Neoen-ENEOS Export Project (New Project added September 2022)
Neoen-ENEOS Export Project
The project proponents are considering use of the ‘Goyder Renewable Zone’ development north of Adelaide as a potential renewables-based energy source for an export-focused hydrogen project.
Neoen Australia, ENEOS Corporation
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South Australia, Australia
Neoen Australia is progressing a large hybrid renewable energy development known as the of the ‘Goyder Renewables Zone’. The development is located close to the town of Burra in the Goyder Regional Council area, around 155 kilometres north of Adelaide. The Zone consists of two separate projects: Goyder North (north of Burra), and Goyder South (south of Burra).
The Goyder South Hybrid Renewable Energy Facility (Goyder South) has progressed through developmental approval stages; State Government approval was received in March 2021. The overall Goyder South development would comprise a hybrid energy facility of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW) of wind generation, up to 600 MW of solar PV generation and up to 900 MW/1,800 MWh of battery storage. The South Goyder development would be constructed in a series of stages. Goyder South Stage 1 has entered construction activities.
At the beginning of August 2021, ENEOS announced that it had concluded a memorandum to undertake a joint study with Neoen Australia for the development of a Japan-Australia CO2-free hydrogen supply chain in South Australia. Details of the joint study scope are included in the ENEOS release, with Neoen focussed on renewable-based hydrogen production and ENEOS focussed on its conversion to methylcyclohexane (MCH) and maritime transport of MCH as a form of hydrogen storage from Australia to Japan.
The project proponents are considering use of the ‘Goyder Renewable Zone’ development as a potential renewable energy source.
In May 2021, the Government of South Australia called for Expressions of Interest from companies and investors to develop the land around Port Bonython to create a multi-user export precinct. Seven shortlisted projects were selected including, amongst others, the Neoen/ENEOS proposed development.
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