QEM Limited has engaged DNV Australia to assist with its strategy to use green hydrogen to underpin its Queensland shale oil and vanadium project.
DNV will undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms as part of the QEM’s broader assessment into the production potential of green hydrogen onsite at its Julia Creek project.
DNV will assess solar and wind farm resource mapping and modelling, preliminary photovoltaic system design, and develop a primary wind turbine layout.
QEM has already commissioned studies with E2C Advisory to investigate the cost requirements of producing hydrogen from a solar-powered electrolyser at Julia Creek and the wind portion of DNV’s study will also be considered in E2C’s assessment.
“The Julia Creek site receives significant sun exposure and DNV has already noted that the site is substantially flat, which bodes well for installation of wind power generation,” said QEM Managing Director Gavin Loyden.
“Importantly, advancing our green hydrogen strategy will enhance the development of our flagship Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project.”
DNV’s study is expected to be finalised by the end of Q2 this year, after which it will undertake more definitive wind measurements and solar resource monitoring.
QEM’s project is located less than 16 km east of the Julia Creek township in Queensland’s north.
For more information visit the QEM website.