Port Bonython is well positioned to become South Australia's first large-scale export terminal for green and blue hydrogen.
Located 16 km from Whyalla in the Upper Spencer Gulf, Port Bonython has an existing deep-water liquid hydrocarbon export terminal, 1,700 hectares of developable land, world-class wind and solar resources and gas reserves located nearby.
The state government has allocated $37 million from the 2020/21 state budget to upgrade the Port Bonython jetty.
In May 2021, the government called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from companies and investors to develop the land around Port Bonython to create a multi-user export precinct and leverage the state's renewable energy, fuels and minerals.
Seven shortlisted projects have been selected with companies involved including: Fortescue Future Industries, Origin Energy, Santos, H2U, Neoen, Chiyoda, ENEOS Australia, Mitsubishi Australia, and AMP Energy.
The companies will contribute to the design and implementation of common user infrastructure such as upgrades to the port, common user last mile pipelines and storage, access roads etc, in parallel with developing their own projects.
The proposed projects at Port Bonython represent around a $13 billion investment and could generate up to 1.8 million tonnes of hydrogen by 2030.
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