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Star Scientific claims to have developed a ‘secret catalyst’ which they describe as follows:
“Within minutes of the hydrogen interacting with the catalyst, HERO® safely reaches temperatures of more than 700 degrees Celsius.
The larger the surface area of the catalyst and the more hydrogen available, the more heat is generated. The only by-product is pure water.”
They state that this heat can be to drive turbines in power plants, supply district heating, and provide off-grid power.
Australian hydrogen research and development company Star Scientific has won the 2020 Global Energy Awards’ Emerging Technology of the Year.
Andrew Horvath, Global Group Chairman, Star Scientific Limited said this was a proud moment for the entire team at Star Scientific Limited who have worked passionately to develop HERO® to what it is today.
“We were chosen as finalists from some 300 entries from over 36 countries, acknowledged for ingenuity and commercialisation potential. The award recognises that HERO® has created its own category in the energy sector, primed to address a gap that will significantly change global hydrogen use.
“Star Scientific is a proudly owned Australian company, with a global reach and aspirations. Our technology brings about a seismic shift toward hydrogen as the energy choice of the future. While green hydrogen is enjoying significant global attention at present, there is a gap in its deployment for industrial purposes. We believe this is where HERO® will emerge as the final link in the hydrogen chain.