Plans for Australia’s first waste-to-hydrogen plant have taken a big step forward.
Wildfire Energy today (16th Feb) confirmed the news stating that it has received $200,000 for its proposal to commercialise the waste-to-hydrogen process.
Awarded by the Queensland State Government’s Department of tourism, Innovation and Support, the funding will help Wildfire market its moving injection horizontal gasification (MIHG) technology focused on the production of hydrogen for domestic use.
By diverting waste from landfills, the MIHG technology can be used to produce renewable electricity and hydrogen and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste management.
Commenting on the project, Greg Perkins, Co-founder and CEO of Wildfire Energy, said, “Wildfire is excited to have been awarded funding for this project and looks forward to working with the Queensland state government to deliver Australia’s first waste to hydrogen process.”
“This grant funding recognises the potential of our MIHG technology to produce low-cost hydrogen and to address the pressing issues of waste management and carbon emissions.”
Denis Doucet, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Wildfire Energy, added, “Applying the MIHG waste to hydrogen solution will divert waste from landfill, reduce GHG emissions and support the introduction of low-cost hydrogen into the economy.”
“Importantly, Wildfire’s MIHG solution can be located close to sources of hydrogen demand, reducing storage and transport costs which currently hamper the widespread adoption of hydrogen as a zero emissions energy carrier.”
“And by diverting waste from landfill our solution has a carbon negative footprint, being “greener” than green hydrogen.”