Origin Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Project

April 29th, 2023

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.

Main proponents:

Origin Energy

Main end-use classification:

Industrial process – ammonia production


Under development

Estimated cost:

(Feasibility study)
AUD$3.2 million


Other involvement:


Production details:

Under evaluation


Tasmania, Australia

Announced funding:

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

(Front end engineering design studies)
Up to AUD$3 million – Australian Government Regional Hydrogen Hubs Program – Hub Development and Design funding stream

Project description:

The project proponent has 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 has been issued to the Tasmanian Government with the determination that the project is technically feasible.

Subject to three identified pre-conditions being met by the proponent and the Tasmanian Government, the project proponent is targeting making a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) decision in fiscal year 2023.

While the main focus of the project is the production of renewables-based ammonia for export, some of the produced hydrogen and ammonia would be made available for domestic use.

Production is targeted for the early mover market, with production timeframes being determined by offtakers.

Origin Energy is recipient of up to AUD$3 million to support potential FEED studies through the Australian Government’s Regional Hydrogen Hubs Program (Hub Development and Design funding stream).


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: April 2023