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Emerson and Cavendish Renewable Technology to drive innovation in H2 applications

Emerson announced that Cavendish Renewable Technology (CRT), an Australia-based startup with proprietary H2 technologies, will work with Emerson’s automation and software portfolio to accelerate the deployment of CRT’s H2 production solutions.

As the world continues to seek sustainable energy alternatives, H2 has emerged as a promising carrier of cleaner energy. With its immense potential to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, H2 technologies have become a key focus for researchers, industries and governments worldwide.

“It’s going to be a golden era for H2 over the next decade,” said Ani Kulkarni, Ph.D., CRT’s chief executive officer. “Working with Emerson will enable us to optimize and scale our operations, which will help accelerate the global adoption of H2 technologies to meet energy targets and reduce global emissions.”

Under the agreement, Emerson will leverage its extensive automation expertise and portfolio, including software, control systems, instrumentation, valves and safety solutions, for CRT’s H2 electrolyzers and ammonia processing equipment.

“Emerson’s H2 experience and automation technology will help CRT digitalize its operations for improved safety and reliability while also accelerating the delivery of its H2-based products and solutions,” said Mike Train, Emerson’s senior vice president and chief sustainability officer. 

“Our value proposition is two-fold,” said CRT CEO Kulkarni. “Our proprietary electrolyzer technology will enable production of green H2 at scale which we aim will be cost competitive to fossil fuels, and our ammonia solution can convert ammonia directly into electricity, a one-step process that uses far less energy than converting ammonia back into H2 before electricity is produced.”

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