On May 19, 2022, the Australia Institute released a report critical of the HESC project’s projections on emissions reduction in a commercial phase.
The Australia Institute report’s findings were based on the false hypothesis that the HESC project would proceed into a commercial phase without carbon capture and storage (CCS).
The HESC Project Partners, the Victorian Government, the Australian Government and the Japanese Government would not support or proceed with a HESC project without CCS.
HESC has responded to claims about the efficacy of CCS, the methodology used to calculate forecast carbon emission reductions and other issues raised by the Australia Institute here.
The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project at a commercial scale would produce 225,000 tonnes per year of liquid hydrogen and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.8mt per year, the equivalent of the emissions of 350,000 cars.
The project will create 30,000 jobs in regional Victoria over the life of the project, generate export income for Victoria and support local new co-existing industries that use hydrogen as an input.