Queensland-produced renewable hydrogen will be exported to the Republic of Palau from 2023 as part of a collaboration between Sojitz Corporation, Nippon Engineering Consultants and CS Energy.
The project will assess the potential of renewable hydrogen for use in fuel cells and marine vessels in Palau to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and has received subsidies from Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.
Renewable hydrogen for the project will be supplied from CS Energy’s Kogan Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant, which will be built on the Western Downs and produce renewable hydrogen from behind-the-meter solar energy.
CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills said CS Energy was delighted to welcome Sojitz as the first offtaker for the Kogan Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant and was proud to help Palau achieve its carbon reduction ambitions.
“CS Energy is excited to collaborate with Sojitz as they seek to find creative solutions to the energy challenges faced by our Pacific near neighbours and which have potential for application to island communities in Queensland,” Mr Bills said.
“The capacity building and knowledge sharing opportunities for our people are enormous and we look forward to working with Sojitz and their project partners.
“CS Energy is also well advanced in discussions with potential offtakers for the Kogan project from the heavy transport sector on the Western Downs and we continue to strive to find new opportunities and creative solutions for Queensland’s energy future.”
Sojitz Corporation media release
Kogan Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant