Clean energy company 1414 Degrees secured an exclusive license for a fluid reactor technology developed and patented by The University of Adelaide.

The reactor incorporates innovative dual bubble column technology and employs liquid metal catalysts for high-temperature reactions.

1414 Degrees intends to integrate its SiBrick silicon thermal storage with the reactor design, focusing on emissions-free hydrogen production through methane pyrolysis.

The integration enables intermittent renewable energy, maintaining constant high temperatures essential for continuous hydrogen production.

In the event of successful commercialisation, the company will pay royalties to the University, and the license spans 20 years, with an option for 1414 Degrees to purchase the intellectual property in the future.