Japan launches world’s first liquid hydrogen carrier

Japan launches world’s first liquid hydrogen carrier

The world’s first liquid hydrogen carrier ship has been unveiled today in Japan, marking a major step forward in the Australia-Japan coal-to-hydrogen pilot.

Weighing approximately 8,000 tonnes, Suiso Frontier was launched by Kawasaki Heavy Industries at its Kobe Works yard, and marks the first stage in the Australia-Japan pilot project to produce liquefied hydrogen from brown coal.

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project at Port Hastings in Victoria, Australia will see liquefied hydrogen produced from Latrobe Valley brown coal transported to Japan for use in fuel cell electric vehicles and power generation.

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