The Bundaberg State Development Area in Queensland has agreed to a site for a $300 million hydrogen hub to produce green fuel and create thousands of jobs.
The Green Hydrogen Australia Group has proposed that a hydrogen production plan be built in the area.
The group has already secured an agreement over 200 hectares of land at Burnett Heads inside the State Development Area (SDA).
The Bundaberg Hydrogen Hub, featuring an 80 MW hydrogen electrolyser, will produce clean hydrogen for Australian hydrogen vehicle developer H2X.
Sam Blackadder, Managing Director of Elvin Group said, “Denzo has engaged Elvin Renewables to provide an 80MW Hydrogen Electrolyser through our partnership with US company Plug Power, which specialises in providing hydrogen fuel cell turnkey solutions,” Mr Blackadder said.
“The project will be split into two stages each stage being 40MW.”
Ken Mathews, owner of DENZO, said “The GHAG will work together diligently to bring out the collective intellectual property and know how in mainly selecting known and proved up technology. This will reduce the capital expenditure and increase the returns on investment and offer the huge benefits of the uses of Hydrogen as a clean energy fuel,”
Brendan Norman, CEO of hydrogen Fuel cell Vehicle manufacturer H2X Australia said “The development of the hubs is a part of a long-term strategy to offer clean green hydrogen for use in a wide range of applications. H2X have embarked upon the development of several prototype vehicles in Australia with particular focus on Port Kembla and the Bundaberg region, which are expected to bring cleaner transport and power solutions to those regions as well as a significant range of high technology jobs and potential for participation in the new energy transport revolution. As part of an organisation pursuing green hydrogen activities confirms our choice of Australia as the best place in the world to start a sustainable transport revolution. We see incredible opportunity going forward with GHA and working together with Mathews family and Elvin Group is further affirmed as a great cooperative team for Australia’s future.”