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Wildfire Energy Signs Agreement to Develop an Energy-From-Waste Project in the Pacific

Wildfire Energy Pty Ltd (“Wildfire”) has signed an agreement to develop an Energy-From-Waste project with a Pacific Island Nation to convert the community’s waste to renewable energy, eliminating landfill and rubbish pollution and producing electricity to provide up to 20% of the island’s annual electricity needs.

Preliminary modelling has shown that the world leading Moving Injection Horizontal Gasification (MIHG) technology developed by Wildfire can produce dispatchable power to compliment the islands existing renewable energy solar projects.  The combined outcome is that up to 70% of the island’s demand on diesel power generation will be replaced by decarbonised, sustainable power.  Importantly the MIHG power station will operate during the day and night, providing a diverse energy mix and flexibility to meet the island’s energy demands.

The high existing transportation cost to deliver diesel to the island means that the cost of power produced from local waste using the MIHG technology is forecast to be significantly lower than the existing cost of electricity and will eliminate over a ton of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for every ton of waste processed and reduce the land currently used for a waste dump.

The rocky aggregate (known as slag) produced by the MIHG process is a chemically inert aggregate that is suitable for re-use in construction materials such as concrete and road base.  These construction materials are often difficult and expensive to obtain at many islands in the Pacific and can also be used for stabilisation of rock seawalls, further assisting island nation’s to overcome the challenges of global warming and rising sea levels.

As part of the contract, Wildfire has recently completed a series of 6 dedicated municipal solid waste (MSW) trials in the MIHG pilot plant which has demonstrated the successful processing of unsorted, unprocessed MSW replicating the waste available on the island.  These trials have showcased the simplicity and reliability of the MIHG technology for processing difficult solid wastes, proving that cost effective and reliable conversion of rubbish into electricity and other valuable products are now an environmentally positive option for remote island communities.

Wildfire is currently undertaking a detailed feasibility study to identify the most beneficial location and operational layout of the plant. Other deliverables will include expected GHG reductions, construction cost estimates, energy and aggregate production outcomes, as well as producing a preliminary design of the plant at the selected site.

The feasibility study report will allow the client to assess the project’s commercial, technical and environmental viability and funding options. The intent of the parties is to progress the project into the FEED phase in the second half of 2024 enabling construction of the project to commence in 2025, subject to customary project approvals and financing.

Ends. 5th April 2024

For inquiries contact:

Greg Perkins, CEO and Managing Director, Wildfire Energy

+61 488 150 695

About Wildfire Energy:

Wildfire Energy’s vision is to eliminate landfill by turning residual wastes into renewable energy, hydrogen and sustainable fuels. 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, hydrogen and sustainable fuels 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 form:

Wildfire Energy Press Release 05042024
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