Meet Raven SR: the leading producer of hydrogen through waste 

This American producer uses gas from the decomposition of green and organic waste to transform it into synthetic fuels or hydrogen. A method that has been rather successful in the United States and internationally.

Raven SR’s latest announcements regards the aviation sector. On the one hand, it will supply synthetic fuels for ANA (All Nippon Airways) and JAL (Japan Airlines) – in both cases 50,000 tonnes from 2025 and 200,000 tonnes per year after 10 years. On the other hand, it will collaborate with H3 Dynamics to decarbonise ground operations in airports. This latter contract concerns Asia, Europe and the United States. Synthetic fuels are also used in road transport, for example with renewable diesel developed for Emerging Fuel Technologies.

The company, which is supported by the oil company Chevron and Hyzon Motors, is obviously working with these two partners. They are involved in a production site in Northern California, which will be operational in 2024. There, 100 tonnes of waste will be converted into hydrogen every day to supply stations. As for Hyzon, it aims to develop 100 hubs of this kind in the USA.

It should be noted that Japan’s Itochu and Korea’s Samsung are also among the shareholders.

In addition to America, Raven SR is also targeting Europe with its ‘waste to hydrogen’ process. The company has opened a subsidiary in Spain, which has just received a grant from the European Union to open a production site in the province of Aragon.

Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King

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Marina Leite

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As a Brazilian passionate about languages, human rights and environmental issues, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Applied Foreign Languages with a major in International Economic Development. Drawing on my experience as a content creator on social networks, I joined Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022, first as an intern, then as Marketing & Communications Manager and designer.

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