Origin Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Project (Archived)

January 11th, 2024

Origin Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Project

A feasibility study has been completed assessing the potential for developing a large-scale renewables-based hydrogen and ammonia plant to be located at Bell Bay in Tasmania. This project was paused in mid-2023.

Main proponents:

Origin Energy

Main end-use classification:

Industrial process – ammonia production


Archived – on hold

Estimated cost:

(Feasibility study)
AUD$3.2 million


Other involvement:


Production details:

Evaluation not applicable


Tasmania, Australia

Announced funding:

(Feasibility study)
AUD$1.6 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Fund –

The proponent withdrew from accepting funding under the Australian Government Regional Hydrogen Hubs Program – Hub Development and Design funding stream due to the current ‘on hold’ status of the project

Project description:

The project proponent completed a feasibility study investigating the construction of a large-scale renewables-based hydrogen and ammonia plant with a planned production rate of 420,000 tonnes of ammonia per annum, located in the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone in Tasmania.

The feasibility study assessed a plant designed to enable flexible operation, with an estimated electrical load of more than 500 megawatts (MW). A knowledge sharing report was issued to the Tasmanian Government at the completion of the study.

While the project is technically feasible, the proponents have paused work as there are several factors requiring resolution to progress, that are outside the proponent’s control. These are highlighted in the knowledge sharing report.

The proponent advises that it remains open to future development, subject to enabling factors being met.


November 2020: The feasibility study for this project is one of three feasibility studies to which funds were allocated in November 2020 by the Tasmanian Government under its AUD$20 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Fund (part of the wider AUD$50 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program).


Updated: January 2024