Gladstone central to green hydrogen project

Gladstone has been selected as the location for The Hydrogen Utility’s (H2U) latest project, H2-HubTM Gladstone, a proposed multi-billion dollar chemical complex for the production of green hydrogen and ammonia at industrial-scale.

The project could potentially create more than 100 operational jobs and drive new exports for green hydrogen and ammonia.

Through the Queensland Government’s land use planning and property development agency, Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), H2U have purchased a 171-hectare site at Yarwun in the Gladstone State Development Area, which is in close proximity to the export precinct at Fisherman’s Landing.

Queensland Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said with green hydrogen and ammonia emerging as a strong, competitive energy source, it was pleasing that Gladstone was on the radar for companies seeking to establish large-scale industrial projects.

Dr Attilio Pigneri CEO and Founder of H2U said H2-HubTM Gladstone would be built in stages to integrate up to 3 GW in electrolysis plant, and up to 5,000 tonnes per day ammonia production capacity.

“The integration of mature technologies – such as electrolysis and ammonia synthesis – at industrial scale, powered by 100 per cent renewable power supply, meets the emerging demand for decarbonised products in the energy, chemicals and mobility markets of North Asia.

“Japan for example, has developed a well-structured, 30-year plan to transition its energy economy, where green hydrogen and ammonia imports will play a key role in the decarbonisation of its power and industry sectors,” said Dr Pigneri.

“Queensland with its strong existing trading relationships with Japan is well placed to capitalise on the opportunities from this new industry, including sustained investment in renewable energy generation, and the transition of jobs and skills from extractive resources to a future-proof industry.

“Gladstone is an obvious choice for locating industrial-scale green hydrogen and ammonia facilities: its existing skill base, industrial port eco-system, and strategic location in the Queensland grid, all contribute to provide a unique springboard for the establishment of this new industry.”

Hear more about the opportunities around hydrogen at out next MESCA Project Briefing in Gladstone on March 26. Register here 

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