The initial commercial-scale Demonstrator Stage will integrate a 75 MW electrolysis plant and a 120 tonnes per day ammonia production facility. With a total production capacity of up to 40,000 tonnes of green ammonia per year, the Demonstrator facility will supply the local South Australian and domestic markets, and support trial export shipments of green hydrogen and green ammonia to Japan and other North Asian economies.
The project will be later expanded through the Export Stage, an industrial-scale facility with a total production capacity of up to 2,400 tonnes per day of green ammonia, designed to drive further exports of green ammonia.
The Demonstrator Stage of the Project has received financial support under the South Australian Government’s Renewable Technology Fund, with a $4.7 million grant and a $7.5 million loan announced in February 2018.
It was originally intended for the Demonstrator Stage to be located near Port Lincoln but with the national and international interest it has received, H2U have identified a commercial opportunity to make it much bigger. That has necessitated a change of location on the Eyre Peninsula. There will be more jobs and economic benefits than the original proposal, benefitting the whole Peninsula.
Having completed the feasibility, site selection and preliminary planning activities with support from the State Government grant the Project is now progressing to implementation with the Front-end Engineering and Design (FEED) Study due to start in December 2020.
This sets the Eyre Peninsula Gateway Project apart from the growing portfolio of green ammonia initiatives globally, as the first project to achieve this critical milestone; further progressing H2U and South Australia’s leading position in the industry.