Identification

SMO's mission is to address the challenge of producing clean, stable energy at an affordable price. SMO's technology is a compact and autonomous processor that uses the sun as its primary energy source to transform waste and/or biomass into green hydrogen and energy, with a negative CO2 footprint. SMO converts solar energy into powerful microwaves, which are used in synergy with thermosolar energy in each step of the process. Indeed, SMO offers the industry an innovative, very advantageous and flexible green hydrogen production. This production of green hydrogen is coupled with Carbon Capture technology allowing the absorption of CO2. A SMO site is made of independent units, allowing easy scale-up by simply adding units to meet local needs. Thanks to its modularity, adaptability, versatility and complete autonomy, SMO fits all types of areas. By using locally sourced inputs, SMO supports the circular economy.

Label Date April 2021
By NST
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • Using only solar thermal energy and powerful microwaves, SMO overcomes the energy penalty and reaches the goal of using 0% of external energy
  • Through an intermediate product, SMO can produce Hydrogen on demand and reach full capacity in less than 10 minutes.
  • 1 SMO unit transforms annually 8450 tons of waste into 782 tons of green Hydrogen, enough to power 240 buses
  • 1 SMO units captures directly 3400 tons of CO2 and avoids another 6205 tons of CO2 annually, summing up to almost 10 000 tons of carbon offsets, corresponding to emissions of 5 300 EU cars annually
03.

The Financial benefits

  • SMO presents a low capex of 100€ per kW versus 1300€ for competition
  • Green Hydrogen at 2500 €/ton, surpassing the European goal years earlier
04.

Activity Region

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Africa

Morocco,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

NST

"Take everything from waste, leave nothing to waste" Producing hydrogen and valuable carbonated products from waste

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Headquarters Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe
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