Torrens Island, Adelaide, Australia is set to become the focus of a study to transform the island into a green hydrogen energy hub. Hydrogen Industry Leaders looks at the study and how it will support the decarbonisation of Australia.
The study aims to demonstrate the commercial and technical feasibility of establishing a renewable hydrogen hub and the production of hydrogen-derived products at AGL Energy’s Torrens Island power plant site in Australia.
It is expected to be completed by the end of 2022 and will see GHD Advisory, an independent advisory firm head the study.
If the study proves to be successful, the proposed Torrens Hydrogen Hub could provide energy security benefits as well as contribute to Australia’s decarbonisation journey.
AGL has said that it aims for the project to drive the development of new skilled local jobs across energy production, advanced manufacturing, recycling, and chemical production.
AGL chief executive officer, Markus Brokhof, said that AGL’s vision is to establish a clean hydrogen industry in Adelaide and sees South Australia as an emerging leader in the development of a hydrogen industry, led by a major investment in the sector by the State Government.