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Australian company Star Scientific wins inaugural World Hydrogen Awards

Australian hydrogen research and development company Star Scientific has won another award for its HERO® technology, taking out the Sustainable Energy Council’s inaugural World Hydrogen Awards’ Industrial Application category.

Andrew Horvath, Global Group Chairman, Star Scientific Limited said this a reward for all the effort the staff has put into producing the ground-breaking innovation that is the Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser or HERO.

“This is an exciting time to be pioneering hydrogen technology. We are seeing a shift toward hydrogen as the energy choice of the future and we are very excited by the opportunities that HERO® will bring,” said Horvath.

“All round the world we are seeing governments starting to grapple with the hard question of how to adapt fossil-fuel driven industries to sustainable energy; specifically, how to help industry generate industrial quantities of heat without combustion.

“A good example is the release of the Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program by the Australian state of New South Wales earlier this week. Our Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Energy of the Republic of the Philippines, announced earlier this year, is also tackling the same issue.

“Heat is the key input into most human endeavours. HERO® is the missing link in the hydrogen supply chain, turning green hydrogen into continuous industrial heat without combustion. It can be used from the heaviest of industry such as coal-fired power stations, through to scaled down local assets for specific locations such as district heating and desalination.”

Chris Hugall, managing director, Sustainable Energy Council said, “The SEC is delighted to launch the World Hydrogen Awards at this year’s World Hydrogen Summit. The response in nominations was more than we could have hoped for, with some outstanding individuals and projects nominated. The World Hydrogen Awards are the only truly global awards to recognise excellence within the Hydrogen industry and we look forward to continuously serving the industry and celebrating its fast-paced advancements.”

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