Wildfire Energy Pty Ltd (“Wildfire”) and Naturgy Innovahub S.L. (“Naturgy”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a collaborative agreement with respect to the development of Wildfire’s MIHG (Moving Injection Horizontal Gasification) technology to produce hydrogen from a range of residual wastes, such as Municipal Solid Waste, and agricultural residues, such as wheat straw.
Naturgy is a multi-national corporation whom generate, distribute and market energy and services with a business model focused on creating value for all stakeholders whilst committed to the sustainable development and with maximum respect for the environment. The company operates in over 20 countries including Australia through their Global Power Generation brand. Naturgy is a leader in the renewable gas and hydrogen sectors and following many years of investigation Naturgy is currently developing large renewable hydrogen production hubs in Spain.
Under the agreement, Wildfire will develop and demonstrate their technology operating the MIHG pilot plant to produce hydrogen from a range of residual wastes. The established objective is to produce high quality hydrogen for subsequent use in any application, including vehicular usage. In 2024, Wildfire plan to complete a Concept Study for a MIHG waste to hydrogen project in Spain to be developed by Naturgy. Naturgy will leverage its expertise in renewable gases to validate the MIHG technology and ensure its scalability on an industrial level.
Wildfire Managing Director and CEO, Greg Perkins, said:
“Wildfire is excited to announce this agreement with Naturgy, a leading company in the renewable gas and hydrogen sector across Europe. We are looking forward to working with the Naturgy innovation team and demonstrating our MIHG waste to hydrogen technology through additional pilot operations and completing a Concept Study for a first project in Spain.”
Naturgy Innovation Director, Jesús Chapado, commented:
"The company is aware of the global challenge we face in decarbonization and combating climate change. We perceive innovation as the tool that empowers us to achieve clean energy solutions for the future. This collaboration with Wildfire is a testament to Naturgy’s commitment to driving progress in the renewable energy and hydrogen landscape."
Ends. 15th September 2023
The Naturgy press release (in Spanish) is available at:
For inquiries contact:
Greg Perkins, CEO and Managing Director, Wildfire Energy
+61 488 150 695
Naturgy has pioneered the development of renewable gases, driving innovative projects to comprehend and reduce production costs while promoting large-scale adoption. The company recognizes the strategic value of renewable gases in the energy transition and is advancing their development across the entire value chain, from waste management to distribution and commercialization. Naturgy is at the forefront of creating large renewable hydrogen production hubs, designed to diversify markets, supply industries, inject certified-origin hydrogen into the gas network, fuel mobility, and develop derivative hydrogen products like ammonia and methanol.
About Wildfire Energy:
Wildfire Energy’s vision is to eliminate landfill by turning residual wastes into renewable energy and hydrogen. Global solid waste generation is over 2 billion tonnes annually and landfills are responsible for over 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Wildfire Energy’s solution is called MIHG, a simple process which converts waste into electricity and hydrogen, with net negative carbon emissions. Wildfire Energy has developed modular plants which can be rapidly deployed and used to convert biomass and waste into renewable energy products at low cost. This makes Wildfire Energy’s solutions ideally suited for industrial decarbonisation and improving waste management in outer urban, regional and remote communities, where landfill is currently the only option.
Press Release in pdf format: