Siemens and Boson Energy Partner to Transform Non-Recyclable Waste into Green Hydrogen

(L to R) Axel Lorenz, CEO of Process Automation at Siemens Digital Industries, Mariana Vaz Sigoli, Siemens Hydrogen Center of Competence, Jan Grimbrandt, CEO of Boson Energy and Liran Dor, CTO of Boson Energy

(IN BRIEF) Siemens AG and Boson Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on converting non-recyclable waste into clean hydrogen energy. Utilizing Siemens’ advanced technology and consultancy services, including automation and digitalization from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, the partnership aims to establish over 300 plants by 2030, producing 1 million tons of hydrogen annually. This initiative is expected to significantly reduce CO₂ emissions and enhance local energy security by supporting hydrogen-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure and improving grid stability. The collaboration underscores a joint commitment to driving a sustainable circular economy and addressing climate change.

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 3-Jul-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — In a strategic move aimed at advancing the global transition to green energy, Siemens AG (ETR: SIE), a German multinational conglomerate and Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, and Boson Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on converting non-recyclable waste into clean energy. This partnership seeks to enhance sustainable, local energy security and support the deployment of hydrogen-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure without compromising grid stability or consumer prices.

Key Highlights of the Collaboration:

  • Siemens’ Role: Siemens will provide consultancy and cutting-edge technology from its Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, which includes applications in automation, digitalization, electrification, and instrumentation. This comprehensive support will assist Boson Energy in developing scalable and repeatable solutions using the latest advancements in digital services and software for optimization, standardization, and simulation.
  • Boson Energy’s Vision: Boson Energy plans to establish over 300 plants by 2030, aiming to produce 1 million tons of hydrogen annually. The company’s innovative Hydrogen by Plasma Assisted Gasification (HPAG) technology will play a crucial role in achieving this target, contributing to significant CO₂ emission reductions and promoting a sustainable circular economy.

Statements from Leaders:

Jan Grimbrandt, CEO of Boson Energy, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, highlighting Siemens’ unparalleled capabilities in technology and expertise. He emphasized the potential for rapid market expansion and substantial societal impact through their Waste-to-X solution.

Axel Lorenz, CEO of Process Automation at Siemens Digital Industries, underscored the importance of digitalization and automation in scaling production capacities for complex processes like thermochemical recycling. He reiterated Siemens’ commitment to supporting Boson Energy in building a sustainable circular economy.

Stephan May, CEO of Electrification and Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, described the collaboration as a significant step toward CO₂ reduction. He emphasized the scalable and efficient model for converting waste into clean hydrogen, aligning with Siemens’ broader goal of enhancing local energy security and reducing the global carbon footprint.

Strategic Impact:

This collaboration represents a proactive response to one of the most pressing challenges of our time—climate change. By turning non-recyclable waste into sustainable hydrogen, Boson Energy’s distributed production approach promises to make hydrogen cost-competitive with fossil fuels at the point of use. The resulting hydrogen can support off-grid applications, such as fast charging, and facilitate more reliable grid operations.

Future Plans:

Boson Energy’s ambitious plan to establish a global presence, starting in Sweden, Poland, and Germany, aims to produce substantial quantities of circular hydrogen from waste. This initiative is projected to avoid up to 30 million tons of CO₂ emissions annually by 2030.

The MoU was officially signed during the ACHEMA Fair in Frankfurt, marking a pivotal moment in the collaboration between Siemens and Boson Energy. This partnership is set to pave the way for a more sustainable future, driven by innovative waste-to-hydrogen technology.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings, and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions, and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. As of September 30, 2023, the business had around 75,000 employees worldwide.

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 72,000 employees internationally.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a leading technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In fiscal 2023, which ended on September 30, 2023, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €77.8 billion and net income of €8.5 billion. As of September 30, 2023, the company employed around 320,000 people worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

Media contact:

Jessica Humphrey
Siemens Smart Infrastructure
+44 7921 728517

Christoph Krösmann
Siemens Digital Industries
+49 162 7436402

SOURCE: Siemens AG

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