INNIO and Raven SR agree deal to power first waste-to-hydrogen plant

Dr. Olaf Berlien, President and Chief Executive Officer of INNIO

INNIO in collaboration with Raven SR announced Raven SR’s plans to use INNIO’s Jenbacher engines [60 Hz] with a “Ready for H2” option to produce renewable energy. This will power and heat Raven SR’s S- Series hydrogen production facility at a landfill in Richmond, California.

What are the terms of the partnership?

At the site, landfill gas (LFG) will be the primary fuel to provide power for the non-combustion process that converts waste to hydrogen. The hydrogen product will be resold to power fuel cells in heavy-duty trucks. The Raven SR process will also provide a residual fuel containing residual green hydrogen from the concentration process to supplement the LFG to fuel the Jenbacher Ready-for-H2 engines to generate renewable power in a continuous loop.

The cohort with Raven offers a renewable hydrogen alternative to electrolysis, using less electricity and no need for fresh water. INNIO’s Jenbacher engines will allow the Raven facility to generate a significant amount of electricity, reducing demand on California’s electrical grid.

Raven SR plans to bring its S-Series online in the first quarter of 2023 at the Republic Services West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill in Richmond. This project will process up to 99.9 tons of organic waste per day and produce up to 2,000 metric tons per year of hydrogen.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the partnership?

Commenting on the partnership, Chief Executive Officer, Raven SR, Matt Murdock, said: “INNIO is able to meet our delivery schedule and provide engines that compliant with emissions requirements for a blend of CO2, methane and hydrogen. The Jenbacher engines are an important element for us to realize our objective of producing renewable hydrogen with our non-combustion Steam/CO2 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,” Matt Murdock further commented.

Commenting on the partnership, President and CEO of INNIO, Dr. Olaf Berlien, said: “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,” Dr. Olaf Berlien further said.