South Australia has the wind, sun, land, infrastructure and skills to be a world-class renewable hydrogen supplier.
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:
- Hydrogen Jobs Plan which includes the construction of a large-scale green hydrogen production facility and a hydrogen power station.
Learn more about the Hydrogen Jobs Plan
- AGIG's Hydrogen Park South Australia (HyP SA), a $14.5 million demonstration project comprising a 1.25 megawatt (MW) electrolyser at the Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide's southern suburbs, the largest of its kind installed in Australia.
Learn more about HyP SA
- Hydrogen Utility™ (H2U)'s development of the Eyre Peninsula Gateway Project at Cultana, providing a facility integrating more than 75 megawatt (MW) in water electrolysis to produce renewable hydrogen and renewable ammonia.
Learn more about the Hydrogen Utility™ (H2U) Eyre Peninsula Gateway
- Trafigura Group Pte Ltd's Green Hydrogen Project with Nyrstar, progressing plants to construct a commercial scale green hydrogen manufacturing facility in Port Pirie.
Learn more about the Port Pirie Green Hydrogen Project
- Establishment of a Hydrogen Hub at Port Bonython to create a large-scale clean hydrogen production precinct for both export and domestic markets
Learn more about the Port Bonython Hydrogen Hub
South Australia's Hydrogen Action Plan
In September 2019, the South Australian government worked with industry to launch South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan.
The Plan builds on the government’s Hydrogen Roadmap for South Australia, released in 2017.
South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan has five objectives in scaling-up renewable hydrogen production for export and domestic consumption:
- 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
Hydrogen Export Modelling Tool and 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 Prospectus outlines the results of a pre-feasibility export study and the Tool provides an indicative view of the possible hydrogen export supply chain configurations.
Users can explore South Australia’s hydrogen potential, selecting different factors such as demand volumes, production technologies and export terminals, to result in a final free-on-board cost of clean hydrogen from South Australia as well as the associated capital, operating and financing costs to achieve it.
The Tool is free to access.
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 per cent renewable energy generator during the 2030s.
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.
It will help underpin a safe and secure export sector, as well as accelerate hydrogen into the South Australian domestic economy.
Download South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan:
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:
- view presentation South Australia - Port of Rotterdam hydrogen supply chain pre-feasibility study (PDF 6.6 MB)
- visit energymining.sa.gov.au
- visit Hydrogen in Rotterdam | Port of Rotterdam