The South Australian Government has identified three hydrogen hubs in its new hydrogen prospectus, which was launched during the Clean Energy Month webinars by Energy Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan.
The Hydrogen Export Modelling Tool and Prospectus details three hydrogen hubs – located at Port Bonython, Port Adelaide and Cape Hardy/Port Spencer – that could position South Australia at the forefront of global clean hydrogen production and exportation.
Mr van Holst Pellekaan said the prospectus shows that SA’s world-class wind and solar resources can underpin the state’s international competitiveness as an exporter of clean hydrogen to Asia and other regions.
“Hydrogen is shaping up as a game-changer in the fight against climate change and our aim is to get the cost down so that it’s a commercially attractive option for heavy transport, power generation and use by industry,” said the Minister.
“This prospectus reveals that South Australia can become a national and international exporter of clean power, while achieving the goal of net-100% renewable energy.
“The hub at Port Bonython in the Upper Spencer Gulf could export industrial-scale green hydrogen around Whyalla and Port Augusta.
He said the announcement will continue the spotlight on the Government’s ambitions in the green hydrogen and renewable energy sectors.
“This is key step in our plan to make South Australia a consumer and exporter of clean hydrogen,” Mr van Holst Pellekaan continued.
“This Prospectus and tool builds on the government’s Hydrogen Action Plan, which was released at the International Conference on Hydrogen safety in September 2019.”