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Master planning underway for Eyre hydrogen and iron hub

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Preliminary master planning is underway for Iron Road’s planned multi-purpose, multi-user deep-sea port for iron, grain and green hydrogen and ammonia export at Cape Hardy on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

The company’s Central Eyre Iron Project will integrate a ‘green pellet’ plant fuelled by renewable energy, using high grade concentrate from the company’s Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP).

Green pellets feeding direct reduced iron ore products are considered to be a viable solution for reducing emissions from steelmaking.

The Cape Hardy site will also feature a 5GW scale green hydrogen and ammonia production facility proposed for a 410 hectare site by Amp Energy.

Basic raw material requirements including desalinated water have been calculated driving mass balance output for key product streams including green hydrogen.

Associated with the project is SA’s Northern Water Supply Project, a desalination project which is considering the Cape Hardy site among others.

A final decision on the preferred site for the project, which would reduce the region including the steel city of Whyalla’s reliance on water piped from the River Murray, has yet to be made.

Further reading:
Iron Road plans ‘green’ manufacturing in SA hydrogen zone

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