Sumitomo Green Hydrogen Production Plant

February 10th, 2022

Sumitomo Green Hydrogen Production Plant

In early 2022, Sumitomo Corporation completed its Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies for a green hydrogen production plant located at Gladstone, Queensland.

Main proponents:

Sumitomo Corporation

Main end-use classification:

Key focus on industrial applications in support of the Rio Tinto Yarwun Alumina Refinery trial use of hydrogen in refinery processes, with the balance supporting regional mobility and other uses.


Advanced development

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Other involvement:


Production details:

Initial 250-300 tonnes per annum planned, with scope to scale-up production


Queensland, Australia

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In early 2021, the project proponent entered into a contract with JGC Holdings Corporation (part of the JGC Group) for the latter to undertake FEED studies for a hydrogen-related project planned for Gladstone, Queensland. The FEED studies were completed in early 2022.

Initial hydrogen production is planned at 250-300 tonnes per annum, with the opportunity to scale-up production. Hydrogen production will be via electrolysis, using green electricity.


January 2021: Sumitomo Corporation announces it has signed a FEED contract with JGC Holdings Corporation for a hydrogen-related project planned in Gladstone, Queensland.

August 2021: Rio Tinto and Sumitomo Corporation announce a partnership to study the construction of a hydrogen pilot plant at Rio Tinto’s Yarwun alumina refinery in Gladstone and explore the potential use of hydrogen at the refinery.

February 2022: FEED studies completed; procurement activities expected to commence in Q2 CY2022.


Reviewed: September 2022