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CCS Capacity increased 33% in 2020

CCS Storage Overview. Copyright of Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute. Global participation in carbon capture and storage (CCS) is increasing in the effort to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a new report from the Global CCS Institute (GCCSI),...

Gippsland owned company O&M putting locals on the job with HESC

100% Gippsland owned company O&M has been working with J-Power Latrobe Valley to put 70 locals on the job during the construction phase of the Latrobe Valley coal gasification and refining facility. Established in 2013 and based in Morwell, the company employs...

Hydrogen crucial to decarbonising the global transport industry

Nikola Hydrogen Truck. Copyright of Nikola Motors. 20% of all global emissions come from transport – cars, planes, trains, ships, trains and buses. The International Energy Agency predicts emissions will continue to increase unless there is a rapid shift away from...

November 25th, 2020 Latrobe Valley Webinar Recording and Q&A

Recording HESC held a webinar on the 25th of November,2020 to discuss how the Latrobe Valley can be at the forefront of the national energy transition to lower emissions via clean hydrogen. A wrap-up of the event can be read here.Panellists included:Dr Patrick...

Completed sea trial of the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd (KHI) conducted a successful world-first sea trial of the liquefied hydrogen carrier SUISO FRONTIER between the 14th and 15th of October. KHI has been making steady progress to hand the vessel over to the CO2-free Hydrogen Energy...

Global status of CCS

Image Credit: Global CCS Institute Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of five priority low emissions technologies in the Australian Government’s First Low Emissions Technology Statement, because its widespread deployment will underpin new low emissions industries...

Federation University researchers support HESC Pilot

Caption: Federation University, Image Credit Shishka Study Abroad Federation University, in partnership with Australian Carbon Innovation, will analyse hydrogen production quality and performance of the gasification and refining plant in the Latrobe Valley as part of...

HESC playing part in shaping a hydrogen certification scheme

Australia is taking the lead in developing a Certificate of Origin for clean hydrogen and the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project is contributing to shaping these standards. The scheme will cover emissions released in the atmosphere as a result of the hydrogen...

Commissioning is underway at all project sites

The completed Latrobe Valley site Each element in the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot supply chain is nearing operations stage. Site teams in Japan and Australia are working to finalise construction and carry out the all-important commissioning work, to...

Japanese hydrogen liquefaction expert comes to Hastings

Mr Hiroi at the HESC Project site in Hastings in September 2020 Shinichi Hiroi has only recently arrived in Australia but is looking forward to applying his technical expertise to the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project and is already enjoying life in...

Technology Investment Roadmap plots a course

HESC Project Partners welcome the Federal Government’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement released on the 22nd of September, and its endorsement of clean hydrogen as the fuel of the future. Image credit: Industry.gov.au As part of the Australian Government’s...

CarbonNet core gets hi-tech treatment

CarbonNet core in the CT scanner The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project, alongside the CarbonNet Project, has the potential to assist in Victoria’s energy transition and the decarbonisation of the state’s industry and manufacturing base. Currently, the...

Construction presses on despite COVID-19 challenges

Construction of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project’s Hastings site, where hydrogen will be liquefied, stored, and loaded onto a ship for export, has been completed. At the Latrobe Valley coal gasification and refining facility, the end of construction is...

A close look at the world`s first liquid hydrogen carrier

SUISO FRONTIER at Kobe terminal in Japan Mass quantities of liquefied hydrogen have not been shipped across open waters before, but the newly built SUISO FRONTIER overcomes the challenges of transportation. The ship will play a key role in realising the HESC Project’s...

Latrobe Valley locals learn the ropes at HESC gasification site

Jay Murphy (left) and Ashley Withell at the HESC Project’s Latrobe Valley site Jay Murphy, Electrical Apprentice, and Ashley Withell, Trade Assistant, are junior tradespeople employed to work on the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project. They are among some 150...

Construction milestone achieved in Hastings

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project has achieved another significant milestone. The Hastings site of the Hydrogen Liquefaction and Loading Terminal has been built. It is Australia’s first hydrogen liquefaction facility. 59 engineers, tradespeople and...

Construction complete at HESC’s Kobe hydrogen terminal

The HESC Project has achieved another major milestone with the completion of construction of its Kobe-based liquefied hydrogen storage and unloading terminal. The terminal is a key component of the HESC pilot end-to-end supply chain. The world’s first liquefied...

Update on Latrobe Valley Construction Schedule

Completion of construction of the HESC Latrobe Valley plant site has been pushed out from June until August 2020. COVID-19 has caused significant and unprecedented disruption across many industries and supply chains worldwide. This has resulted in a delay to the...

HESC features at inaugural Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit

The HESC Project was in the spotlight at the Inaugural Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit held in Melbourne on 26/27 March 2019. Touted as a world-first project of international significance for the establishment of an end-to-end hydrogen supply chain between Australia...

National hydrogen strategy open for public consultation

On the 1st of March 2019 in a joint release between the Minister for Energy, the Hon Angus Taylor MP and the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the Hon Matt Canavan announced public input to inform the development of a new clean hydrogen industry. Public...

EPA approval granted for HESC in Latrobe Valley

February 2019: The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project Partners are pleased to announce that the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has approved an application from J-Power Latrobe Valley Pty Ltd (wholly subsidiary company of J-POWER) for a...

January Update

January 2019: 2019 is shaping up to be an important year for the clean energy revolution, with Australia moving one-step closer to becoming a world leader in hydrogen technology and export. After months of planning and work behind the scenes, the Hydrogen Energy...

A shared pledge to hydrogen future

22 January 2019: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced a $1 billion pledge for the development of an Australian hydrogen industry, identifying the resource as an “emerging and exciting source of energy across the world” and the potential for Australia to be at...

J-Power presents at Latrobe Valley Hydrogen Briefing Session

November 2018: Latrobe City Council partnered with Victoria’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) to host a series of briefing sessions on 8 November 2018. The briefings focused on hydrogen production and the Latrobe Valley’s...