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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...

Australia set to lead the world on hydrogen production

NOVEMBER 2018: Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan, has released a statement emphasising the findings of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) report, highlighting that Australia is in a position to take a world-leading role in the...

HESC collaboration commended by Prime Ministers

November 2018: The highest level of government from Japan and Australia, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, have again recognised the ongoing collaboration between the two nations on the world first Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC)...

Hastings Planning Scheme Amendment confirmed

November 2018: Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project Partners are pleased to confirm that approval has been granted for a planning scheme amendment to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. This amendment to the...

Kawasaki sponsors GHGT14 Conference in Melbourne

OCTOBER 2018: The Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT) conference is the principal international conference on greenhouse mitigation technologies. It is held every two years in member countries and has become a focal point for international research in carbon...

Thank you for attending our Community Information Sessions

More than 100 stakeholders attended our first round of Community Information Sessions in May. The HESC team held two sessions in the Latrobe Valley and three sessions in the Hastings area. It was a valuable opportunity for the HESC team to share current information...