South Australia has the wind, sun, land, infrastructure and skills to be a world-class renewable hydrogen supplier.

South Australia - investing in new hydrogen projects

Hydrogen allows us to rethink how we generate and store energy, heat our homes, fuel transport, and decarbonise heavy industries such as mining and steel production.

When hydrogen is made using renewable electricity, the result is a carbon-free fuel.

South Australia’s world class renewable energy resources give the state a competitive edge in the race to supply clean, green, renewable hydrogen.

The South Australian Government is investing more than half a billion dollars to accelerate new hydrogen projects, shipping infrastructure and modelling tools for investors and developers.

Current government supported projects, include:

South Australia's Hydrogen Action Plan

Released in 2019, South Australia’s Hydrogen Action plan sets out twenty actions across five key areas to help scale-up renewable hydrogen production for export and domestic consumption.

South Australia's Hydrogen Action plan five key areas:

  • Facilitate investments in hydrogen infrastructure
  • Establish a world-class regulatory framework
  • Deepen trade relationships and supply capabilities
  • Foster innovation and workforce skills development
  • Integrate hydrogen into our energy system

Download South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan (PDF, 12.9 MB)

Hydrogen Export Prospectus

A key action of South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan was the completion of a $1.25 million hydrogen export pre-feasibility study, online modelling tool and prospectus to support the establishment of an international-scale clean hydrogen export value chain.

The hydrogen export modelling tool provided an indicative view of the possible hydrogen export supply chain configurations, but has now been superseded by more detailed studies completed by industry for specific hubs and is no longer available.

The prospectus outlines the results of a pre-feasibility export study and is still relevant and valid.

More about the hydrogen export prospectus

With more than 60% of South Australia’s energy mix generated through renewable sources, new interconnection and storage technologies such as hydrogen will support South Australia to become a net 100% renewable energy generator during the 2030s.

Study shows first exports of hydrogen from South Australia to Port of Rotterdam feasible this decade

A new study has found South Australia’s world class renewable energy resources will give South Australia a competitive edge in the race to supply clean hydrogen to Europe through the Port of Rotterdam.

The pre-feasibility study shows South Australian hydrogen is expected to be competitive on the future hydrogen market in Rotterdam and could supply up to 10% of Rotterdam’s hydrogen requirements in 2050. Rotterdam’s hydrogen demand is forecast to reach 18 million tonnes per annum by 2050.

Find out more about hydrogen in South Australia and Rotterdam:

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