Raven and Chart Industries team up on hydrogen and carbon capture
A renewable fuels company Raven SR and a manufacturer of engineered equipment Chart Industries have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate globally on the liquefaction, storage, and transportation of hydrogen as well as pure carbon dioxide produced from Raven SR’s non-combustion Steam/CO2 Reformation process of converting waste to renewable fuel.
According to the agreement, the collaboration includes Chart providing Raven with engineering packages and equipment to enhance Raven’s flexibility in supplying hydrogen as well as CO2 as a product and Chart providing Raven with a supply chain solution for converting captured biocarbon from Raven’s proprietary waste-to-fuels process into a liquefied product, averting emissions.
“By partnering with Chart Industries, Raven SR will be able to optimise our facilities’ production of clean fuels, strengthening both project deployment and regional fuel supply. As we expand globally, it is essential for Raven SR to collaborate with a world leader in hydrogen and carbon dioxide storage and transportation in order to increase energy efficiency throughout the supply chain,” said Matt Murdock, CEO of Raven SR.
Jill Evanko, Chart’s CEO and President, said: “We are excited to partner with Raven SR, a world leader in sustainable solutions, including waste to energy and transportation applications. This collaboration brings two companies together that combined can offer a robust solution set of options for renewables customers as well as further progressing our customers’ CO2 reduction goals.”
Raven is a company that produces transportation-grade hydrogen as well as Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuels, including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), using local waste as a feedstock, including green waste, municipal solid waste, organic waste, and methane from municipal solid waste or stranded natural gas wells.
The company said that the byproduct of that process is captured CO2, which when liquefied is a commodity used for food and beverage production, fertilizer production, and other consumer applications, and, in addition, CO2 can be a feedstock for concrete or alternative fuels such as eFuels.
Its technology is a non-combustion thermal, chemical reductive process that converts organic waste and landfill gas to hydrogen and Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuels, and its Steam/CO2 Reformation does not require fresh water as a feedstock.
Raven said that its goal is to generate as much of its own power on-site as possible to reduce reliance on the power grid and be independent of the grid.
Chart Industries is a manufacturer of highly engineered equipment, servicing multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas markets.
Recently, it partnered with the provider of flow control products and services Flowserve Corporation to support the growth of hydrogen as an alternative, cleaner fuel source.
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