The projected Gobi H2 Project will use 11.3 GW of clean energy from wind and solar sources to fuel its long-term goal of producing 500,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually.
Fulcrum3D, an Australian cleantech company, is deploying two of its ground-breaking Sodar remote sensing equipment in the Mongolian Gobi Desert to gather more useful wind data. The potential of Elixir Energy’s planned green hydrogen Gobi H2 Project must be shown using the wind data gathered over the following two years.
This deployment follows a productive initial Sodar wind resource monitoring effort, which the developer is now expanding in the surrounding area.
Elixir Energy recently signed an MOU with SB Energy Corp (a fully owned subsidiary of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp) to jointly pursue the project, which has the potential to establish Mongolia as a regional green energy leader and power industries such as northern China’s sizable steel sector.
The MoU between the Mongolian government and Elixir Energy was signed in October 2021, demonstrating both Mongolia’s support for renewable energy sources and the potential for the planned project to expand the nation’s infrastructure.
The area’s wind power potential will be measured using Fulcrum3D’s technology, and the information acquired will be utilized to guide project development and determine how to best use the area’s highly robust wind resource.
Fulcrum3D’s Sodar unit, which is used in the remote Gobi Region of southern Mongolia, has proven beneficial because to its simplicity of deployment and significantly cheaper deployment cost when compared to other technologies like MET towers, which require more permanent construction. Residents of the sparsely populated area may have concerns about Fulcrum3D’s Sodar because of its smaller size and low profile, which has less of an influence on the environment and the surrounding environment.