Infinite Green Energy completes FEED study of four tonne per day hydrogen plant

Infinite Green Energy has announced the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study of its MEG HP1 hydrogen project has been completed.

The project, located in Northam, east of Perth, Australia, expects to produce four tonnes a day of green hydrogen for the medium and heavy transport industries from Q1 2025. The company is targeting a final investment decision (FID) later this year.

Last week, Infinite Green and partner Samsung C&T Engineering and Construction Group welcomed Doral Energy Group into the development and construction of MEG HP1.

Samsung C&T also has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Infinite Energy for the development of another hydrogen project, in Arrowsmith, north of Perth.

The Arrowsmith plant is expected to initially produce 300 tonnes per day of hydrogen, meeting the demand for it in Asia Pacific markets such as Japan and South Korea, along with the Australian market.

Stephen Gauld, CEO of Infinite Green, said, “The partnership highlights Infinite Energy’s commitment to not only fight climate change but also to see the WA economy and our local community benefit from the green energy transition.”

Samsung C&T Vice President, Andrew Ahn, claimed the company was “committed to fast-tracking the energy transition and creating opportunities for people and businesses.”

Last year, Infinite Green Energy, formally known as Infinite Blue Energy, announced its plans to develop the Northam hydrogen plant, expected to be the ‘first’ suitable for heavy transportation.

To generate the green hydrogen, Infinite Green will leverage an existing 11MW solar farm with an additional 10MW hydrogen electrolyser and battery storage to generate four tonnes of hydrogen per day.

Australia aims to become a major exporter of renewable energy by 2030, with the Federal Government’s claim supported by the demand for hydrogen, which reached 87 million metric tonnes (mt) in 2020 and is expected to grow to 500-600mt by 2050 according to the World Bank.

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