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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HESC Project completes Western Port marine species study

As part of the HESC Project’s commitment to maintaining the marine biodiversity of Hastings, the project engaged environmental consultants RPS Group, Consulting Environmental Engineers Pty Ltd and Biofouling Management Services to assess the risk of invasive marine species introductions (IMS) to Western Port during visits by the Suiso Frontier and to monitor high-risk sites for…

HESC Project welcomes Australian Minister for Resources aboard Suiso Frontier

KHI Chairman Yoshinori Kanehana (left) and Australian Minister for Resources Hon. Madeleine King MP (right) The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project welcomed the Hon. Madeleine King MP who visited Kobe, Japan for a closer look at the project. The Australian Minister for Resources and her delegation were taken on a tour of the Suiso…

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,…

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