Today combustible renewable and waste represent 4,3% of OECD energy consumption (worldwide the number is 13%, but most of that is not used sophisticatedly). This does not yet include the 2/3 of food production getting lost as waste between agriculture and distribution to consumers, accounting for another 50% of the foregoing (in the OECD the ratio is probably way higher).
The worldwide potential for this approach may be in the order of 50.000 plants, able to support 60% of transportation on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles or 20% and all of aviation fuel from synthetic kerosene. And once developed, it will represent a renewable and/or repeatable energy concept, that can sustain without regulatory or subsidy supports. In contrary, the more Hydrogen that will be used directly and allow nC to go into mass product’s applications, the more competitive it will become in the product mix calculation, which is part of the nature of refineries.
In terms of Green House Gas Emissions’ evolution, this Technology will for sure leave a dent in the trends experienced since industrialization.