We are pleased to announce that we have obtained an exclusive licence for a new fluid reactor technology (Reactor) developed and patented by The University of Adelaide.

The novel Reactor design features innovative dual bubble column technology with liquid metal catalysts for high-temperature reactions. 1414 Degrees plans to integrate its SiBrickā„¢ silicon thermal storage with the Reactor design, primarily for emissions-free hydrogen production through pyrolysis of methane. Integrating SiBrick with the Reactor will allow the use of intermittent renewable energy in the process, which requires constant very high temperatures to maintain continuous hydrogen production.

The University of Adelaide will continue to develop its Reactor design under a sub-licence for teaching and research purposes.

On successful commercialisation 1414 Degrees will pay royalties to the University. The licence term is 20 years and the agreement includes an option for 1414 Degrees to purchase the intellectual property in the future.