Fortescue investigating green ammonia plant for Tasmania

Fortescue Metals Group is looking to develop a 250MW green hydrogen plant at the Bell Bay Industrial Precinct, Tasmania, to produce approximately 250,000 tonnes of green ammonia annually for domestic and international export.

Powered entirely by Tasmanian renewable energy, the project has the capacity to be one of the world’s largest green hydrogen plants and will be part of the Tasmanian Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding program.

The project is targets for an investment decision by the Fortescue Board in 2021.

“Working with our wholly owned subsidiary Fortescue Future Industries, we are assessing clean energy opportunities locally and internationally to capitalise on the important role that green hydrogen will play to ensure the world can meet the Paris 2050 targets,” said Elizabeth Gaines, CEO of Fortescue.

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