Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - January 9, 2023
Hyzon Motors Partners in Hydrogen Project
Hyzon Motors Inc. announced it is collaborating with two companies to commercialize operations of a green waste-to-hydrogen production facility that will supply hydrogen fuel to transportation markets in northern California.
The global supplier of fuel cell electric commercial vehicles will work with Raven SR Inc., a renewable fuels company, and Chevron New Energies, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
The facility will be owned by a newly formed company, Raven SR S1 LLC (Raven SR S1). Raven SR will be the operator of the facility, which is targeted to come online in the first quarter of 2024. Chevron holds a 50% equity stake in Raven SR 1. Raven SR holds a 30% stake and Hyzon owns the remaining 20%.
To produce the hydrogen, the project is expected to divert up to 99 wet tons of green and food waste per day from Republic Services’ West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill into its non-combustion Steam/CO2 Reforming process, producing up to 2,400 metric tons per year of renewable hydrogen.
Raven’s technology uses no fresh water, an important element given drought risks in California, and uses less electricity to power its units than competing processes. The project is expected to produce at least 60% of its own electricity by upgrading the currently permitted and zoned landfill gas electric generators at the landfill.
Chevron plans to market its share of the hydrogen in Bay Area and northern California fueling stations, enabling the energy transition to zero emission vehicles. Hyzon plans to provide refueling for hydrogen fuel cell trucks at a hydrogen hub in Richmond.
“The Richmond hub enables a local, renewable hydrogen ecosystem by aligning hydrogen production, refueling infrastructure and vehicle availability geographically and technologically. This alignment is expected to reduce total costs to fleet operators, accelerating the transition to zero-emissions vehicles and global decarbonization,” said Parker Meeks, Hyzon president and interim CEO in a statement “Through Hyzon’s partnership with Raven, hydrogen supply can be synchronized with the demand for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles."