AgriFutures evokeAg media article about HydGene Renewables "Green hydrogen solution for Australian agriculture, ready for investment".
From the article, "HydGene Renewables is paving the way for Australia’s carbon-zero future, using biowaste to produce 100% renewable and green hydrogen on-site and on-demand. The solution will provide farmers with low-cost and sustainable alternatives for ammonia, transport and seasonal energy storage. Now the startup is seeking investment to source alternative feedstocks and scale its technology."
"Innovators turn straw into renewable ammonia" GRDC groundcover article features HydGene Renewable's straw to hydrogen and ammonia technology.
This project is well underway thanks to the support from the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII), the Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and CSIRO. As described in the article, “We estimate that there is sufficient stubble on an average-sized grain farm to produce enough hydrogen to meet all their energy and fertiliser needs”.
And further: "Our aim for a hydrogen farmgate production cost of less than $3/kg includes the costs to the grower to collect and manage their excess waste on-site. The benefits for the grower are significant if they can use the hydrogen on-site as a clean fuel, for electricity generation or for chemical manufacturing including ammonia generation."
HydGene Renewables is excited to have been named the tech innovators creating solutions that impact the agrifood sector at the Tech23 event in 2021 and were awarded the Tech23 evokeAG Agrifood tech impact prize! Thank you evokeAG!!
Hydgene Renewables was also awarded the 'Shearwater Capital ‘Founder and Family Award’ at the Tech23 event. Thank you Shearwater Capital!!
HydGene Renewables celebrates together with other gamechanging Australian innovators at this year’s Tech23 event
The Tech23 spotlighting event was held on the 15th December in Sydney, where 23 of Australia’s top upcoming deeptech companies came together with investors and event sponsors to celebrate and share their thoughts on how innovative technology will address health challenges, revolutionising the way we research and innovate, future climate and environmental challenges, and the impact of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) on deep-tech.
Our CEO Louise Brown (pictured left) participated as a guest panel speaker where she shared her vision on "Reimagining the way we live to restore planet health", what the future of renewable energy will be? and what the world will look like in 2030? Other panel members that took part in this discussion (from left-to-right) were Andrew Harris from Novalith, Ninotschka Titchkosky from BVN and the panel host, Megan Sebben from CSIRO.
If you want to learn more about the participants and sponsors of this Tech23 event, please click the link below.
HydGene Renewables receives BRII government proof-of-concept grant for turning farm biomass waste into clean hydrogen
HydGene Renewables is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded $999,828 in funding from the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources through the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII). We are also excited to continue our relationship working with the Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and CSIRO to develop a proof-of-concept process for the conversion of farm biomass waste, such as grain crop stubble, into clean hydrogen following our successful BRII feasibility study earlier this year.
The proof-of-concept grant funding will be used to further develop and optimise the processing of farm biomass waste, such as straw, into simple carbohydrates for use with our biocatalyst biohydrogen generator to produce hydrogen on-site and on-demand. The proof-of-concept funding will also be used to assess the commercialisation potential and opportunities for using clean hydrogen directly on the farm such as to generate electricity, for heating, and for powering farming equipment. By applying synthetic biology techniques, we will also explore the conversion of farm biomass waste into ammonia which is a key ingredient in nitrogen-based fertiliser production.
Support on this BRII project is provided by Bioplatforms Australia, BOC, and AB Biotek. For more about the BRII program and the announcement, please visit https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-research-and-innovation-initiative/brii-priority-sectors-round-grant-recipients or contact HydGene Renewables at email@example.com
HydGene Renewables awarded Australian Government BRII funding to perform a feasibility project examining the production of bio-hydrogen on farms from grain and straw waste
HydGene Renewables is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded a federal government grant to investigate the challenges and to propose a solution for the recycling of farming biomass to generate hydrogen. The grant was awarded through the Australian Government Business Research Innovation Initiative (BRII) and announced earlier today.
At HydGene Renewables, we engineer bacterial microbes using Synthetic Biology techniques to produce renewable hydrogen gas from carbohydrate feedstocks including simple sugars. The scope of this BRII funded feasibility project is to expand further on the repertoire of feedstocks that our engineered cells can utilise for on-site biological hydrogen production. We will analyse the capability and economic feasibility of other grain-based and straw-waste feedstock sources, such as wheat, barley and sorghum, for biological hydrogen production ‘on the farm’. The on-site generation of hydrogen can be used for a broad range of farming related needs including fertiliser production as well as for the generation of off-grid electricity, and as a fuel for heat and transport applications. This feasibility project will therefore identify new market opportunities for the on-site and on-demand production of renewable hydrogen; and help to address current challenges associated with hydrogen storage and transport.
The Business Research Innovation Initiative (BRII) program is an initiative of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to drive innovation within SMEs and the government to provide solutions to 5 challenges the government currently faces in policy and service delivery areas. The BRII challenge to be investigated by HydGene Renewables was proposed by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to seek solutions for turning farm crops into a renewable hydrogen source. HydGene Renewables is supported by Bioplatforms Australia. For more about the BRII program and the announcement, please visit https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/karenandrews/media-releases/grants-helping-develop-clever-business-ideas
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4th June 2020
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