South Australia to export green hydrogen to Indonesia with backing from Japan

The $12.5 million project – based at Bolivar, north of Adelaide – is part funded by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and Japanese company Marubeni Corporation.

Japan SA hydrogen sod

The facility will see the creation of low-cost green hydrogen and allow for hydrogen to be transported in a metal hydride container from South Australia to Indonesia, while contributing to grid stabilisation with the deployed battery energy storage system based at Bolivar.

The project consists of a five-megawatt battery energy storage system and a demonstrator scale 150-kilowatt electrolyser that uses proton exchange membrane technology.

The demonstration plant is anticipated to be operational by August 2023, with transportation to Indonesia taking place in late 2023.

The Bolivar site
, owned by SA Water, provides the potential for Marubeni to expand its current capacity, dependent on future demand for hydrogen.

The Marubeni Corporation
is a major Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate founded in May 1858.

The company employs approximately 4,453 staff across 137 offices in 67 countries globally. The business covers a wide range of sectors from metal and mineral resources, ICT, real estate, forest products, food and chemicals to energy, plant and infrastructure, construction, automotive and industrial machinery.

Marubeni Australia Ltd has offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, as well as a presence in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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