June 1, 2023

California award to Mote project with SMUD

Mote is excited to announce that we were recently awarded grant funds from the California Department of Conservation’s Forest Biomass to Carbon-Negative Biofuels Pilot Program to deploy a first-of- a-kind (FOAK) biomass gasification facility with integrated carbon capture and geological sequestration.

The facility will produce carbon-negative hydrogen for Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to utilize for thermal power generation and transportation.

This project will help SMUD realize it’s 2030 Zero Carbon Vision – the most ambitious aim of any large utility in the U.S. Annually, the project will process at least 300,000 metric tons (MT) of wood waste-based biomass to create more than 20,000 MT of hydrogen and geologically sequester more than 450,000 MT of carbon dioxide (CO2), removing massive amounts of carbon from the air.  

If you’d like to learn more, please reach out to us here.

About Mote

Mote has created the world’s first solution for conserving all of the energy and carbon from woody waste biomass. Mote’s technology reacts woody waste biomass with pressurized oxygen to make permanently storable CO2 and pure hydrogen. Mote is based in Los Angeles, California, and is backed by leading investors.

Visit Mote online at motehydrogen.com, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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