Australian governments have announced plans to construct a large-scale hydrogen export facility at Bonneyton Port in South Australia. This initiative is part of the federal government’s investment of 525 million Australian dollars in six designated ‘hydrogen hubs’. The Port of Bonneyton will house a 250MW hydrogen export facility, with an additional investment of 100 million Australian dollars from the government to develop the required infrastructure. Furthermore, related industries plan to contribute an additional 40 million Australian dollars towards the construction of warehouses and access roads at the port.
The introduction of hydrogen facilities at ports is becoming a widespread trend in Australia. In 2021, the South Australian government made the decision to establish a ‘multi-user’ hydrogen export facility at the port. This port has already served as a deep-sea liquid hydrocarbon export terminal for various companies, including Fortescue, Origin, and Santos. In line with this development, plans are underway to construct a hydrogen power plant and a 200 MW storage facility at the port. These efforts aim to enable the production of 1.8 million tonnes of green hydrogen annually by 2030 in Adelaide, the major city of South Australia.
Peter Malinauskas, the Premier of South Australia, highlighted the region’s potential to contribute to the decarbonization of the global economy. With an abundance of wind and solar resources, along with a strong renewable energy supply and a well-developed industrial hub, South Australia is primed for decarbonization efforts.
In addition to the Bonneyton Port project, the government announced a significant investment of 70 billion dollars in renewable hydrogen projects in Townsville, Queensland earlier this year. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese emphasized the economic opportunities presented by the transition to a clean energy and decarbonization economy and referred to the government’s investment of 500 million dollars in hydrogen hubs throughout the country to seize these opportunities.
[월간수소경제 이상현 기자] The Australian states and federal governments announced on the 25th (local time) that they had decided to build a large-scale hydrogen export facility at Bonneyton Port in South Australia.
The Port of Bonyton is one of six so-called ‘hydrogen hubs’ set to benefit from the federal government’s investment of 525 million Australian dollars (about 453.9 billion won). A 250MW hydrogen export facility is expected to be built at Porth Bonyton.
The government plans to invest 100 million Australian dollars (about 86.1 billion won) in this facility. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said, “We will use this to develop infrastructure.”
Related industries plan to invest an additional 40 million Australian dollars to develop infrastructure for common users of the port, including warehouses and access roads.
Moves to introduce hydrogen facilities to ports are happening across Australia.
The South Australian government decided in 2021 to develop a ‘multi-user’ hydrogen export facility at the port, which has already delivered a deep sea liquid hydrocarbon export terminal for seven companies, including mining company Fortescue and utility company Origin and oil and gas. Santos. There is a bar. Accordingly, it is planned to build a hydrogen power plant and a 200 MW storage facility at the port.
Adelaide, a major city in South Australia, claimed that this would enable the production of 1.8 million tonnes of green hydrogen per year by 2030.
The Premier of South Australia, Peter Malinauskas, said, “South Australia has the conditions to decarbonise the global economy, including abundant wind and solar resources, minerals, renewable energy supply, and a developed industrial hub.”
Also in January, Canberra announced it would invest about $70 billion in renewable hydrogen projects in Townsville, Queensland.
“The transition to a clean energy and decarbonisation economy is a huge economic opportunity for Australia,” said Prime Minister Albanese. “The government is investing $500 million in hydrogen hubs across Australia to seize this opportunity.”
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