Eneos produces green hydrogen in Brisbane


Japanese energy giant Eneos has officially opened its green hydrogen production demonstration plant at Bulwer Island in Brisbane.

The company will make a modest 20 kilograms of green hydrogen a day at the site, utilising its patented electrolysis technology, Direct MCH, powered by an onsite 250 kW solar PV system.

The hydrogen will be produced in the form of methylcyclohexane, with the ultimate aim of the project to prove the feasibility of export to Japan where it would be converted back to hydrogen.

Eneos Executive Vice President Tomohide Miyata said the company was pleased to progress a green hydrogen supply chain between Japan and Queensland.

Eneos Senior Vice President Yuichiro Fujiyama said the demonstration of this technology was a great step and Eneos would further expand the scale of this project in near future.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said: “Working with international partners will play a critical role in Queensland’s journey as we develop a world-class, sustainable and competitive hydrogen industry.

“Work by companies such as Eneos is vital as we power towards achieving zero net emissions by 2050 – and delivering the economic opportunities that go with it.

“This project is set to unlock significant benefits for Queensland’s economy by generating hydrogen jobs of the future and tapping into new export markets.

“This project will build on our progress towards Queensland becoming an energy superpower, which we are steering through the $62 billion Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan.”

The Bulwer Island project is supported by the Japanese Government’s $24 billion Green Innovation Fund, which aims to help Japan achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Picture: Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles

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