Raven SR and Cap Clean Energy to build SAF facilities in Cananda
Raven SR and Cap Clean Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build biofuels facilities in Canada to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The MoU aims to co-develop a portfolio of bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration opportunities across Canada.
According to Calgary-based Cap Clean Energy, this partnership will enable the company to produce SAF from various feedstocks. It plans to use Raven SR’s patented Steam/CO2 reforming process in its facilities across Canada.
“Our purpose at Cap Clean is to develop a portfolio of clean energy assets to power society with more sustainable energy,” said Steve Polvi, CEO, Cap Clean Energy. “We look forward to working together on biofuels production scale-up, which is imperative to supporting the aviation industry to achieve its net-zero goals.”
Raven SR’s Steam/CO2 process does not require fresh water as a feedstock, unlike other hydrogen production processes, said the company. The technology used in the process is a non-combustion thermal, chemical reductive process that converts organic waste and landfill gas to hydrogen and Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuels.
The Wyomingbased renewable fuels company also claims the process to be more efficient than conventional hydrogen production and can deliver SAF with low to negative carbon intensity.
“This MoU with Cap Clean Energy provides a pathway to explore development opportunities in Canada, and in addition to expanding our SAF production footprint, will lay the groundwork for our first renewable diesel project,” said Matt Murdock, CEO, Raven SR.
Murdock added that Raven SR’s aims to generate as much of its own power on-site as possible to reduce reliance on the power grid. Also, its modular design provides the means to produce hydrogen and synthetic liquid fuels locally from local waste.
“The agreement with Cap Clean will enable the production of SAF with zero to negative carbon intensities, utilising local waste feedstocks that do not compete with food production,” he said. “By reducing waste and emissions, we can have a meaningful impact on mitigating climate change while meeting the growing demand for sustainable and renewable fuels.”