Raven SR Inc., a renewable fuels company, and H3 Dynamics, a developer of hydrogen aviation technologies, have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on waste-to-hydrogen energy systems.
The partnership will support the decarbonization of airport operations and the adoption of hydrogen at airports. H3 Dynamics will provide hydrogen power systems to replace conventional fuel and other energy sources at airports, especially in Asia, Europe, and the US. Raven SR will provide renewable hydrogen production facilities to supply airports. The use of hydrogen to power various ground operations will help reduce emissions at airports.
Matt Murdock, CEO of Raven SR, said: “We see tremendous demand to decarbonize the aviation sector with renewable fuels, including on the ground. By collaborating with H3 Dynamics, we can reach a broader network among airports and equipment, including a variety of aircraft operations, to install waste-to-energy hubs where there is an acute need to curb emissions.”
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, Raven SR’s Steam/Co2 reformation does not require fresh water as a feedstock. According to Raven, the process is more efficient than conventional hydrogen production and can deliver fuel with low to negative carbon intensity.
In addition, Raven SR’s goal is to generate as much of its own power onsite as possible to reduce reliance on the power grid and even be independent of the grid. Raven believes its modular design provides a scalable means to locally produce renewable hydrogen and synthetic liquid fuels from local waste.
Taras Wankewycz, CEO of H3 Dynamics, commented: “Raven SR provides a way to convert a variety of waste feedstocks into clean hydrogen, with a process that uses less energy than other renewable hydrogen production. Raven SR’s advanced waste-to-hydrogen technology offers a less intensive, more sustainable means of locally producing fuel.”
H3 Dynamics will work with its technology and manufacturing partners to configure hydrogen power systems componentry to meet certification requirements within the airport and aircraft environment.
Wankewycz added: “H3 Dynamics will deploy decarbonization use cases that have a more immediate impact, so that the infrastructure built today can also welcome hydrogen aircraft in the future.”