Queensland, FFI strike green hydrogen deal

Queensland is one step closer to being a hydrogen powerhouse, with the Australian state today (Feb 25) unveiling plans for renewable electricity to power proposed hydrogen projects set to be developed by Fortescue Future Industries (FFI).

Formalised under an agreement between FFI and publicly owned Powerlink and Economic Development Queensland, the effort will see FFI’s Gibson Island facility, that is set to produce 50,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen annually, powered by green electrical power.

Already focused on how to support this location, Powerlink has said it will construct a new 275kV switchyard at its existing Murarrie Substation and two 275kV feeders to Gibson Island.

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