Hydrogen technology can be used to retrofit ageing coal-fired power stations

The Upper Hunter could be home to a manufacturing plant producing hydrogen-based energy modules that can be retrofitted to large industries, including coal-fired power stations.

In test runs Star Scientific has generated over 700 degrees celsius in just over three minutes.

The company is presently scouting locations on the Central Coast and in the Upper Hunter for a future manufacturing plant.

"It's a couple of years away before you see something installed but it's definitely been proved, it works, there is no issue with the tech. It's just now how do you manufacture it," chairman Andrew Horvath said.

Applications include food processing, green steel manufacturing, desalination and power stations.

Read the full article published in the Newcastle Herald 10th February 2021