Australian solar park can create hydrogen for less than $2/kg.

Aug 5, 2022 06:41 PM ET
  • A new research reveals that hydrogen could be produced for as little as AUD 2.85 ($ 1.98) per kilogram, sustaining Frontier Energy's strategies to make green hydrogen from a 500 MW solar project it is developing in Western Australia.
Australian solar park can create hydrogen for less than $2/kg.
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Frontier Energy said that results from a pre-feasibility research (PFS) into its recommended Bristol Springs Solar project in Western Australia reveal that it has the potential to be a very early mover, low-cost green hydrogen manufacturer.

The PFS, conducted by Perth-based Xodus Group, is based upon the development of a large-scale green hydrogen manufacturing center at Bristol Springs, with power sourced from the firm's prepared initial stage 114 MWdc solar farm. The solar would certainly power a 36.6 MW alkaline electrolyzer, creating an approximated 4.4 million kilograms of green hydrogen per year.

Including the projected capital outlay, the research study anticipates a complete system expense of AUD 2.83 per kilogram of hydrogen generated which Frontier claimed "puts the project as one of Australia's most affordable price green hydrogen producers." The projected price of production likewise positions the project available of the financial objective of producing green hydrogen for AUD 2 per kg, which would certainly be cost-competitive with gas created from fossil fuels.

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