A site has been identified for Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen (CRH)’s proposed green hydrogen project in the suburb of Brighton, Tasmania.
CRH – a fully-owned subsidiary of ASX-listed clean energy accelerator ReNu Energy Limited – is completing the design of its Hydrogen Tasmania Brighton Project, a green hydrogen electrolysis production facility on land adjacent to the Brighton Transport Hub near Hobart.
Expected to be producing hydrogen in early 2024 (subject to final investment decision), CRH is modelling the generation of 1-2MW, or 430-900kg H2/day from the project to meet anticipated demand from natural gas customers, road transport operators, and users of diesel.
Initial potential users of hydrogen produced by the project include gas customers in and around Hobart, the industry at Brighton, and hydrogen-powered trucks and buses.
CRH Managing Director, Geoffrey Drucker, said the project would help prove the case for hydrogen-powered transport and make a real contribution to the Tasmanian Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2030.
“CRH shares the Tasmanian Government’s vision for a state powered entirely by renewables. Tasmania is uniquely positioned to lead the way for the world on transforming energy systems as well as producing hydrogen for a wide range of uses,” Mr Drucker said.
Mr Drucker said CRH was in discussions with Renewables, Climate and Future Industries Tasmania (ReCFIT) to make sure its domestic hydrogen supply plans aligned with the State Government’s vision for Tasmania’s energy transformation, attracting new investment and creating new jobs in the renewable energy economy.