The ASX-listed company introduced feed gas to the reactor at Hazer process conditions, resulting in the successful production of hydrogen and Hazer-manufactured graphite at the facility.
Hazer said it aims to ramp up operations throughout the first half of CY2024, executing a performance testing program.
This program is designed to provide comprehensive data demonstrating the plant’s commercial readiness.
The focus of the performance testing program will be on showcasing continuous operation at a commercial scale, setting the stage for integration into Hazer’s global commercial project portfolio.
Hazer’s CEO and MD Glenn Corrie expressed that achieving the successful start-up of the Commercial Demonstration Plant (CDP) and the production of cost-effective, low-emission hydrogen and graphitic carbon through their pioneering pyrolysis technology represents a significant milestone.
“As the team strive towards extended continuous operation of the plant in 2024 we are excited to build on this momentum for the next scale-up of the technology with our global partners in key markets, including North America,
Europe and Asia,” Corrie noted.
The CEO also emphasised that the CDP stands as the culmination of more than a decade of cutting-edge research, development, and engineering innovation.
He commended the Hazer team’s dedication, courage, and resilience in reaching this transformative milestone. Corrie extended appreciation to shareholders, partners, and key stakeholders who supported Hazer’s journey towards becoming a leading commercial clean-technology company.
“Our pipeline of opportunities is growing and with our CDP proving our technology can operate at commercial scale, I’m confident that 2024 will open-up further demand for our disruptive technology that can provide clean hydrogen to accelerate global decarbonisation,” Corrie stated.