Raven SR, Chart Industries sign collaboration
By Keefe Borden06 January 2023
Raven SR and Chart Industries have agreed to collaborate globally on projects that require the liquefaction, storge and transportation of hydrogen and the use of carbon dioxide in industrial processes.
Raven SR 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.
A byproduct of this process is captured CO2, which when liquefied is a commodity used for food and beverage production, fertilizer production, and other consumer applications. In addition, CO2 can be a feedstock for concrete or alternative fuels such as eFuels.
“By partnering with Chart Industries, Raven SR will be able to optimize our facilities’ production of clean fuels, strengthening both project deployment and regional fuel supply,” said Matt Murdock, CEO of Raven SR. “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.”
Chart Industries is a global engineering design and manufacturer of highly engineered equipment servicing multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas markets. Its product portfolio is used in every phase of the liquid gas supply chain, including upfront engineering, service and repair.
“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,” said Jill Evanko, Chart’s CEO and President.
The Raven SR technology is a non-combustion thermal, chemical reductive process that converts organic waste and landfill gas to hydrogen and Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuels. Unlike other hydrogen production technologies, its Steam/CO2 Reformation does not require fresh water as a feedstock.
The process is more efficient than conventional hydrogen production and can deliver fuel with low to negative carbon intensity, Raven SR said.
Additionally, Raven SR’s goal is to generate as much of its own power onsite as possible to reduce reliance on the power grid and be independent of the grid. Its modular design provides a scalable means to locally produce renewable hydrogen and synthetic liquid fuels from local waste.
Raven SR, headquartered in Wyoming, transforms biomass, mixed municipal solid waste, bio-solids, sewage, medical waste, and natural or biogas into renewable fuels. Using its proprietary, non-combustion, non-catalytic “Steam/CO2 Reformation” technology, Raven SR dependably produces a hydrogen-rich syngas regardless of feedstock utilized.
Chart Industries is global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment servicing multiple applications in the energy and industrial gas markets. Chart provides technology, equipment and services related to liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biogas and CO2 capture amongst other applications.