Great Southern Project

August 29th, 2022

Great Southern Project

The project proponent is examining development of a project located in George Town, Tasmania, to produce renewables-based hydrogen to replace diesel in various mobility applications in Tasmania.

Main proponents:

LINE Hydrogen

Main end-use classification:

Mobility applications

Status:

Under development

Estimated cost:

 

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Proponent project webpage includes planned initial 1.49 tonnes per day building to 14.9 tonnes per day over a nine-year period

Location:

Tasmania, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$5.5 million – Federal Government funding support (October 2022, 2022-23 federal budget release)

Project description

In May 2022, an award of funding to LINE Hydrogen was announced, and confirmed in the October 2022 2022-23 federal budget, to help kick-start its project that would use co-located solar panels to produce renewables-based hydrogen to replace diesel in Tasmania’s heavy haulage, light vehicle fleets, and mobile power providers. The project is located at George Town in north-east Tasmania.

LINE hydrogen is developing a fleet of hydrogen-powered heavy haulage vehicles, planned to be leased to industrial partners, that would operate in conjunction with the commissioning of the Great Southern Project.

Project plans are for hydrogen production commencing at 1.49 tonnes per day rising to 14.9 tonnes per day over nine years. End use is targeted at local heavy haulage fleets, light vehicle fleets, and mobile power providers.

Press reports indicate the project would be supported by a behind the meter power purchase agreement with the planned 5-megawatt (MW) Bell Bay Solar Farm (and that the production of renewables-based hydrogen would be based on alkaline electrolysis).

 

This description is based on publicly available information as of November 2022.