Hydrogen Park Gladstone

September 23rd, 2020

Hydrogen Park Gladstone

This project involves the blending of renewable hydrogen with natural gas, at volumes of up to 10 per cent, for supply into the city of Gladstone’s gas network (with the project also aiming to supply hydrogen for transportation uses in the future).

Main proponents:

Australian Gas Networks (AGN) which is part of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen in gas networks, mobility uses also targeted in the future

Status:

Advanced development – operations are anticipated to begin in 2022 (subject to timely approvals)

Estimated cost:

AUD$4.2 million

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Hydrogen production – Approximately 65 kilograms per day (electrolyser capacity)

Location:

Queensland, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$1.78 million – Queensland Government Hydrogen Industry Development Fund

Project description

The Hydrogen Park Gladstone (HyP Gladstone) project would produce renewable hydrogen using water and renewable electricity from the local electricity grid, employing a 175 kilowatt (kW) Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser.

The renewable hydrogen would be blended with natural gas, at volumes of up to 10 per cent, for supply to more than 770 residential and business customers on Gladstone’s entire gas network. The project also aims to supply hydrogen for transportation uses in the future.

The HyP Gladstone project builds on the 5 per cent blend to be supplied to homes from the Hydrogen Park South Australia project, and at up to 10 per cent would be the highest volume of hydrogen delivered by an existing gas network in Australia.

Site selection and detailed engineering has been completed with the Development Application lodged in May 2021.

It is anticipated that hydrogen production would begin in 2022 (subject to timely approvals).

Milestones

February 2020: The Queensland Government announces grant funding of up to AUD$1.78 million in support of the project.

 

Updated: March 2022