Austrom Hydrogen has secured land in Callide, Queensland with enough capacity to establish a 3.600 MW solar powered hydrogen facility.
With close proximity to the existing power grid and the Port of Gladstone, it is ideally positioned to become Queensland’s new renewable power center.
The facility will have the potential to produce over 200.000 tonnes of hydrogen annually.
It will also develop an ambitious new export industry for Australia and its economy with enough hydrogen to cover 60 percent of Japans hydrogen strategy by 2030.
The Pacific Solar Hydrogen project has already started initial environmental impact studies and irradiance monitoring and is currently liaising with key stakeholders in the industry to streamline the process.
When the project reaches the next stages Austrom Hydrogen must pursue both domestic and foreign partner possibilities.
It was a key strategic decision to prioritize securing suitable land to generate sufficient in-house solar power and battery support to supply all the energy needed for the large-scale hydrogen facility.
“We are very excited to be progressing our project at this time and in this industry, which has gained momentum in Australia. The technology for generating hydrogen more efficiently is evolving rapidly as is the demand for commercially produced quantities of green powered gydrogen production. Along with contributing significantly to Australia’s export market and economy, this project will provide thousands of jobs, boosting regional economies and help foreign industry partners achieve their green hydrogen targets.”Tonny Jorgensen, director Austrom Hydrogen.