Grange Resources Renewable Hydrogen Study

December 8th, 2020

The project proponent has expressed an interest in undertaking a feasibility study to assess the potential for renewables-based hydrogen to replace natural gas for process heating at a pelletising facility at Port Latta, Tasmania.

Main proponents:

Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd

Main end-use classification:

Industrial process heating


Under development

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

Under evaluation


Tasmania, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

Grange Resources owns and operates an integrated iron ore mining and pellet production business, located in the north-west region of Tasmania.

The pellet plant and port facility are located 50 kilometres north-west of Burnie, a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania.

The project proponent is undertaking a feasibility study to investigate the potential to use renewables-based hydrogen to replace natural gas for industrial process heat purposes at its Port Latta pelletising plant.

If the fuel replacement opportunity proves to be technically and commercially feasible, it is estimated  that a renewable hydrogen production facility in the order of 90-100 megawatts (MW) would be required to meet Port Latta’s full demand.


November 2020: The feasibility study for this project is one of three feasibility studies to which funds were allocated in November 2020 by the Tasmanian Government under its AUD$20 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Fund (part of the wider AUD$50 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program).


This description was reviewed by the project proponent in December 2020.