Formalised under an agreement between FFI and publicly owned Powerlink and Economic Development Queensland, the effort will see FFI’s Gibson Island facility, that is set to produce 50,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen annually, powered by green electrical power.

Already focused on how to support this location, Powerlink has said it will construct a new 275kV switchyard at its existing Murarrie Substation and two 275kV feeders to Gibson Island.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles, said, “FFI are seeking to build a facility at Gibson Island to produce around 50,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen per year.  Connection to the transmission network is vital to allow green energy to power this facility.

“Queensland’s constantly growing fleet of renewable power stations will provide the energy to produce green hydrogen ready for export to overseas markets like Japan and South Korea.

“By working with Powerlink, FFI will receive a streamlined service across their Queensland connection developments, which could be up and running as soon as 2023.”

For quite some time now, FFI has been making momentous moves in the hydrogen space as it looks to set up Australia for a decarbonised future. As part of this mission, Dr Andrew Forrest, founder and Chair of FFI, said he is excited for the progression in Queensland.

“We look forward to working with Powerlink to use the grid to deliver green power to our projects, enabling us to move quickly and supporting the entry of more renewables and decarbonisation of the electricity network,” Dr Forrest said.

“FFI’s goal is to turn Queensland into the global green energy heartland and to help create jobs now and into the future.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.