FFI seek to convert coal to green hydrogen production facility in Washington, US

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) announced today (May 13), that it will evaluate the feasibility of converting a former coal mine into a green hydrogen production facility in Lewis County, Washington, US. 

After entering a binding exclusivity agreement with the Industrial Park at TransAlta (IPAT), near Centralia, Washington, the proposed green hydrogen project would enable the decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors in North America. 

The IPAT project site is currently operational, however is scheduled to close in 2025. Subject to FFI’s feasibility studies, H2 View understands, it is the company’s intention to seek to employ the existing coal workforce for the project. 

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