Study: Prospective hydrogen production regions of Australia

A new study by Geoscience Australia showing areas with high potential for future hydrogen production has been unveiled today.

Prospective hydrogen production regions of Australia identifies that every state and territory in Australia has regions that are highly prospective for hydrogen production, with more than 20,000 square kilometres of land rated as highly prospective for supporting renewable hydrogen production.

The study is technology agnostic but considers only low carbon production processes. It includes hydrogen production via electrolysis using renewable energy sources, as well as fossil fuel-derived hydrogen coupled with carbon capture and storage (CCS).

It presents five different scenarios that reflect key differences in technologies for hydrogen production and the requirements of those technologies. Using geospatial analysis, each scenario is translated into a heat map that shows regional trends in potential for hydrogen production, based on access to underpinning resources and existing infrastructure.

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