Australian hydrogen research and development company Star Scientific has won the 2020 Global Energy Awards’ Emerging Technology of the Year.

Andrew Horvath, Global Group Chairman, Star Scientific Limited said this was a proud moment for the entire team at Star Scientific Limited who have worked passionately to develop HERO® to what it is today.

“We were chosen as finalists from some 300 entries from over 36 countries, acknowledged for ingenuity and commercialisation potential. The award recognises that HERO® has created its own category in the energy sector, primed to address a gap that will significantly change global hydrogen use.

“Star Scientific is a proudly owned Australian company, with a global reach and aspirations. Our technology brings about a seismic shift toward hydrogen as the energy choice of the future. While green hydrogen is enjoying significant global attention at present, there is a gap in its deployment for industrial purposes. We believe this is where HERO® will emerge as the final link in the hydrogen chain.

“The world is watching to see how Australia will capitalise on its unique advantages to develop a large-scale hydrogen industry. This award further highlights the global interest in Australia’s hydrogen production and use capabilities. The future for hydrogen is very exciting and we are delighted to be a part of that.

“The award is a vindication of the hard work and commitment of everyone at Star Scientific Limited. From our tremendous engineering and science teams to our shareholders, finance and administration arm, everyone has worked tirelessly to progress HERO® and today we received global recognition for that work,” Mr. Horvath concluded.

The S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards is an annual award hosted by independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, S&P Global Platts.

Established in 1999, the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight achievement in 21 categories spanning the entire energy sector. A full list of Awards categories and list of winners is available at: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/global-energy-awards