Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain – Feasibility Study Phase

June 21st, 2022

Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) – Feasibility Study Phase

Following completion of the HESC – Pilot Project phase in January 2022, during this feasibility study phase, the project partners will review the results from the pilot phase and continue with studies and stakeholder engagements with the goal of progressing the project at larger scale.

Main proponents:

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), Electric Power Development Co. (J-Power), Iwatani Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, AGL.

Main end-use classification:

Export potential – liquefied hydrogen

Status:

Under development – feasibility studies being progressed

 

Estimated cost:

 

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Under evaluation

Location:

Victoria, Australia

Announced funding:

 

Project description

Over the next few years, the project partners will review the results from the pilot phase and continue to engage with local communities, regulators and potential customers for HESC hydrogen, in readiness to build and operate a commercial-scale project.

Activities that will be undertaken include:

  • Continuing to test and demonstrate maritime transport of liquid hydrogen with the Suiso Frontier making further trips between Australia and Japan
  • Preparing for regulatory approval processes
  • Investigating economics of the commercial-scale project and its business model
  • Engaging potential ‘off-takers’ in Australia and Japan
  • Improving technologies to reduce costs and carbon intensity across the supply chain. This includes further development of the ortho-para conversion catalyst for creating liquid hydrogen in partnership with CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency.

This description was prepared in consultation with the project.

 

June 2022