Hazer Group has set a target date to open its commercial demonstration plant in Western Australia.

The plant will showcase the Hazer process for producing hydrogen from biomass. 

Supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the plant has successfully achieved gas flow and steady state operation, marking a significant milestone in the project's development.

The Hazer process not only produces hydrogen but also captures carbon in the form of graphite. 

The company envisions selling both hydrogen and graphite to industrial customers, enhancing its sustainability impact. Iron ore is utilised as a catalyst in this innovative process. 

Hazer Group says the project is on track for the transition to 'hot operations,' where hydrogen and graphite will be produced continuously. 

The pivotal step in this transition is the delivery and installation of a reactor and heat exchanger equipment.