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Kimberley Beef Producer Signs MOU for 75+ Patriot Hydrogen Units

Patriot Hydrogen Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Western Australia’s Kimberley Clean Energy (KCE) to supply 75 of Patriot’s P2H modular power generation units.

Patriot Hydrogen is collaborating with Singaporean company CAC-H₂, the lead technology provider, which has acquired 25% of Patriot Hydrogen to help build out the business. This supports Patriot Hydrogen’s projects to develop, build and commission Waste to Energy Plants – Patriot to Hydrogen (P2H) units.

KCE, based in Broome in WA’s Kimberley region, has signed an MOU for 75 P2H units. These units will support KCE’s plans to develop baseload renewable energy, green hydrogen and fertiliser to support a cleaner future for the Kimberley region. It will also support existing businesses at Kilto Station, owned by KCE co-founder Jack Burton, who has recently started a small abattoir to be the only operational facility in the north of WA.

The 75 Patriot P2H units will be used to power the Kilto abattoir and provide power for the other activities carried out by the group. Kimberley Clean Energy has planned to decarbonise the entire value chain of their operation. The Patriot Units will not only supply energy but also create green hydrogen and bio-fertilisers. Additionally, the Units create biochar which can be used to support the health of livestock and soils on farmland used to produce the beef.

The first unit will be deployed at Kilto Station and will be used to operate the abattoir, irrigation and homestead complex and assist in diverting a waste stream into a fertiliser product for the irrigation and farming lands.

Kimberley Clean Energy will then seek supply contract for energy across the Kimberley over the next 5 years.

The units are based on proprietary technology provided by CAC-H₂, including components such as the in-feed system, discharge system for the produced biochar, recovery, and cleaning of produced syngas suitable for immediate input to fuelled generator equipment. CAC-H₂ will be the exclusive technical and mechanical advisor and supplier for the modular, portable P2H units, which are designed to produce syngas, hydrogen, green energy, and biochar throughout Australia.

Capital raise to fund working capital

Patriot and CAC-H₂ have engaged Liberty Energy Capital to work as advisors to raise money for working capital in pre-IPO funding. Liberty is coordinating to raise funds through its advisors along with developing a strategy to list Patriot on a suitable securities exchange either in Australia, Canada, or the United States.

CAC-H₂ CEO Glenn Davies said: 

“This is an exciting partnership to work closely with the Kimberley Clean Energy team and develop a circular model supporting the group’s decarbonising strategy. We will be delivering a total closed-loop solution covering all aspects of their business to include waste to energy, green hydrogen, and bio-fertiliser via green ammonia production. Our mobile units will also produce biochar to support the health of livestock, and is considered a Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) technology, & negative emission technology (NET) by the IPCC.”

CAC-H₂ Director Arman Massoumi said:

“Imagine to be fully powered with green energy from waste at a lower cost than diesel. It is absolutely amazing to see KCE can achieve this and cool the planet at the same time.  We are honoured to be associated with this very exciting partnership – a truly sustainable project. A perfect example of energy transition at work, for a healthier planet.”

Kimberley Clean Energy Co-Founder and CEO Richard Paterson said:

“This project will be an absolute game changer for both remote energy in the Kimberley, as well as for agriculture and the meat industry more broadly. The opportunity of taking a waste stream, inclusive of woody weeds, and turning them into a carbon negative power supply chain that will build resilience into our agricultural systems is very exciting and we look forward to seeing the first plant operational.”

Strategic Partnership with Sweetman Renewables

Patriot also has plans to develop further hydrogen assets with emerging renewables player Sweetman Renewables. Sweetman also entered a joint venture with CAC-H₂ to establish Australia’s first wood-fed hydrogen production plant, and the country’s largest green bio-hydrogen production eco-hub.

The hydrogen production centre of excellence to be called Hunter Valley One will be built on a 30-acre site adjacent to Sweetman’s Millfield timber mill. 

Patriot is positioning to capitalise on renewable bioenergy to service growing demand into the future with key partnerships. The company aims to use state-of-the-art technology to lead companies in their transition to a sustainable energy strategy while cutting costs by making renewable hydrogen a mobile, efficient, and accessible power source.

As major economies around the world rapidly shift to renewable energy sources as they strive to meet their zero emissions targets, Patriot forecasts a growing need for its P2H units well into the future.

 

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