Star Scientific a finalist in SXSW Innovation Awards

Laser technology at Star Scientific lab (SXSW)
Star Scientific lab

Australian hydrogen company Star Scientific Limited has been selected as a finalist for the 24th annual SXSW Innovation Awards, taking place at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals in March this year.

Star Scientific is a finalist under the New Economy category for its innovative Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser, or HERO. The SXSW Innovation Awards recognise and celebrate the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. The New Economy category recognises those redefining the exchange of goods and services, from the sharing economy, to virtual currency, to micro-finance, to mobile-device-payment systems, and beyond.

Of hundreds of applications submitted, Star Scientific was one of 65 finalists selected across 13 categories by a panel of judges composed of industry peers and experts. Each entry was graded on four criteria: creativity, form, function and overall experience. The Finalist Showcase provides an in-person experience for the judges to complete their second round of voting to determine the winner of all 13 categories.

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The winners in each of the 13 categories, plus additional honors will be awarded at the 24th annual SXSW Innovation Awards on Monday, March 14, 2022.

Star Scientific Limited global group chair Andrew Horvath said this was a reward for all the effort the staff has put into producing the ground-breaking innovation that is the Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser or HERO.

“This is an exciting time to be pioneering hydrogen technology and I am very proud of the Star Scientific team. We are seeing a shift toward hydrogen as the energy choice of the future and we are very excited by the opportunities that HERO will bring,” Horvath said.

“HERO is the missing link in the hydrogen supply chain, turning green hydrogen into continuous industrial heat without combustion.”

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