Hazer Group was founded in 2010 to commercialise technology originally developed at the University of Western Australia, and the Company listed on the ASX in December 2015.
Prior to listing, over eight years was spent developing the underlying Hazer Process, using natural gas and unprocessed iron ore to create low cost, low-emission “clean” hydrogen, considered to be a key fuel in the transition to low carbon economy. In addition to the hydrogen product, the Hazer Process produces synthetic graphite, used in lithium ion batteries, lubrication and industrial applications.
In early 2016 we developed a research partnership with the University of Sydney, and established our core development operations within the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney. The Company is also developing a demonstration plant in Sydney and working towards scaling up the Hazer Process into larger commercial sized plants.
Hazer InceptionHazer Group Ltd (originally Hazer Pty Ltd) becomes incorporated Read more
Public CompanyBecomes a public company and changed its name from Hazer Pty Ltd to Hazer Group Limited Read more
IPO OpensMac Equity Partners launches Hazer Group’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) Read more
IPO ClosesIPO is heavily oversubscribed and closes several weeks early Read more
ASX ListingSuccessfully listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Read more
Plant Scale UpHazer reaches agreement with University of Western Australia (UWA) and Kemplant for graphene and demonstration plant scale up Read more
Collaboration with UWAHazer has reached an agreement with the University of Western Australia (UWA), for an ongoing collaboration... Read more
Large Scale ReactorsHazer successfully commissioned large scale reactors and over 400g of graphite was produced through the Hazer Process for further characterisation and testing Read more
Arrangement with Sydney UniversityHazer and the University of Sydney finalised ongoing collaboration Read more
Preliminary Graphite ProductionHazer produces synthetic graphite of 99% purity under non-optimised conditions. Read more
Produces 1kg of Synthetic GraphiteFurther scale up demonstrated with over 1kg graphite produces at a rate of 1.5kg/day Read more
Hazer Boosts Science Advisory CommitteeHazer appoints three high profile members to increase commercial and technical capability... Read more
Hazer Signs MoU with Leading USA-Based Global Hydrogen GroupHazer executes MoU with Pan America Hydrogen Inc (PAH), a Texas-based global supplier of hydrogen systems Read more
Successful Battery TestingHazer successfully develops and tests small-scale Lithium-ion batteries with Hazer's synthetic graphite used as the active material Read more
Pre-Pilot Plant and Scale UpConstruction of Hazer's pre-pilot plant facility begins as the company progresses into the next phase of commercialisation and scale up Read more
Further Lithium-Ion Battery Test ResultsOngoing lab tests utilising Hazer's synthetic graphite continues to deliver excellent performance in half-cell lithium-ion batteries. Read more
Selected to Present at Global CleanEquity ConferenceHazer was selected as one of 30 companies globally to present at the 2017 CleanEquity Monaco conference Read more
Pre-Pilot Plant Facility CompleteThe construction of Hazer's pre-pilot plant facility was complete Read more
First Hydrogen and Graphite Produced from Pre-Pilot PlantSignificant scale up milestone achieved with successful production of hydrogen and graphite from Hazer's pre-pilot plant facility. This marks the first time the Hazer Process has produced graphite in pressurised, scalable fluidised bed reactor form. Read more
Hazer Completes Commissioning of Pre-Pilot PlantHazer completes the commissioning of the pre-pilot plant which allows Hazer to enter the operational experimentation phase. Read more
Hazer produces 99.95% ultra-high purity synthetic graphiteHazer, in collaboration with The University of Sydney, announces the production of 99.95% ultra-pure synthetic graphite from graphite concentrate produced through the Hazer Process Read more
Hazer signs Heads of Agreement with MinResHazer signs a non-binding Heads of Agreement with Mineral Resources Ltd, a leading and highly innovative full-service provider of mining infrastructure services in Australia. Hazer and MinRes intend to implement the Heads of Agreement through a binding Co-operation Agreement, to be drafted and executed in the near future. Read more
THE HAZER PROCESS
The Hazer Process enables the effective conversion of natural gas, and similar feedstocks, into hydrogen and high quality graphite, using iron ore as a process catalyst. The aim of the Hazer Process will be to achieve savings for the hydrogen producer, as well as providing ‘clean’ hydrogen with significant lower carbon dioxide emissions, enabling such hydrogen to be used in a range of developing ‘clean energy’ applications, as well as in large existing chemical processing industries.
Cheaper and cleaner alternative
The Hazer Process produces ‘clean’ and economically completive hydrogen with at least 50% emission reduction anticipated over alternative fossil fuel based hydrogen production like Steam Methane Reforming.
With a global market worth over US$100 billion, hydrogen is widely used as an industrial chemical – primarily within the petroleum industry and for the production of ammonia. Traditionally the high cost of production and the large CO2 emissions that are created when producing hydrogen has limited the development of the hydrogen-based energy market.
Multiple clean applications
The low-emissions associated with our process offers a gateway to cleaner hydrogen for multiple applications across the hydrogen energy market including Fuel Cell Vehicles, Grid Smoothing and Stationary Power.
The Fuel cell vehicle (FCV) market is estimated to reach over USD 18 billion by 2023 with the technology able to power airport tugs, forklifts, heavy duty vehicles and passenger vehicles. Major automotive players are pursuing fuel cell technology and leading manufacturers are already offering commercially available FCEVs with significant hydrogen infrastructure is being developed around the world.
The Hazer Process produces high quality, low cost synthetic graphite. Our graphite is highly crystalline and has excellent comparison to high-end commercial forms of graphite used in lithium-ion batteries.
Importantly, there is less environmental damage, as Hazer does not need to excavate mass areas of land like natural graphite extraction and does not require the use harsh chemicals like petroleum coke used to create current synthetic graphite.
In 2013 the global graphite market totalled over 2.5 million tonnes per annum, worth over US$13.6. Graphite has an increasing demand worldwide in many industrial applications; developments in the energy field, particularly in the lithium-ion battery market is a key driver for ongoing graphite demand.
Our competitive advantages set the Hazer Process apart from our competition.
Unlike other traditional hydrogen and graphite production methods, the Hazer Process has four key advantages over alternative technologies:
Potentially by capturing both the hydrogen and carbon (graphite) value of natural gas, the Hazer Process can offer lower production costs for these valuable commodities.
Process versatility; the Hazer Process can be used to capture value from a wide range of gas sources, including “stranded” gas assets.
Clean hydrogen and energy; by producing hydrogen with negligible CO2 emissions, the Hazer Process can produce hydrogen for the growing clean energy hydrogen market
High purity graphite; the Hazer Process produces high purity graphite with the potential to be used in a wide range of applications.