Hydrogen Portland Project

March 8th, 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 to be followed by export markets.

Main proponents:

Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen Limited, AusNet Services, Glenelg Shire Council, Port of Portland

Main end-use classification:

Domestic supply followed by export penetration



Under development

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

Hydrogen production – 1,600 tonnes per annum initially


Victoria, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

(This project was previously listed on HyResource as the Portland Renewable Hydrogen Project.)

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 will 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.

AusNet Services joined CRH in late 2021 as a project partner.  AusNet owns the electricity transmission network delivering power to Alcoa and South Australia as well as the natural gas distribution network in Portland.


Updated:  March 2022