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World’s first liquid hydrogen carrier on route to Japan
© Coregas
World’s first liquid hydrogen carrier on route to Japan
© Coregas

World’s first liquid hydrogen carrier on route to Japan

In what has been described as a historic day for Japan, Australia and the global energy industry, the world’s first liquid hydrogen carrier last week left the Port of Victoria and started its journey to Kobe, Japan.

Designed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the carrier will safely transport large quantities of liquid hydrogen produced in Australia from Latrobe Valley coal and biomass via gasification.

Once produced, the hydrogen is then trucked to Hastings, cooled to -253°C and liquefied to less than 800 times its gaseous volume to create highly valuable liquid hydrogen.

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