Supply Chain

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.

Hydrogen Production

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.

Road Transport

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

Latrobe Valley

Hydrogen gas will be produced at a newly constructed plant located at the AGL Loy Yang Complex in the Latrobe Valley.

Port of Hastings

A newly constructed liquefaction, storage and loading facility will convert hydrogen gas (H2) to liquefied hydrogen (LH2) using existing commercial technology already in use overseas.