Naturgy and Australian company Wildfire Energy have teamed up to research and develop MIHG gasification technology, making it possible to produce high-quality green hydrogen from waste. Wildfire will operate a pilot hydrogen production plant in Brisbane, while Naturgy will validate the process and explore its scalability. Both companies demonstrate their commitment to renewable energy and decarbonization.
Naturgy, a leading Spanish energy company, and Australian company Wildfire Energy have entered into a collaboration agreement to research and develop an innovative gasification technology called MIHG (Moving Injection Horizontal Gasification). This technology aims to obtain high-quality green hydrogen from the treatment of various dry urban and agricultural wastes.
Thanks to this collaboration, Wildfire Energy will operate a pilot plant in Brisbane, Australia, to produce green hydrogen that can be used in various applications, including mobility. For its part, Naturgy will use its experience in renewable gas projects to validate the process and ensure its scalability at an industrial level, with the aim of studying its implementation in Spain and Europe.
For Jesús Chapado, Innovation Director at Naturgy, this collaboration is a testament to the company’s commitment to renewable gases and its key role in developing clean energy solutions for the future. Naturgy recognizes the global challenge of decarbonization and the fight against climate change and sees innovation as a fundamental tool to achieve these solutions.
Greg Perkins, CEO and CEO of Wildfire Energy, highlighted the importance of this collaboration with Naturgy, a leader in the biomethane and hydrogen sector across Europe. Both companies aim to contribute to the decarbonization of the economy and work together to develop technologies that enable the sustainable production of renewable energy.
Naturgy has highlighted that its investments in renewable energy are part of its strategic commitment to find a balanced solution to the energy trilemma: contributing to the decarbonization of the economy, ensuring security of supply and maintaining an affordable energy price for all consumers.
In this context, the company aims to play a key role in the development of renewable gases, both in the short term in the production and distribution of biomethane in Spain and in the medium term in the development of hydrogen as an energy carrier, which will have a significant impact on the energy mix.
Naturgy currently operates two of its own biomethane production plants, one in the Bens wastewater treatment plant (A Coruña) and another in Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona). In addition, a third plant is planned to open in Vila-Sana (Lleida) and the construction of two more plants in Torrefarrera (Lleida) and Utiel (Valencia) is underway.
For its part, Wildfire Energy aims to convert waste into renewable energy and hydrogen with its MIHG solution. This technology enables the conversion of waste into electricity and hydrogen with negative net carbon emissions. The company has developed modular systems that can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively.
In summary, the collaboration between Naturgy and Wildfire Energy in the research and development of MIHG gasification technology demonstrates both companies’ commitment to finding clean and sustainable energy solutions. This alliance aims to produce high-quality green hydrogen from dry urban and agricultural waste, with the aim of contributing to the decarbonization of the economy and the fight against climate change.