Hydrogen Fuels Australia Truganina HRS

February 17th, 2024

Hydrogen Fuels Australia Truganina HRS

The project proponent is developing a proof-of-concept hydrogen production and refuelling facility in Melbourne, Victoria, to support site micro-grid and mobility end-uses.

Main proponents:

Hydrogen Fuels Australia

Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen mobility, micro-grid applications


Under construction – operations start is anticipated in 2024

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

Electrolyser capable of producing 40-90 kg of hydrogen per day


Victoria, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

Hydrogen Fuels Australia is developing modular hydrogen production and refuelling facility at a five-hectare site in Truganina, near the Melbourne suburb of Laverton, in Victoria.  The modular nature of the overall energy system allows the installed equipment to be relocated to another site without leaving an environmental footprint at the location being exited.

The Truganina site is planned to be a proof-of-concept hydrogen production and refuelling facility. The electricity (micro-grid) requirements of these entities would be met by an onsite solar energy array coupled with a hydrogen production and storage system. The site would be self-contained with sole reliance on the onsite integrated energy production/distribution system.

The project includes the following key items of equipment (much of which has been ordered):

  • Installation of a dedicated solar array (640kW) twin-axis solar array
  • Alkaline electrolyser (432kW) capable of producing 40-90 kilograms (kg) of hydrogen per day, depending on weather conditions
  • Hydrogen fuel cell
  • 300kW/307kWh battery storage
  • Hydrogen storage tanks (300 kg capacity onsite, and 900 kg transported in)
  • Hydrogen compressor matched to electrolyser capacity
  • 100% renewable-powered hydrogen production facility

The project is expected to be operational in 2024. Full Development Approval permits have been granted (with refuelling capacity of up to 6,500 kg per day). Initially, the hydrogen refuelling station would be able to fuel 2-3 vehicles per day.

In the longer run, the proponent indicates that the site can be upscaled to supply up to 6,500 kg of hydrogen, with capacity to fuel more than 100 vehicles per day. It is expected that the additional hydrogen supply would be transported into the site.

Hydrogen Fuels Australia website.


Updated: February 2024