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 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.
The facility would be expanded into a fully commercial plant process at least 20,000 tpa of waste into a combination of hydrogen and electricity.
The facility could potentially be expanded further to process additional waste in a Phase Three project. The final capacity will depend on customer demand.