Hydrogen large-scale, demonstration and pilot projects

Industry Projects covers large-scale, demonstration and pilot hydrogen plants in Australia and New Zealand. It includes projects across the full asset life-cycle spectrum – from those under development, to those near or under construction, to those in operation.

There are 20 projects that are operating or under construction (19 in Australia, one in New Zealand) with a further 12 projects at an advanced stage of development planning (10 in Australia and two in New Zealand). As hydrogen is presently in the market activation or pre-competitive phase, the large majority of projects are classified as ‘Under development’; several of these have plans to be operational within the next three years. The projects listed cover the full spectrum of end-use activities, with a focus on hydrogen mobility, hydrogen in gas networks and industrial process-ammonia production.

A full description can be accessed by clicking on the specific Project Title. These project descriptions are based on publicly available information, however, in some cases the project proponents have provided additional details or advised they do not wish their project to be listed at this stage. Project information will be updated in real-time and supplemented by a half-yearly review process with project proponents.

Industry project activity locations can also be viewed on a map of Australia through Geoscience Australia’s AusH2 tool.

Project TitleProponentsLocationStatusMain end-use classifications
ABEL Energy Bell Bay Powerfuels Project ABEL EnergyTasmaniaUnder developmentExport potential: industrial process – methanol production

Domestic use
APA Renewable Methane Demonstration Project APA GroupQueenslandUnder constructionHydrogen in gas networks - via conversion to methane
Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project Stage 1Infinite Blue Energy Pty LtdWestern AustraliaAdvanced developmentHydrogen mobility, power use
Asian Renewable Energy Hub CWP Energy Asia, Intercontinental Energy, Vestas, Pathway InvestmentsWestern AustraliaUnder developmentExport potential -hydrogen derivatives, Local potential -electricity & hydrogen
ATCO Hydrogen Blending ProjectATCO Gas Australia Pty Ltd Western AustraliaAdvanced developmentHydrogen in gas networks
Auckland Hydrogen Mobility TrialPorts of Auckland, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Kiwi RailNew ZealandUnder developmentHydrogen mobility
Australian Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs ProgramAustralian GovernmentCanberraNational funding programExport potential, domestic use
Australian Hydrogen CentreAustralian Gas Networks - lead, all project partners are shown in the descriptionSouth Australia/ VictoriaUnder developmentHydrogen in gas networks
Badgingarra Renewable Hydrogen ProjectAPA GroupWestern AustraliaUnder developmentHydrogen mobility, power, industrial uses
Bio-Hydrogen Demonstration PlantSouthern Oil RefiningQueenslandUnder developmentIndustrial process - refining
Bundaberg Hydrogen HubDenzo, Elvin Renewables, H2X AustraliaQueenslandUnder developmentHydrogen mobility
Central Queensland Hydrogen ProjectStanwell Corporation Limited, Iwatani Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Marubeni Corporation, Kansai Electric Power Company, APA GroupQueenslandUnder developmentExport potential
Christmas Creek Renewable Hydrogen Mobility ProjectFortescue Metals GroupWestern AustraliaUnder constructionHydrogen mobility
Clean Energy Innovation HubATCOWestern AustraliaOperating Microgrid applications - natural gas blending, power use
Clean Energy Innovation ParkATCO, AGIGWestern AustraliaAdvanced developmentHydrogen in gas networks, mobility
CRH-TasmaniaCountrywide Renewable HydrogenTasmaniaUnder developmentDomestic use
Daintree Microgrid ProjectDaintree Renewable EnergyQueenslandUnder developmentMicrogrid/ regional applications
Denham Hydrogen Demonstration PlantHorizon PowerWestern AustraliaUnder constructionMicrogrid - power use
Desert Bloom HydrogenAqua Aerem Northern TerritoryUnder developmentExport potential, domestic use
Dyno Nobel Renewable Hydrogen ProjectDyno NobelQueenslandUnder developmentIndustrial process - ammonia production
Edify Green Hydrogen ProjectEdify EnergyQueenslandUnder developmentExport potential, domestic use
