A fully integrated supply chain – from source to destination
The HESC Project will adopt well-developed technology already used around the world, including in Australia. It will also bring new technologies to Australia that have been exhaustively tested and successfully demonstrated in other countries, including Japan.
The pilot phase will aim to demonstrate a fully integrated supply chain from source to destination. Construction of the pilot facilities, to be located in the Latrobe Valley and at the Port of Hastings, will commence in early 2019 and be operational for approximately one year from 2021 to 2022.
Loy Yang, Latrobe Valley
A newly constructed hydrogen production plant located at the AGL Loy Yang Complex in the Latrobe Valley will produce hydrogen gas using technologies adapted specifically for Victorian brown coal.
Latrobe Valley to Port of Hastings
Hydrogen gas will be transported to a liquefaction and loading terminal at the Port of Hastings. Conventional high pressure tube trailer trucks will be used in the pilot phase. A pipeline is envisaged for the commercial phase.
Liquefaction & Loading
Hastings to Kobe, Japan
The hydrogen will be liquefied to low temperatures, then shipped to Kobe, Japan by an innovative, world first carrier specifically developed for the task. Hydrogen has never been shipped in liquid form on this scale before.
Pilot Project Locations
Hydrogen gas will be produced at a newly constructed plant located at the AGL Loy Yang Complex in the Latrobe Valley.