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The fuel for the future in safe hands

Life-long Latrobe Valley local Deb Decarli has taken on a unique job – overseeing the safe production of hydrogen for a world-first project, in her own hometown.   HESC Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist Deb Decarli (pictured right). “Gippslanders—...

Fifteen years of carbon capture and storage (CCS) success in Victoria

Readers may be surprised to learn that one of the world’s largest CCS research projects has been safely and successfully operating in Victoria for the past 15 years. While carbon capture and storage (CCS) might seem like a new technology in the conversation around the...

Engineering for a better future

J-Power Latrobe Valley engineer, Kanako Nagayama is driven to use her engineering skills and expertise to create a cleaner future for younger generations. J-Power Engineer Kanako Nagayama. Photo courtesy of J-Power Latrobe Valley. Kanako (Kana) Nagayama is driven to...

HESC supports those affected by Gippsland floods

HESC Project Partners today announced the project would contribute $5000 to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF) to provide immediate financial assistance to flood affected Gippsland communities. HESC Project Partner and Non-Executive Director of J-Power Latrobe...

Meet The Finance Manager For Hydrogen Engineering Australia 

Haruki Sugiyama moved to Australia in 2019 to take on the role of Finance Manager for Hydrogen Engineering Australia (HEA). He was motivated to move overseas and work on a future-focused business, like the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project. He studied...

HESC Working With Hastings Country Fire Authority

Fourteen members of the Hastings Country Fire Authority (CFA) toured Australia’s first and only hydrogen liquefaction, storage, and loading facility at the Port of Hastings in April.    Hastings Country Fire Authority members touring the HESC liquefaction,...

HESC Connects With Morwell, Hastings, and Traralgon Locals

In April and May, HESC held four community drop-in sessions in Morwell, Hastings, and Traralgon — speaking with dozens of people visiting to speak with project partner representatives. After a year of holding meetings via Zoom, it was fantastic to meet several people...

HESC A Topic Of Discussion For Embassy Dinner Guests

On Monday, the 24th of May, His Excellency Japanese Ambassador Shingo Yamagami hosted HESC Project Partner representatives for dinner at the Embassy of Japan in Canberra. Also joining the dinner was The Honourable Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions...

Hydrogen From Fossil Fuels With CCS Key To Net-zero

Photo by Meagan Carscience on Unsplash In April, the international think tank the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) released a report on clean hydrogen produced from fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage (CCS) and the role it can play in...

HESC Community Drop-In Sessions

Courtesy of the HESC Project The HESC Project is hosting community drop-in sessions in Gippsland and Hastings over the coming weeks. The informal drop-in sessions are open to everyone and provides an opportunity to discuss the project with the HESC team, give...

Japanese expert overseeing hydrogen gasification in Latrobe Valley

Masahiko Tomioka moved to Australia in June 2019, bringing his family and vast experience in hydrogen gasification technologies with him. Masahiko Tomioka. Photo copyright of HESC. Mr Tomioka is the Chief Engineer for J-Power Latrobe Valley (J-Power LV), which...

Spotlight on Coregas Engineer Ross Renna

Coregas Engineer Ross Renna Coregas Engineer Ross Renna brings over 30 years of experience in the industrial gases industry to the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project. Mr Renna started working with HESC in 2019, when he set up key equipment at the Hastings and...

Safely storing liquefied hydrogen

For HESC Project Partner, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), liquefied hydrogen has long been the fuel of choice for its rockets. The company’s Tanegashima Space Centre is home to Japan’s largest liquefied hydrogen storage tank. Mr Hiroto Sato, a member of Cryogenic...

The CarbonNet Project gets top marks from industry experts

The Noble Tom Prosser Drilling Rig off Golden Beach, Victoria. The results are in for studies of rock core extracted from Pelican, the first CarbonNet storage site located in the Gippsland Basin. The Pelican site has received top marks from industry experts with data...

12.03.2021 – HESC Operations Commencement Celebration

12.03.2021 - HESC Operations Event Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. On Friday the 12th of March, Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project Partners held a celebration to mark the commencement of operations at both Victorian sites of the Pilot Project. Over 70 guests,...

Major Milestone for Victoria’s World-First Hydrogen Project

Latrobe Valley, Victoria: The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project today announced the commencement of operations at both Victorian sites of its world-first integrated supply chain. HESC Project Partners, together with the Australian, Victorian, and...

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...