US clean fuels firm announces waste-to-hydrogen production hub

The facility is expected to initially process up to 99.9 tons of organic waste per day, producing up to 2,000 metric tons of renewable hydrogen as well as power for its operations every year

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US clean fuels company Raven SR has announced its first waste-to-green hydrogen production hub which is planned to become operational in summer 20222.

Located at Republic Services’ West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill in Northern California, the facility is expected to initially process up to 99.9 tons of organic waste per day, producing up to 2,000 metric tons of renewable hydrogen as well as power for its operations every year.

The process is said to avoid the creation of toxic pollutants and particulates, producing more green hydrogen per ton of waste than competing processes.

Raven CEO Matt Murdock said: “As we bring this system online under very strict environmental regulatory controls, we will demonstrate we can convert waste anywhere.

“In doing so, the Raven SR process will significantly reduce municipal solid waste and toxic emissions, improve air quality and create clean, renewable fuels.”

The facility will be co-developed by its partners, with Hyzon Motors investing up to 75% in the equity and off-take from the waste-to-hydrogen hub.

The two companies previously announced their agreement to co-develop up to 250 low to negative intensity hydrogen hubs, with this hub representing the first in their collaboration.

Hyzon CEO Craig Knight added: “Raven’s technology will not only provide zero emission fuel for our vehicles but also eliminates an additional source of carbon emissions – landfill waste.

“In this way, our partnership expedites decarbonisation of the transport industry. Launching this ‘greener than green’ refuelling station is the first step in realising Hyzon’s vision of 1,000 green hydrogen hubs.”