Edify Energy has been granted development approval to build and operate a green hydrogen production plant of up to 1 GW, as well as a behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic and battery storage facility within the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct in Townsville, Queensland.
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The Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct, on Thul Garrie Waja country, is approximately 46km south of Townsville, Queensland. The plant is in the development phase and is being developed by Edify on a 107ha site south of Woodstock.
The facility’s green hydrogen will meet the growing need domestically and across the world for this emission-free fuel. The investment into it will create future-proofed careers.
When operational, it will be an integral part of Australia’s first environmentally sustainable advanced manufacturing, technology and processing hub.
Existing rail and road infrastructure connecting Lansdown to the Port of Townsville makes the precinct an excellent location to lead the development of exporting hydrogen to global markets as well as meeting the growing need domestically.
In November 2021 Edify Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Townsville to investigate the process and feasibility of exporting green hydrogen through the city’s Port. This is an important first step in realising Townsville’s potential as a powerhouse of green hydrogen exports. Head to the Port of Townsville to read more about the MoU
A non-binding MOU was executed in November 2021 with Edify and Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) regarding the supply of green hydrogen from the facility at Lansdown. The purchase hydrogen will supplement QPM’s gas supply. To read the press release, click here.
As a founding member of North Queensland Hydrogen Consortium (NQH2), Edify stands shoulder to shoulder with industry leaders to create a complete hydrogen ecosystem that will create new economies, develop new skills, and create jobs for Townsville. Learn more about the goals of NQH2 on their website.
The CSIRO’s HyResource website is an excellent source of information for Australia’s hydrogen industry. For current information on industry developments, and further reading of Edify’s green hydrogen project, visit the CSIRO HyResource website.
Green Hydrogen has the potential to help maintain Australia’s place in the world as an energy export superpower. Research shows that demand for green hydrogen could be as much as 3,200,000 tonnes by 2030.