Green Ammonia Dominates Hydrogen Demonstrations in Australia

IN BRIEF: According to industry data reported by Rystad Energy in April 2020, ammonia producers are developing the majority of renewable hydrogen projects in Australia. The project pipeline counts more than 400 MW of electrolyzer installations planned for green ammonia production, from a nationwide total of 700 MW.

As the Australian Hydrogen (H2) market matures, industry players are entering the “foundation and demonstration” phase with ammonia producers dominating the country’s Helectrolyser development pipeline …

The pipeline of pilot electrolyser projects in Australia currently totals 703 megawatts (MWac), with the majority of this capacity (405 MWac) attributed to ammonia producers looking to use H2 to create green ammonia.

Rystad Energy newsletter, Ammonia producers dominate hydrogen pilot projects in Australia, April 2020
Click to visit. Rystad Energy newsletter, Ammonia producers dominate hydrogen pilot projects in Australia, April 2020

Rystad Energy, which is headquartered in Norway, describes itself as “independent energy research and business intelligence company.”

We have previously reported on the policy initiatives that are supporting this industry, including federal initiatives like the National Hydrogen Strategy, and state initiatives like South Australia’s Hydrogen Export Strategy.

We have also written in depth about the specific green ammonia projects that make up this pipeline of electrolyzer deployments, most recently the Yara Pilbara project, which could ramp up to over 1 GW by 2030, and the H2U Port Lincoln pilot, which could lead to a series of “Hydrogen Hubs,” each scaling up to reach a potential 3 GW of electrolyzers.

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