Real Energy progresses hydrogen project

Real has signed an agreement with Port Anthony Renewables Limited to develop a hydrogen production facility in Victoria.

The 20 t/day hydrogen plant would be developed at Port Anthony, located 196 km southeast of Melbourne, which has a been used commercially to service the Bass Strait offshore oil and gas field with project cargo for decades.

Real is progressing the venture through its 100 per cent owned Pure Hydrogen Corporation and its joint venture company with Liberty Hydrogen, Pure Hydrogen International.

The deal will see Port Anthony Renewables hold a 30 per cent equity stake in the project.

Real Managing Director Scott Brown said the plant would use the best hydrogen and fuel cell technology available today.

“This agreement builds on our strategy of cooperating and collaborating with experienced operators to develop a significant hydrogen business capable of serving a large customer base,” he said.

Port Anthony Renewables Executive Chair Ben Anthony said the location had proven itself to be a “cornerstone in the energy sector”.

“This change of direction is in line with both current and future community expectations,” he said.

“It builds on Australia’s push to decarbonise a large energy-based industry by engaging in activities that substantially reduce carbon emissions.”

Pure Hydrogen International is pursuing four other hydrogen manufacturing and distribution hubs on Australia’s east coast.

For more information visit the Real Energy website.

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