Australian hydrogen trailblazer Star Scientific wins global Innovation Award at 24th Annual SXSW Festival in Texas
The leading NSW hydrogen research, development and deployment company has won the New Economy category, which recognises the most innovative tech developments in the connected world.
Innovators and creators from around the world vied for top honours in this unique, long-running SXSW competition. Finalists – which included an amazing array of some of the world’s most forward thinking technology projects – had the opportunity to demonstrate their projects for SXSW attendees and the Innovation Awards Finalist Judges at a Finalist Showcase over the weekend.
“The Award is recognition of our ability to put renewable hydrogen into use with HERO® today to solve real energy challenges, and in particular the energy draw of the digital economy,” said Star Scientific’s Global Group Chairman, Andrew Horvath.
“The most logical, viable pathway to decarbonising our entire world is through technologies that address the heat and energy requirements across a products’ whole production process, and HERO® does that.”
The digital economy demands a huge amount of energy, but solar, wind and batteries won’t serve its total needs – which is why there is so much interest in green hydrogen as an energy source. HERO® can liberate the energy stored in renewable hydrogen without the complexities of burning it. With HERO® for instance, data centers and other Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure can be energy independent.
When partnered with technology such as the new generation of super-critical sCO2 turbines, HERO® can be utilised for small-scale, off-the-grid power generation purposes, particularly in regional and remote locations.
South By Southwest® (SXSW) is an annual award hosted to celebrate and honor the individuals and companies who do the most innovative, creative, and inspirational work in their respective fields. Past winners of the Innovation Awards include MasSpec Pen by the Eberlin Lab at The University of Texas at Austin, Maestro: Empowering VR Storytelling Through Social Collaboration by Penrose Studios., Swarm AI by Unanimous AI, HBO’s SXSWestworld by Giant Spoon, Aira – Visual Interpreter for the Blind by Aira, and Butterfly iQ by Butterfly Network.