Hazer Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Water Corporation to develop a 100 tonne per annum, low emission, hydrogen facility at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Originally developed at the University of Western Australia, Hazer Group’s novel hydrogen and graphite production technology offers a low cost, low emissions alternative to existing commercial hydrogen production methods.

The Hazer Process utilises methane as a feedstock to produce hydrogen and graphite, without the production of carbon-dioxide in the reaction process and capturing the carbon in the feedstock as solid graphite.

Hazer Group Managing Director and CEO, Geoff Ward, said “We’re very pleased to have secured Water Corporation’s agreement to work together to locate our Commercial Demonstration Plant in Western Australia. We greatly appreciate the support and assistance of the Water Corporation team in achieving this significant milestone in our development.”

“We believe the potential to use locally produced biogas as a feedstock for the Hazer process is a compelling proposition. It offers a combination of low production costs, significant carbon abatement and proximity to future users of hydrogen as a transport fuel in bus fleets, heavy transport fleets and large industrial users, while adding significant value to a waste resource.

“We believe this first project will be an effective demonstration of the potential for this model to be replicated at larger commercial scale both in Australia and internationally.”

The Hazer Commercial Demonstration Plant will be fully owned and operated by Hazer Group.

Hazer aims to commence detailed design, approval, and early procurement activities by mid-2019 with the completion of construction and commencement of commissioning targeted for end 2020.

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