Project Proton

Wildfire Energy is developing Project Proton which will be the world's first MIHG commercial project. The project will form a waste to hydrogen hub in South East Queensland, Australia.

Project Proton will be developed in phases. 

Phase One

Phase One will be a commercial demonstration project, designed to:

  • verify the performance of MIHG at scale

  • demonstrate the production of clean syngas

  • produce hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles

  • produce electricity using gas engines into the electricity grid

The capacity of the Phase One project is currently being determined based on customer demand. It is expected that the project will process between 5,000 and 10,000 tonnes per annum of wastes into up to 400 tpa of hydrogen and up to 1 MWe (gross) of electricity. 


The project will be used to optimise the MIHG technology platform for future plants.

 Phase Two

The facility would be expanded into a fully commercial plant processing at least 20,000 tpa of waste into a combination of hydrogen and electricity. 

 Phase Three

The facility could potentially be expanded further to process additional waste in a Phase Three project. The final capacity will depend on customer demand.