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Homegrown hydrogen pioneer the newest Australian Made licensee

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Hydrogen technology business Star Scientific has become an Australian Made licensee.

Star Scientific is a company commercialising HERO (hydrogen energy release optimiser), which offers a way to generate heat and energy using non-polluting catalyst and hydrogen as a fuel. HERO won “Emerging Technology of the Year” at S&P Global Platts’s Global Energy Awards last year, an Star recently signed an MoU with the Philippines department of energy.

Ben Lazzaro, Australian Made’s CEO, said Star Scientific had an “Australian made technology [demonstrating] the high level of ingenuity we have in our own backyard,” he said. 

Star said it was rapidly heading towards commercialisation, and while it was considering manufacturing locations in Australia and elsewhere it intended to keep R&D in NSW. 

“Globally and for our sector, investors are looking for a sustainable energy source that has the capacity to provide reliable, continuous dispatchable energy and industrial heat, the key input into most human endeavours,” said Andrew Horvath, global group chairman at the company. 

“The early adopters of hydrogen technology like ours will be the digital economy, who are demanding off the grid energy sources, and the food sector, especially those exposed to export markets.

Click here to read an @AuManufacturing interview with Horvath from last December.

Picture: Star Scientific CTO Steven Heaton, chief engineer Jim Murray, and Horvath (Max Mason-Hubers/Newcastle Herald)

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