The significance and uniqueness of the project
The successful pilot project demonstrated that liquefied hydrogen can be produced commercially for safe export overseas and be of strategic significance for both Australia and Japan.
Australia will receive a major boost to its ambition to become a key player in the global hydrogen economy.
At a potential future scale of 225,000 tonnes per year, the HESC Project has the potential to reduce global CO2 emissions by 1.8 million tonnes/year, equivalent to taking approximately 350,000 petrol engine cars off the road and create about 1,000 jobs per year in Victoria.
The new supply chain will also make a significant contribution to Japan in meeting its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
(Source HESC website)