Wildfire Energy is working with Grains Research Development Corporation and CSIRO in Australia to engineer a solution which will convert crop residues into hydrogen, ammonia and biochar on the farm. The hydrogen would be used to power machinery, while ammonia is used as a fertiliser and biochar is returned to the soil to sequester carbon. The integrated scheme is carbon negative and reduces farm input costs leading to a more circular economy on the farm.
The solution combines Wildfire Energy's MIHG technology with a novel low pressure ammonia synthesis technology.
See an article in GRDC's Groundcover magazine, here.
Wildfire Energy will demonstrate this circular economy concept in its upgraded pilot plant and is looking for partners who would like to work on deploying a commercial demonstration project in the near future.