Spicers Retreats Scenic Rim Trail Ecotourism Demonstration using Low Pressure Hydrogen

March 12th, 2022

The Spicers Retreats Scenic Rim ecotourism trail in Queensland is to utilise renewable hydrogen energy systems to displace diesel or LPG-fuelled generators.

Main proponents:

Jilrift Pty Ltd

 

Main end-use classification:

Microgrid – power use

Status:

Advanced development

Estimated cost:
Other involvement:

 

Production details: Location:

Queensland, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$0.94 million – Queensland Government Hydrogen Industry Development Fund (Round 1)

Project description:

The Spicers Retreats Scenic Rim Trail Ecotourism Demonstration using Low Pressure Hydrogen project is to provide electricity requirements for five eco-camps using renewables-based hydrogen energy systems. This would replace the need for diesel or LPG powered generators at Spicers Retreats Scenic Rim Trail remote eco-camp sites.

A renewables-based hydrogen generation system will be installed at the Spicers Canopy eco-camp (located at Spicers Peak Station on the Scenic Rim near Brisbane) and self-contained hydrogen energy systems will be installed at four other remote eco-camps on the Scenic Rim Trail. Two mobile hydride storage units are to be constructed to allow excess produced hydrogen to be used at remote eco-camps during periods of low solar capacity or during maintenance.

Milestones:

December 2020: The Spicers Retreats in the Scenic Rim project announced as a successful applicant under the first round of the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Development Fund.

 

This description is based on information made available by the Queensland Government.

Dated: March 2022