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H2-SPHERE GmbH signs contract with the German Aerospace Center to develop green hydrogen production process

H2-SPHERE and DLR will include two complimentary techniques for converting environment-contaminating mining waste to green hydrogen and other commercial by-products.

March 2, 2022   by CM Staff

MONTRÉAL — Cerro de Pasco Resources Inc. announces that its subsidiary H2-SPHERE GmbH, formed in December 2021 in partnership with Prof Dr. Bernhard Dold, has signed an exclusive agreement with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), to jointly develop techniques for converting mining waste into green hydrogen and other by-products. In the first stage (6 months), DLR will produce an Investigation Report and in the second stage the entity will perform laboratory testing, culminating in a template for industrial-scale production.

DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany’s research center for aeronautics and space. It conducts research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. DLR uses 55 research institutes and facilities to develop solutions.

Research with H2-SPHERE will be executed by the Institute of Future Fuels, Solar-Chemical Process Development department, recently formed by DLR to prioritize the development of Chemical storage systems (fuels, i.e. green hydrogen). Ongoing research priorities are highly compatible with the CDPR mineral waste resource.

H2-SPHERE and DLR will include two complimentary techniques for converting environment-contaminating mining waste to green hydrogen and other commercial by-products. The new techniques will enable CDPR to permanently remove highly-pollutive elements in its mineral waste resource that are the primary cause of acid mine drainage (AMD). Thus, by achieving the twin benefits of removing AMD and producing green hydrogen, hydrogen produced by CDPR may be considered “double-green”.

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Guy Goulet, CEO: “The Cerro de Pasco Team is very pleased to engage in this project along with DLR and H2-SPHERE. Prof Dr. Bernhard Dold has been extremely active assisting governments in mine waste management in South America for many years and we believe that the innovations that he and DLR are driving could be a game-changer for our company. Green hydrogen will clearly play a major role in addressing climate change and is likely to become the main fuel for the mining activity in Peru and other places.”