Mid West Clean Energy Project

August 31st, 2022

Mid West Clean Energy Project

The project proponent is evaluating a staged development of an integrated partial oxidation/gas heated reforming with CCS /renewables-based hydrogen production and ammonia export complex in the mid-west region of Western Australia.

Main proponents:

Pilot Energy

Main end-use classification:

Export focussed – ammonia production

Status:

Under development

Estimated cost:

 

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Initial hydrogen production using partial oxidation/gas heated reforming with carbon capture and storage (CCS) is targeted at around 40,000 tonnes per annum; this to be followed by integrated production with renewables-based hydrogen, with the latter targeted at an incremental 18,000 tonnes per annum. Expansions are targeted.

Location:

Western Australia, Australia

Announced funding:

 

Project description

Pilot Energy is evaluating a staged, integrated project development in the mid-west region of Western Australia involving three elements:

  • First stage – development of a standalone CCS project injecting carbon dioxide captured primarily (but not exclusively) from nearby industrial plants into the near depleted offshore Cliff Head Oil Field (this stage being undertaken in conjunction with field joint venture partner Triangle Energy)
  • Second stage – development of a clean hydrogen project based around partial oxidation/gas heated reforming with CCS (this and the subsequent third stage being undertaken by Pilot Energy in its own right). Hydrogen production through this means is initially targeted at around 40,000 tonnes per annum. Expansions are targeted. Feedstock purchases would support this stage. Injection of separated carbon dioxide would be in the Cliff Head Oil Field.
  • Third stage – integrate renewables-based hydrogen production and expand sales targeting export-focussed ammonia shipments. An approximate 250 megawatt (MW) renewables-based production plant would produce around an incremental 18,000 tonnes of hydrogen per annum. The combined hydrogen streams would be targeted to produce/supply clean ammonia mainly to overseas markets.

While the immediate focus of the proponent will be on first stage activities – conversion of the Cliff Head Oil Field to CCS and progression of the standalone CCS development – pre-FEED activities are planned to progress for the later hydrogen related development.

This description has been reviewed by the project proponent.

 

Uploaded: August 2022