The project, developed by the companies Floating Particle and IPIAC, began on 8 November and consists of the installation of a production unit that will have "a system capable of transforming 50 tonnes of household waste into five tonnes of hydrogen per year", said the Municipality of Cascais, led by Carlos Carreiras.

“By investing in this technology, the Municipality of Cascais is contributing locally to solving two of the most urgent global environmental problems: the management of household waste collected by the municipality (eliminating transport costs and the use of landfills) and its use of fossil fuel energies, which are highly polluting and increasingly expensive”.

According to the note from the municipality, this technology will allow waste to no longer go to landfills and instead be used in the supply of municipal buses and waste collection vehicles, “totally reducing emissions from the entire process of its treatment”.

The production unit, called Stella, will be located in the parish of Alcabideche and “will only need to use household waste, air and a small amount of water, being self-sufficient in terms of energy”.

It is estimated that this production unit has the capacity to convert 250 kilograms and produce 24 kilograms of hydrogen daily.