Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC)

A world-first project.

The world-first Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project

Urgent Emissions Reductions

Urgent Emissions Reductions

In a commercial phase, HESC will reduce global CO2 emissions by 1.8 million tonnes per year, the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road.

An Advanced Hydrogen Project

An Advanced Hydrogen Project

HESC is Australia’s most advanced hydrogen project; and the first project in the world to make, liquefy and transport liquid hydrogen by sea to an international market.



In a commercial phase, HESC could create 30,000 jobs in the Latrobe Valley and Mornington Peninsula regions.

HESC’S Vision

The world-first Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project aims to safely produce and transport clean liquid hydrogen from Australia’s Latrobe Valley in Victoria to Kobe in Japan.

The project has the potential to be a game-changer – providing an innovative, economically viable and environmentally conscious solution to producing clean hydrogen safely, through gasification of coal with carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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Japanese government delegation visits HESC

The HESC Project’s liquefaction facility in Hastings Victoria, welcomed a senior delegation from the Japanese Government as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) special visits program (SVP). The SVP helps to deepen the relationship between Australia and key international partners. The visit is another vote of confidence in the HESC project,…

HESC Project welcomes Indian Minister for Power, New & Renewable Energy

India’s Hon’ble Minister Raj Kumar Singh (left) and KHI Chairman, Yoshinori Kanehana (right) The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project was delighted to welcome India’s Hon’ble Minister Raj Kumar Singh to its Hastings Liquefaction Plant. During the visit, The Indian Minister for Power, New & Renewable energy, and his delegation, were provided with a comprehensive…

HESC Project takes the stage at the Sydney Energy Forum

The success of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project Pilot was front and centre at the recent Sydney Energy Forum as senior executives from Project Partners, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and J-POWER, participated in a panel discussion. Co-hosted by the Australian Government and the International Energy Agency, the Sydney Energy Forum focused on developing…

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