Hydrogen Portland Project

February 29th, 2024

Hydrogen Portland Project

This project involves a 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, DGA Energy Solutions Australia

Main end-use classification:

Stage 1: domestic supply – mobility/gas networks
Stage 2: export penetration – ammonia



Under development

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

Hydrogen production – 10 MW (Stage 1) 1,600 tonnes per annum initially


Victoria, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

In December 2023, ReNu Energy Limited (owner of Countrywide Hydrogen Pty Ltd) announced that it is collaborating with DGA Energy Solutions Australia Pty Limited (wholly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation) to conduct joint studies for a green hydrogen project opportunity at Portland in Victoria.

The announcement notes the scope and commercial principles of the collaboration, which are reflected in a letter of agreement between ReNu Energy and DGA, includes amongst other things:

  • To fund and conduct studies jointly to determine the feasibility to deliver at Portland, Victoria: (i) a Stage 1, 10MW green hydrogen production facility and refuelling station for domestic supply for road transport and mobility decarbonisation, and natural gas blending; and (ii) a Stage 2, large-scale project for hydrogen and/or ammonia exports to North Asia.
  • To apply for funding jointly under the Portland Diversification Fund, an AUD$7.5 million Victorian State Government Program with the aim of facilitating diversification of the economic base of the Glenelg Shire.
  • The parties will aim to complete the project studies and, if the studies are successful, negotiate arrangements for joint development of and investment in the project, by 31 December 2024.


Updated:  February 2024