Hydrogen Portland Project

September 28th, 2022

Hydrogen Portland Project

This project involves a wind farm and hydrogen plant development near the Port of Portland with the initial focus on domestic supply as Stage 1 to be followed by export markets in Stage 2.

Main proponents:

Countrywide Hydrogen Pty Ltd, Glenelg Shire Council, Port of Portland

Main end-use classification:

Domestic supply followed by export penetration

 

Status:

Under development

Estimated cost:

 

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Hydrogen production – 1,600 tonnes per annum initially

Location:

Victoria, Australia

Announced funding:

 

Project description

Plans for a wind farm powered hydrogen production plant to be co-located close to the Port of Portland in Victoria, were reported in October 2019 (though some project details have evolved since that reporting).

A 10MW electrolyser would produce hydrogen gas, which would supply domestic demand in mobility and natural gas blending.  Domestic green fertiliser production is also under consideration along with expanding the project in later years to supply the export markets in North Asia.

Discussions are under way to decarbonise industry where possible with hydrogen either directly or blended with natural gas. The offtake target markets are from South Australia’s Limestone Coast to Warrnambool.

 

Updated:  September 2022