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Tasmanian hydrogen project in Brighton identifies site
Tasmanian hydrogen project in Brighton identifies site

Tasmanian hydrogen project in Brighton identifies site

Green hydrogen project plans to supply Tasmania, Australia’s industry, gas users, public transport, and trucking sectors move a step closer with the identification of a site.

Subsidary of ReNu Energy Limited, Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen (CRH), revealed today (June 24) that it is completing the design of its Hydrogen Tasmania Brighton Project, which seeks to construct a green hydrogen production facility near the Brighton Transport Hub.

CRH say its modelling an electrolysis capacity of 1-2MW, which could generate 430-900kg of hydrogen per day, with plans to meet the anticipated demand of natural gas customers, road transport operators and diesel consumers.

With the company now entering into an option to lease the identified land, it is hoped the project will prove a case for hydrogen-powered transport in region, while contributing to the Tasmanian Government’s 2030 Net Zero targets.

H2 View understands the firm has also entered into a term sheet with Bullock Civil Contracting (BCC) to integrate the development of renewable energy generation on the site to contribute to the Brighton Regional Recovering Precinct.

In addition to this, CRH has said the Tasmanian engineering consultancy Entura has been approached by CRH and BCC to undertake pre-feasibility studies.

Geoffrey Drucker, Managing Director of CRH, said, “CRH shares the Tasmanian Government’s vision for a state powered entirely by renewables.

“Tasmania is uniquely positioned to lead the way for the world on transforming energy systems as well as producing hydrogen for a wide range of uses,”

“CRH is in advanced discussions with Tas Gas to blend hydrogen into Hobart’s network to decarbonise its natural gas and supply hydrogen to industries around Brighton either in a natural gas blend or as 100% hydrogen, a first for Australia.”

A 2019 report by the Tasmania Government released a report which details the state’s potential to become a leading supplier of clean, secure, and affordable hydrogen. 

Read more:  Report demonstrates Tasmania’s green hydrogen potential

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