Raven SR turning garbage into power

Written by Kfir Kedem – March 30, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Waste is piling up second-by-second. Be it spoiled food, plastic packaging, broken furniture, or even sewage – humans are not able to live without producing waste. With all this waste piling up, what can we do about it? Is there any way to use it to our advantage?

Raven SR certainly seems to think so. Founded in 2018, the Wyoming-based startup converts any and all waste into hydrogen and synthetic fuel. The company does so by first separating all of the oxygen from the waste, and then heating it up until it turns to gas. Then the hydrogen can be separated. The result is hydrogen along with synthetic fuel. Removing the oxygen at the beginning of the process prevents unwanted combustion.

The synthetic fuel that is created is said to be less-emitting than other fuels on the market with 33% less carbon monoxide and 16.7% less NOx. This may seem too good to be true, but Raven SR has recently gained Samsung Venture as an investor which makes the technology seem more credible.

Auto Trendy’s take:

This technology is seriously cool. If it can in fact produce hydrogen that is clean enough to be used in fuel cells and synthetic fuel that is less emitting than the rest – then Raven SR has developed one of the greatest solutions of our history. The company would simultaneously solve fuel shortages along with global sustainability.