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Historic Signing: Iwatani, SG H2 & City of Lancaster to launch closed-loop green hydrogen transportation ecosystem

On Friday September 10th at 1pm PDT, global energy company SG H2 Energy, the City of Lancaster and Iwatani, (Tokyo Stock Exchange – 8088), Japan’s leading hydrogen industrial gas company and a major developer of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS), will mark the launch of California’s first Closed-Loop green hydrogen ecosystem for transportation with a signing ceremony at the Lancaster City Hall.

With this project, SG H2 Energy will provide greener than green hydrogen produced using waste paper and recycled water and generating negative carbon emissions. Iwatani intends to transport the green hydrogen via fuel cell tanker trailers powered by green hydrogen to their hydrogen fuel stations where hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will refuel. The City of Lancaster, host and partner of the green hydrogen production facility, will facilitate the supply of guaranteed feedstock of waste paper, which has the potential to save the City landfilling and landfill space expense.

The plant, scheduled to break ground Q1 2022 and start production Q3 2023, will produce up to 11,000 kilograms of green hydrogen per day, and 3.85 million kilograms per year at full operation in baseload capacity of 350 days per year – providing a more affordable and reliable supply than any other green hydrogen production process.

SGH2 and Iwatani principals will drive to the event from Los Angeles in fuel cell vehicles. Ride along and interviews available. 

WHAT: Signing Ceremony at Lancaster City Hall with Media Q&A



Friday, September 10, 1pm PDT

WHERE: Lancaster City Hall 44933 Fern Ave, Lancaster, CA.Vaccination or test results required.


  • Fuel cell vehicles
  • Signing ceremony in Lancaster City Hall
  • B-roll and stills of all parts of hydrogen ecosystem
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