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Pilbara green hydrogen project granted "major project status"

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 15 June 2021
A massive renewable energy hydrogen project of up to 26GW of wind and solar capacity in Western Australia's Pilbara region have been approved in 2018 by the Australia's EPA. Construction is expected to start in 2023 and to last 7 years. The Asian Renewable Energy Hub will invest more than 50 billion AUD in establishing a massive renewable energy export hub in the Pilbara region, which would include the export of wind to Asia, through the production of renewable hydrogen fuels and ammonia. The revised proposal has removed an original plan to send renewable electricity to Asia via an undersea cable, and will instead focus on the use of renewable electricity for the production of hydrogen and ammonia, including the construction of a desalination plant.

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