Australian hydrogen infrastructure developer and renewable energy integrator the Hydrogen Utility (H2U) will develop a green hydrogen and ammonia supply chain demonstrator in South Australia.
With support under the South Australian Government’s Renewable Technology Fund (RTF), H2U said it expects construction of the distributed electrolysis and ammonia production facility at Port Lincoln to begin early next year.
The new facility is being built as part of an agreement announced today (11th July) with Australian iron ore exploration and mining company Iron Road.
The two companies are working together to develop a green manufacturing precinct at Iron Road’s proposed Cape Hardy port (pictured below).
Cape Hardy was identified by H2U as the preferred location for future development of a larger green hydrogen production and export hub.
H2U CEO Dr. Attilio Pigneri said that the green manufacturing precinct will seek to satisfy the growing world demand for decarbonised industrial products and energy.
“The hydrogen infrastructure to be built at Cape Hardy, integrated with the world-class renewable energy resource on the Eyre Peninsula positions the region to grow exports as the markets for decarbonised energy and industrial chemicals in North Asia grow,” he said.
“This provides an enormous opportunity for further manufacturing industries to develop and value add to the agricultural, mineral and energy resources of the Peninsula.”
“It opens up an entirely new, green manufacturing precinct for South Australia to grow the regional and State economy and employment.”