Emerald Coaches Green Hydrogen Mobility ProjectEmerald CoachesQueenslandAdvanced developmentHydrogen mobility
Eyre Peninsula Gateway Project - Demonstrator StageThe Hydrogen Utility South AustraliaUnder developmentIndustrial process - ammonia production
Fortescue Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Plant Fortescue Green Hydrogen and Ammonia PlantTasmaniaUnder developmentIndustrial process – ammonia production
Future Energy and Hydrogen Precinct CleanCoQueenslandUnder developmentPower use
Geelong Hydrogen HubGeelongPort, CAC-H2 VictoriaUnder developmentExport potential, domestic use
Geraldton Export-Scale Renewable Investment bp AustraliaWestern AustraliaUnder developmentIndustrial process - ammonia production
Gibson Island Green Ammonia FeasibilityFortescue Future Industries, Incitec Pivot Ltd QueenslandUnder developmentAmmonia production, export potential, domestic use
Grange Resources Renewable Hydrogen Study Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty LtdTasmaniaUnder developmentIndustrial process heating
Green Hydrogen for City of CockburnCity of CockburnWestern AustraliaUnder developmentHydrogen mobility, power use
Green Liquid Hydrogen Export Project Origin Energy, Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesQueenslandUnder developmentExport potential, domestic supply
H2-HubTM GladstoneThe Hydrogen Utility QueenslandUnder developmentIndustrial process - ammonia production
H2PerthWoodside Energy Ltd Western AustraliaUnder developmentExport potential, domestic use
H2TAS ProjectWoodside Energy Ltd, Marubeni Corporation, IHI CorporationTasmaniaUnder developmentAmmonia production, export potential, renewable hydrogen - domestic use
Hay Point Hydrogen ExportDalrymple Bay Infrastructure Ltd, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, Brookfield Group, ITOCHU CorporationQueenslandUnder developmentExport potential
Hazer Commercial Demonstration PlantHazer GroupWestern AustraliaUnder constructionHydrogen mobility, power, Industrial uses
Hunter Hydrogen HubNSW Government facilitating discussionsNew South WalesUnder developmentUnder evaluation
Hybrid PV-Battery-Hydrogen System for MicrogridsMurdoch UniversityWestern AustraliaUnder developmentMicrogrid / regional applications
Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain - Pilot ProjectKawasaki Industries, J-Power, Iwatani, Marubeni and Sumitomo Corporations, AGLVictoriaOperatingExport potential - liquefied hydrogen
Hydrogen Fuels Australia Truganina HRSHydrogen Fuels AustraliaVictoriaUnder constructionHydrogen mobility, microgrid applications
Hydrogen Park GladstoneAustralian Gas NetworksQueenslandAdvanced developmentHydrogen in gas networks
Hydrogen Park Murray ValleyAustralian Gas Networks, ENGIEVictoriaAdvanced developmentHydrogen in gas networks
Hydrogen Park South AustraliaAustralian Gas NetworksSouth AustraliaOperating Hydrogen in gas networks, industrial use, mobility
Hydrogen Powered Trains Feasibility StudyAurizon, Anglo AmericanQueenslandUnder developmentHydrogen mobility
Hydrogen Production using Geothermal Energy – Pilot ProjectThe Tuaropaki TrustNew ZealandUnder developmentUnder evaluation
Hydrogen Refueller Station ProjectATCO, Fortescue Metals GroupWestern AustraliaUnder ConstructionHydrogen mobility
Hydrogen Test Facility- ACT Gas NetworkEvoenergy, Canberra Institute of TechnologyACTOperating Hydrogen in gas networks
HyEnergy ProjectTotal Eren, Province Resources LtdWestern AustraliaUnder developmentDomestic and export potential
Hydrogen Trial ProgrammeFirstgasNew ZealandAdvanced developmentHydrogen in gas networks
Hyer Penetration - EDL Hydrogen Enabled Hybrid RenewablesEDLWestern AustraliaUnder developmentMicrogrid - power use
Joint Feasibility Study for Creation of a Supply Chain of Low Carbon Ammonia in Western AustraliaMitsui & Co., Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National CorporationWestern AustraliaUnder developmentAmmonia production, export potential
Kapuni Renewable Hydrogen ProjectBallance Agri-Nutrients, Hiringa EnergyNew ZealandAdvanced developmentIndustrial process - ammonia production, hydrogen mobility
Kogan Creek Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration PlantCS EnergyQueenslandUnder constructionHydrogen mobility, power use
