Portland Renewable Fuels (New Project added May 2023)
Portland Renewable Fuels
The project is a large-scale hybrid bio/e-methanol development to be located in the Portland area of Victoria targeting maritime applications.
|Main end-use classification:
14,000-15,000 tonnes per annum under evaluation
The project is a large-scale hybrid bio/e-methanol development to be located in the Portland area of Victoria. The hybrid development would include:
- Over 300,000 tonnes of underutilised or damaged residual forestry biomass as feedstock, with
- 14,000-15,000 tonnes of hydrogen generation per annum from renewable energy sources (National Electricity Market connected, predominantly wind expectation)
The methanol synthesis plant would be expected to produce around 200,000 tonnes of ‘green’ methanol per annum for offtake.
The main offtake option is presently foreseen as being in the mobility – maritime sector.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Port of Melbourne, Maersk, ANL (a subsidiary of CMA-CGM), Svitzer, Stolthaven Terminals, HAMR Energy and ABEL Energy to explore the commercial feasibility of establishing a green methanol bunkering hub at the Port of Melbourne. The collaboration will examine the potential transportation of green methanol from production sites in Bell Bay, Tasmania (ABEL Energy) and Portland, Victoria (HAMR Energy) to the Port of Melbourne for storage and bunkering services.
This description has been reviewed by the project proponent.
Uploaded: May 2023