The Australian Patent (AU 2016312962) is in addition to Hazer’s first standard granted patent in April 2019 and its two previous Australian Innovation Patents granted in December 2018.
Hazer’s South African patent application, which was also entitled “A process of controlling the morphology of graphite” has also been accepted.
Notably, this is the first of Hazer’s patent applications accepted in a foreign jurisdiction.
Hazer’s managing director and CEO Geoff Ward said: “The grant of a second Australian Standard Patent and acceptance of our first international patent application are positive steps for the company.
“We will continue to execute our IP strategy to protect the value of Hazer’s novel low emission hydrogen and graphite production technology.
“We are particularly pleased to have secured our first international patent and will continue to pursue protecting our technology in Australia and other key international jurisdictions.”
The next stage of development involves a commercial demo plant
The Hazer Process utilises methane as a feedstock to produce hydrogen and graphite, without the production of carbon-dioxide in the reaction process and capturing the carbon in the feedstock as solid graphite.
Proactive caught up with Hazer earlier this week for an update.