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Raven SR plans to use INNIO’s Jenbacher engines with a ‘ready for H2’ option to produce renewable energy. [Image: INNIO]

By Shardul Sharma

Austria’s INNIO will work with Raven SR to power the latter’s waste-to-hydrogen plant in California with 100% renewable energy, the company said on August 11.

Raven SR plans to use INNIO’s Jenbacher engines with a ‘ready for H2’ option to produce renewable energy. The energy system will power and heat Raven SR’s S-Series hydrogen production facility at a sanitary landfill in Richmond, California.

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, INNIO said.

The collaboration with Raven’s technology offers a strong renewable hydrogen alternative to electrolysis, using less electricity and no need for fresh water, the company said. INNIO’s Jenbacher engines will allow the Raven facility to generate a significant amount of their own 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. This project will initially process up to 99.9 metric tons/day of organic waste and produce up to 2,000 metric tons/year of hydrogen.