Darwin Clean Hydrogen Hub – Market Development Study

June 29th, 2023

Darwin Clean Hydrogen Hub – Market Development Study

The project proponents are undertaking a joint study into the growth potential of a clean hydrogen market in Darwin, northern Australia.

Main proponents:

INPEX (Study Lead), Santos

Main end-use classification:

Under evaluation


Under development – market development study

Estimated cost:

~AUD$3 millionmarket development study

Other involvement:

CSIRO, Xodus – data, modelling and analysis

Production details:
Under evaluation

Northern Territory, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$1 million – Australian Government Regional Hydrogen Hubs Program – Design and Development funding stream

Project description

The project proponents are undertaking a joint study into opportunities for the provision of domestic and international hydrogen supply chains. The joint study series of programs is anticipated to take 18 months with a focus on:

  • Market demand for hydrogen and its derivatives (e.g., methanol and ammonia) as fuel in transport and power generation, and feedstock for chemicals
  • Renewable energy sites and infrastructure for water electrolysis to produce and deliver hydrogen and its derivatives to market
  • Hydrogen production from natural gas and carbon capture and storage capacity requirements
  • Bulk and distributed storage requirements
  • Domestic and international hydrogen supply chains

The joint study program is estimated to cost approximately AUD$3 million, with INPEX and Santos each providing approximately AUD$1million. The joint study program is also recipient of a AUD$1 million grant through the Australian Government’s Regional Hydrogen Hubs Program (Design and Development funding stream).


Reviewed: March 2024