INNIO revealed today (August 11) that the collaboration with Raven SR would see its engines power and heat the S-Series hydrogen production facility at the sanitary landfill site in Richmond, California, US.

The anticipated Richmond plant will use landfill gas (LFG) to power the Raven’s novel non-combustion process to produce hydrogen that will be sold to power fuel cells in heavy-duty trucks.

H2 View understands the engines will allow Raven’s facility to generate a ‘significant’ amount of its own electricity, reducing demand on the Californian electric grid.

With plans of bringing the S-Series online in the first quarter of 2023, the project expects to initially process 99.9 tonnes of organic waste each day, producing up to 2,000 tonnes of hydrogen annually.

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Matt Murdock, CEO of Raven SR, said, “INNIO is able to meet our delivery schedule and provide engines that are compliant with emissions requirements for a blend of carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen.

“The Jenbacher engines are a very important element for us to realize our objective of producing renewable hydrogen with our non-combustion Steam/Carbon Dioxide Reformation Process, independent of the grid. Raven’s success in the increasing energy and electricity crisis requires that we generate autonomous power onsite.

“To succeed in the energy transition, collaboration among best-in-class engineering around the world is required. We are grateful to work with INNIO on this advanced, self-contained renewable energy design.”

Dr. Olaf Berlien, President and CEO of INNIO, added, “We are proud to collaborate with Raven on this hydrogen industry first, which is a milestone in the interconnecting of transportation and industry with the power producing sector.

“This project produces onsite renewable hydrogen from waste, uses a blend of hydrogen to generate energy to power operations, and provides renewable hydrogen for the transportation industry. This is a model example of how innovation can enable sector coupling which will be critical on the global path to Net Zero.”

Raven SR: The global expansion of an innovative waste-to-hydrogen solution

The creation of a hydrogen market is key for tackling the growing climate and environmental challenges. However one solution is recognised as having the ability to support both by reducing the amount of waste in addition to generating hydrogen.

Raven SR holds the key to this innovative waste-to-hydrogen technology and has seen significant growth in the market since the hydrogen economy has gained momentum. With plastics, landfill and general waste observed as aspects of the growing climate crisis, being able to convert these into a zero-emission fuel appear to be the key to reversing these changes.

To learn more about Raven SR who recently expanded its operations to Europe, H2 View spoke with Matt Murdock, CEO of Raven SR, to find out more about its technology and its progress in the hydrogen market.

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