Awards

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CORE Hot 30 Sustainability and Innovation Award Winner

March 2022

Wildfire Energy won the Sustainability and Innovation Award for CORE Innovation Hub's Hot 30, which is a curated list of technologists and entrepreneurs driving innovation across Australia’s most important industries: mining, energy, resources, oil & gas, space and defence. Further info is available here and here.

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Winner Lightning Tech Talk for World Hydrogen Leaders

June 2021

Wildfire Energy was voted best Lightning Tech Talk for World Hydrogen Leaders in June 2021. Denis Doucet gave the talk online, which can be viewed here.

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Hitachi Global Innovation Challenge for the Circular Economy

March 2021

Wildfire Energy was named a winner of the 2021 Hitachi Global Innovation Challenge for the Circular Economy. A total of 107 startups from around the world entered this competition, with 26 reaching the semi-finals and 8 reaching the finals, see here and hereSince March 2021, Wildfire has been working with Hitachi on developing and deploying the MIHG technology in Japan. 

Grants

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Conversion of grain crop residues into renewable hydrogen using the MIHG process: Proof of Concept

September 2021

Wildfire Energy was awarded a $1 million AUD grant from the Australian Government Business Research and Innovation Initiative for the "Conversion of grain crop residues into renewable hydrogen using the MIHG process". Wildfire is working with the Grains Research and Development Corporation and CSIRO to convert grain crop residues into renewable hydrogen, low-cost ammonia and biochar to establish a circular economy on the farm. Wildfire will upgrade its MIHG pilot plant to produce purified hydrogen.  Further information is available here.

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Waste to Hydrogen Plant

February 2021

Wildfire Energy was awarded a $200,000 AUD grant from Queensland State Government's Ignite Ideas Round 7 grant program. The grant will contribute funding to Australia's first waste to hydrogen plant. Wildfire Energy is using the funding to upgrade its MIHG pilot plant to produce purified hydrogen from a range of mixed and contaminated wastes destined for landfill. Further information is available here.

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Conversion of grain crop residues into renewable hydrogen using the MIHG process: Feasibility Study

January 2021

Wildfire Energy was awarded a $100,000 AUD grant from the Australian Government Business Research and Innovation Initiative to complete a feasibility study into the "Conversion of grain crop residues into renewable hydrogen using the MIHG process". Wildfire worked with the Grains Research and Development Corporation and CSIRO and developed a winning solution to the challenge of establishing a circular economy on the farm. Further information is available here.

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Waste to Biofutures MIHG Commercial Reactor Module

August 2019

Wildfire Energy has been awarded a $400,000 AUD grant from the  Queensland State Government's Waste to Biofutures grant program. The grant is being used to co-fund the design and construction of the first Commercial MIHG Reactor Module which is Wildfire's key commercial product.  After initial factory acceptance testing, the Commercial MIHG Reactor module will be relocated and incorporated into a commercial MIHG plant. 

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MIHG Biomass Gasification Technology

March 2017

Wildfire Energy was awarded a $100,000 AUD grant from Queensland State Government's Ignite Ideas Round 2 grant program. The grant was used to progress the development of Wildfire Energy's MIHG technology and was specifically used to add a syngas cleaning unit to the original MIHG reactor. 

Accelerators

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Eunike Ventures EnergyNext Radar Program

Q4 2021

Wildfire Energy participated in Houston based Eunike Ventures' Energy Next Radar Program in late 2021. This program culminated with Wildfire pitching to a large group of energy professionals and investors based in the USA.

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Brinc.io Cleantech Program for Australia 

Q4 2020 / Q1 2021

Wildfire Energy participated in Brinc.io's Cleantech Accelerator Program for Australia in late 2020 and early 2021. Participation in this accelerator was also supported by an investment in Wildfire Energy from the Artesian Clean Energy Seed Fund.