ACCEPT II Team Had a Site Visit to both Pilot and Industry Scale of Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution / Transportation in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane, 13 – 14 February 2023

Beni Suryadi, ACCEPT II Program Manager and Muhammad Shidiq, ACCEPT II Senior Research Analyst visited Brisbane, Australia on 13-14 February 2023 to an Industry Scale of Hydrogen Production namely BOC company (a Linde group), Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) owned by Queensland Government, and hydrogen research managed by Queensland University of Technology (QUT). 

  • ACCEPT II team had a site visit in Brisbane, Australia where it has been fully supported by Australian Government through Partnership for Infrastructure (P4I) program.  
  • The site visit to Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and BOC (a Linde Company) have given in-depth understanding on hydrogen research from laboratory scale, pilot scale into industrial scale.  

ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project Phase II (ACCEPT II) team represented by Beni Suryadi and Muhammad Shidiq along with representatives from Lao PDR, Thailand and Philippines visited a hydrogen production, pilot and industrial scale, in Brisbane, Australia. The visit was fully supported by Partnership for Infrastructure (P4I) and funded by Australian Government to improve knowledge, understanding as well as sharing session between Southeast Asia and Australian experience on hydrogen technology.  

In the first day on 13 February 2023, the delegates went to BOC (A Linde Company) which is Queensland-first renewable hydrogen project commences at BOC production facility site in Bulwer Island, Brisbane. The site has installed capacity of 220 kW electrolyser supplied by ITM power to produce renewable hydrogen through electrolysis. The electrolyser has capacity to produce up to 2,400 kilograms of renewable energy per month which can be used to power Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (HFCEV). After a site visit to Bulwer Island, the delegate moved to hydrogen refueling station installed by BOC at a site in Brisbane. During the visit, the delegates showed a HFCEV owned by Queensland Government has been refueled the vehicle using hydrogen less than 3 minutes.

ACCEPT II team had a site visit to BOC company (a Linde Group) working on large scale hydrogen production in Australia.

In the second day on 14 February 2023, the delegates visited Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and met with Professor Ian Mackinnon from QUT Institute for Future Environments, and Professor Jonathan Love from QUT Centre for Clean Energy Technology and Practices. In the morning session, the delegates went to Redlands Research Facility located at east of Brisbane to learn green hydrogen production using solar energy to extract hydrogen from non-treated drinking water such as river water. The project in Redlands was supported by Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) with project partners including QUT, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Energy Developments Limited, Swinburne University of Technology, Griffith University and University of Tokyo. Professor Ian explained that the project utilized two existing solar array technologies and battery packs to treatment of non-purified water and then treated the purified water using electrolysis to produce and use hydrogen to re-use within the facility and for export is possible. The project aimed to provide experimental validation and integrated modeling of a hybrid renewable energy process that utilizes solar power, treatment to purify water, hydrogen production, storage and usage.

Professor Ian described how Redlands Research Facility work to the delegates with a background of LAVO, the first hydrogen battery.

In the afternoon session, the delegates visited Queensland University of Technology at Brisbane to discuss further with Professor Ian on the hydrogen research work at QUT. In advance, the Professor brought the delegates to laboratory to show the hydrogen research experiment from laboratory small scale into laboratory medium scale of hydrogen production. The QUT Centre for Clean Energy Technology and Practices is building a 50 kW green hydrogen pilot plant to deliver new knowledge on systems integration for sustainable energy utilization.   

This visit is part of Australian Hydrogen Study Tour where the delegates have come also to Canberra and Melbourne.

Reportage on the Canberra visit can be accessed here  

Reportage on the Melbourne visit can be accessed here  

For current hydrogen study that ACCEPT has been published can be downloaded here

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