Stanwell Hydrogen Project feasibility study update
Posted on June 2nd, 2020
The Stanwell Hydrogen Project feasibility study investigating a hydrogen electrolysis production facility at Stanwell Power Station is progressing well. In March Stanwell was awarded $1.25 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the completion of the study.
Due for completion in September 2020, the Stanwell Hydrogen Project feasibility study is assessing the flexibility of hydrogen across many uses and markets to support the development of large-scale industry and ultimately export opportunities for Central Queensland.
Stanwell’s ultimate plan is to facilitate the development of a new, fully commercial, large-scale green hydrogen industry in Central Queensland, including the local manufacture of hydrogen industry components.
The development of a Central Queensland hydrogen industry could boost Queensland’s gross state product by $10 billion by 2050, with 80 per cent attributed to Central Queensland.
Stanwell’s hydrogen project would encourage the growth of a green hydrogen and ammonia export industry in Central Queensland, help ease electricity network constraints and support the growth of renewable energy in the region.
The demonstration plant will demonstrate electrolysis and associated renewable hydrogen technologies at scale and facilitate the technical and commercial viability of a renewable hydrogen industry in Australia.
To support the finalisation of the feasibility study Stanwell will be conducting community consultation on the project throughout June and July. Stanwell will provide information on how you can get involved in the consultation over the coming months.
If you would like to participate please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.stanwell.com/energy-assets/stanwell-hydrogen-project/