The Australia-Germany Hydrogen from Renewable Energy Supply Chain Feasibility Study

December 6th, 2021

R&D Focus Areas:
Techno-economic evaluation, Hydrogen market development, Export potential

Lead Organisation:
University of New South Wales (Sydney)

Deloitte, ARC Training Centre for The Global Hydrogen Economy, The Australian National University, Baringa Partners, MAN Energy, Scimita Ventures, GPA Engineering, NERA, H2UTM, Australian Hydrogen Council, CEFC, CSIRO, Fortescue Future Industries, Origin Energy, ATCO, ATSE


Start date:
November 2020

Completion date:
January 2023

Key contacts:
Associate Professor Iain Macgill:
Dr Rahman Daiyan:

Australian Government grant administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
The HySupply project has been a two-year collaboration between German and Australian consortia to investigate the feasibility of a hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives supply chain between Australian and Germany, and identify how such a partnership can be facilitated. Work over the two years includes technical and economic feasibility studies covering renewable hydrogen production to conversion into a range of possible hydrogen derivatives, shipping, reconversion and final use.

A set of open-source techno-economic modelling tools has also been released to assist stakeholders in undertaking more detailed and context specific studies. Other outputs included some specific regulatory and renewable hydrogen certification reports. Most Importantly, there was also an Australian supply-side roadmap and German demand-side action plan which laid out key steps for establishing Australian-German trade in renewable hydrogen before 2030.

Related publications and key links:

Final Report Australia-Germany Hydrogen Value Chain Feasibility Study:

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable


Reviewed: April 2023