Technology

Research and development

Our investment in research and development will ensure we are at the forefront of the circular economy.

First state-of-the-art resource renewal facility proposed for Campbellfield

We will use proven, advanced technology to transform the material, known as ASR, and create market ready products.

Initially, we will produce a "glass-like" product to create aggregates for construction material and hydrogen for industrial use. Producing hydrogen supports the transition to a more sustainable energy landscape as hydrogen can be used to heat buildings and power vehicles.

As a result of hydrogen production, carbon dioxide will be produced and from day one it will be captured and on-sold for commercial use, which could include the food and beverage industry. Any residual gases that remain from the process will be cleaned to meet the strictest environmental standards.

The high purity carbon dioxide we propose to produce is necessary for the food and beverage industry as well as for other critical commercial uses. We will produce a clean product that is geographically closer to where it is used and needed in Australia.

Modern plasma gasification plants operate safely around the world.

Our proposed facility will use the latest, proven, plasma gasification technology, and will be developed to meet European emissions standards which is the current global emissions benchmark. Importantly this technology does not involve incineration and does not produce the types of problematic emissions that some older forms of technology create.

We are applying proven, world-class design and technology to create valuable products for society and future generations.

Research and development focused pilot facility

While we start immediately eliminating our ASR through our proposed facility in Campbellfield, we will also invest in a research and development focused pilot facility in Rocklea, Queensland. At this facility we are proposing to conduct highly controlled research and development, enabling us to test the commercial viability of developing different types of new product streams from our ASR.

This research and development will advance our technology and help us meet the varying needs of our local and global markets.

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Virtual engagement event 3 is now open and closes on Friday 23 July 2021.

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