Project News

El Distrito para el Control de la Contaminación del Aire del Valle de San Joaquín

Resumen de Determinación Preliminar de Cumplimiento para Hydrogen Energy California, LLC (Instalación S-7616, Proyecto S-1121903) Hydrogen Energy California, LLC (HECA) propone la instalación de una planta de generación de energía que utiliza la gasificación integrada de ciclo (IGCC, por sus siglas en Ingles), para producir un gas de síntesis de hidrógeno utilizando una mezcla de…

HECA Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2013

Please read our latest newsletter by clicking here for more information about how HECA will help meet California’s overall energy needs; HECA’s positive impacts to air and water quality; how the fertilizer production process works; and HECA’s participation in business and community activities – from the annual Kern County Economic Summit to local fundraisers… HECA…

Kern Business Journal – February/March 2013 – “Green Fertilizer for Kern County”

The February/March 2013 issue of the Kern Business Journal, themed to “Value Added Agriculture,” featured a brief article about HECA and its ability to produce much needed low-carbon fertilizer. Read more about the value of this fertilizer to Kern County and the agriculture community…

Kern Business Journal – February/March 2013 – HECA Sponsored Announcement

HECA placed a sponsored announcement in the February/March 2013 issue of the Kern Business Journal, themed to “Value Added Agriculture.” Kern Business Journal – February/March 2013 – HECA Sponsored Announcement

Kern Business Journal – December 2012/January 2013 – HECA Sponsored Announcement

HECA placed a sponsored announcement in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of the Kern Business Journal, themed to “Transportation and Logistics.” Kern Business Journal – December 2012/January 2013 – HECA Sponsored Announcement

Kern Business Journal – October/November 2012 – HECA Sponsored Announcement

HECA placed a sponsored announcement in the inaugural issue of the Kern Business Journal (October/November 2012), which provided an overview of the project and its value to Kern County. Kern Business Journal – October/November 2012 – HECA Sponsored Announcement

Please explain how a hydrogen energy plant can produce fertilizer.

One of HECA’s distinguishing factors is its multi-purpose design and process. It starts by creating clean hydrogen, which is produced by gasifying petroleum coke (a low-value by-product that comes from oil refining) and coal. The hydrogen is then used for two purposes: as a clean fuel to generate nearly 300 megawatts of electricity; and to…

November 2012 Hearing Notice

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a data response workshop for the proposed Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) project. All interested parties, agencies and members of the public are invited to participate in the workshop which will be held: WEDNESDAY, November 7, 2012 3:00 p.m. – Start of staff discussion 6:00 p.m. – Public questions…

Kern Business Journal – October/November 2012

HECA was featured in the inaugural issue of the Kern Business Journal (October/November 2012). Read the article authored by HECA’s President, Mark Lerdal, with an overview of the project, including the plant’s improved design and economics; the carbon capture utilization and storage process; the technology used for enhanced oil recovery; and HECA’s many economic and…

HECA Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2012

Please read our latest newsletter by clicking here for more information about: An overview of HECA’s progress to date, the review process, project milestones and the many ways HECA has been participating in community outreach and events – from workshops to seminars. The CEC, which has responsibility for approving proposed new power generating facilities and…