Kwinana Clean Fuels Hubbp Australia, Macquarie CapitalWestern AustraliaUnder developmentIndustrial uses
Manilla Solar and Renewable Energy Storage ProjectManilla Community Renewable Energy, Providence Asset GroupNew South WalesAdvanced developmentMicrogrid / regional applications
Melbourne Hydrogen HubCountrywide Renewable HydrogenVictoriaUnder developmentHydrogen mobility, gas networks
Murchison Renewable Hydrogen ProjectHydrogen Renewables AustraliaWestern AustraliaUnder developmentHydrogen mobility, gas networks, export potential
Neoen Australia Hydrogen Superhub (Crystal Brook Energy Park)Neoen AustraliaSouth AustraliaUnder developmentExport potential
New Zealand Hydrogen Refuelling NetworkHiringa Energy, TR GroupNew ZealandUnder constructionHydrogen mobility
Ord Hydrogen Pacific Hydro Australia DevelopmentsWestern AustraliaUnder developmentUnder evaluation (general uses/ammonia production)
Origin Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Plant Origin EnergyTasmaniaUnder developmentIndustrial process – ammonia production
Port Kembla Hydrogen HubNSW Government facilitating discussions New South WalesUnder developmentUnder evaluation -early mobility project announced
Port Kembla Hydrogen Refuelling FacilityCoregas New South WalesUnder constructionHydrogen mobility
Port of Newcastle Hydrogen Hub Feasibility StudyMacquarie Green Investment Group, Port of NewcastleNew South WalesUnder developmentDomestic use
Portland Renewable Hydrogen ProjectCountrywide Renewable Hydrogen, Glenelg Shire Council, Port of PortlandVictoriaUnder developmentExport potential -hydrogen derivatives, Local potential -hydrogen in gas networks
Port Pirie Green Hydrogen ProjectTrafigura Group Pte. LtdSouth AustraliaUnder developmentExport potential - ammonia, domestic use
Preparing the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline for HydrogenDampier Bunbury PipelineWestern AustraliaUnder developmentHydrogen in gas networks
Queensland Nitrates Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Queensland NitratesQueenslandUnder developmentIndustrial process - ammonia production
Queensland Solar Hydrogen FacilityAustrom HydrogenQueenslandUnder developmentExport potential
Renewable Hydrogen Powered Intercampus TransportUniversity of QueenslandQueenslandUnder developmentHydrogen mobility
Renewable Hydrogen Production and Refuelling ProjectBOCQueenslandUnder constructionIndustrial uses, mobility
Renewable Hydrogen Refuelling PilotACT Government, Neoen, ActewAGL, Hyundai, sgfleetACTOperatingHydrogen mobility
Renewable Hydrogen Transport Hub in the City of MandurahHazer GroupWestern AustraliaUnder developmentHydrogen mobility
Rio Tinto Pacific Operations Hydrogen ProgramRio TintoQueenslandUnder developmentIndustrial process-refining
Sir Samuel Griffith CentreGriffith UniversityQueenslandOperating Microgrid applications - power use
Spicers Retreats Scenic Rim Trail Ecotourism Demonstration using Low Pressure Hydrogen Jilrift Pty LtdQueenslandAdvanced developmentMicrogrid – power use
Sumitomo Green Hydrogen Production Plant Sumitomo CorporationQueenslandUnder developmentUnder evaluation
SunHQ Hydrogen HubArk Energy Corporation Pty LtdQueenslandUnder constructionHydrogen mobility
Swinburne University of Technology Victorian Hydrogen Hub – CSIRO Hydrogen Refuelling StationCSIRO, Swinburne University of TechnologyVictoriaAdvanced developmentHydrogen mobility
Tallawarra B Dual Fuel Capable Gas/Hydrogen Power PlantEnergyAustraliaNew South WalesUnder constructionElectricity generation
The Julia Creek ProjectQEM LimitedQueenslandUnder developmentUnder evaluation
Toyota Ecopark Hydrogen Demonstration (Toyota Hydrogen Centre)Toyota Motor Corporation AustraliaVictoriaUnder construction Power use, hydrogen mobility
Utilitas Recarbon Organic Waste to Green Hydrogen Technology Utilitas Group, ReCarbon Inc., Bundaberg Regional CouncilQueenslandUnder developmentHydrogen mobility
Western Green Energy HubInterContinental Energy, CWP Global, Mining Green Energy LimitedWestern AustraliaUnder developmentDomestic and export markets
Western Sydney Green Gas ProjectJemenaNew South WalesOperatingHydrogen in gas networks, power, mobility and industrial uses
Yara-ENGIE Pilbara Renewable Ammonia Yara Pilbara Fertilisers, ENGIE RenewablesWestern AustraliaAdvanced developmentIndustrial process - ammonia production