They now try to produce hydrogen with leftover food


Japan-based beer company Sapporo Breweries Ltd. announced yesterday [JP] that it and Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro (better known as Petrobras) will produce hydrogen gas using nothing but sugar cane and leftover farm products. Production of the biohydrogen is scheduled to begin in September this year.

Sapporo says the joint venture project is the world’s first of its kind. The goal is to produce green gas that can be used in both vehicles and factories (and that’s based solely on  food and farm products) by 2019. Sapporo says it expands business into this field because of the experiences gained in applying different brewing techniques.

The first factory to produce the biohydrogen is located in Sao Paolo, Brazil.