The Tasmanian government has announced $2.6 million in support for three feasibility studies on large-scale hydrogen projects.
The projects supported through the Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program grants are:
- Origin Energy’s export scale green hydrogen and ammonia plant producing around 420,000 tonnes of green ammonia per annum, expected to be located at the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone;
- ABEL Energy’s 100 MW green hydrogen and methanol for export project at the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone; and
- Grange Resources’ 90-100 MW renewable hydrogen project to provide process heat at its Port Latta facility.
The latter (pictured) produces iron ore pellets, baked in a furnace at 1,000 degrees Celsius, for export to steel mills.
The announcement on Wednesday also included news that Fortescue Metals Group will potentially develop a 250MW hydrogen and green ammonia factory at Bell Bay, with a investment decision to be made next year in 2021.
“Subject to this decision, the project has the potential to create more than 350 construction jobs and 100 operational roles for the initial phase. Using Tasmania’s renewable energy resources, there is opportunity for further expansion,” said state energy minister Guy Barnett.
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