From pv journal Australia

The federal government of the Australian state of Queensland celebrated the opening of the Bulwer Island inexperienced hydrogen demonstration plant, a challenge managed by Japan’s largest oil refiner, Eneos.

“The Bulwer Island facility has the capability to supply as much as 20 kilograms of inexperienced hydrogen a day, creating 30 new specialist jobs within the course of,” the Queensland authorities stated. It famous the corporate was “investigating different websites in Queensland for future phases of its growth.”

Eneos will produce inexperienced hydrogen on the facility utilizing its patented electrolysis know-how, Direct MCH, powered by an onsite 250 kW photo voltaic system. Hydrogen might be produced within the type of methylcyclohexane, which fixes hydrogen with toluene and stays in a liquid kind at regular temperature and strain for storage and transportation. The massive plan is for methylcyclohexane to be changed into hydrogen in Japan.

The demonstration plant is the primary challenge supported by the Japanese authorities’s $24 billion (USD 17 billion) Inexperienced Innovation Fund, which is devoted to serving to the nation obtain net-zero emissions by 2050.

Eneos Senior Vice President Yuichiro Fujiyama described the demonstration of its know-how in Queensland as a “good step,” saying that the challenge will broaden its scale “within the close to future.”

The demonstration plant seems to be constructing a feasibility examine Eneos began with Origin Power in 2021. The corporate additionally continues plans to develop a 204 MW photo voltaic farm in Edenvale, Queensland.

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