Energy Vault Holdings Inc. announced today (May 12), an increase in scope, for its energy storage project with DG Fuels LLC to produce renewable hydrogen and biogenic based, synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and diesel fuel.
Under the same terms, the new scope will see 1,600 megawatt hours (MWh) provided to DG Fuels across three SAF projects. The partnership, which was unveiled last October, initially set out to provide 500MWh.
The project expansion will allow the SAF project to be developed to support up to 73MW for 16 hours, reflecting a total of 1,168MWh in storage capacity.
The increased scope of the Louisiana project was enabled by a ‘Front End Loading (FEL2) engineering optimisation’ between Energy Vault, DG Fuels and its engineering partners. With it resulting in a system efficiency gain of approximately 14% fuel yield to 11,650 barrels per day.
Robert Piconi Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO at Energy Vault, said, “The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and a critical segment that we are targeting globally in fulfilling our company mission of decarbonisation.
“We are excited to play an important role here in supporting DG Fuels and their partners to enable the production of green hydrogen that supports the delivery of clean, sustainable fuel to the aviation sector.”
The companies are now planning to start similar projects in British Columbia, Canada and Ohio, US, with hopes for a total capacity of 2,234MWh.
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.