The Hazer Commercial Demonstration Project will now be commissioned by its partner Primero Group.
It is designed to prove up the company's tech which converts waste gas and iron ore to hydrogen and graphite.
The plant uses methane pyrolysis to make its hydrogen and with the addition of iron ore, graphite is a byproduct that makes the process carbon neutral, with no need for carbon capture and storage.
It plans a ‘cold' reactor first that will use a temporary carbon steel reactor so it can trial
gas conditioning, solids handling, process control, safety and utilities systems.
This phase will also deliver initial process data to de-risk the start-up of the second phase, the hot commissioning and full operation of the CDP, it said.
The hot-wall reactor build is progressing in China with final fabrication and fit out work due next quarter and installation the following.
The full operation of the project will demonstrate the safe continuous production of low-emission hydrogen and graphite, it said. It has not named a graphite offtake customer yet.
"We are delighted to have reached this important milestone. I would like to recognise the hard work of Mark Edwards, Hazer's Chief Operating Officer, and all the project team to realise this significant achievement," CEP Geoff Ward said.