Origin investigating export scale green hydrogen project in Tasmania

Australia’s Origin Energy will conduct a $3.2m feasibility study into building an export scale green hydrogen and ammonia plant in Tasmania’s Bell Bay.

Under the proposal, green hydrogen will be produced from sustainable water using renewable energy.

The hydrogen will then be combined with nitrogen extracted from the air to create green ammonia, which can be safely and efficiently shipped to export markets.

The 500+ MW plant would produce more than 420,000 tonnes of zero emissions ammonia per year, with the first production of green ammonia targeted in the mid-2020s.

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