Total Eren inks NT green hydrogen deal

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French renewable energy company Total Eren has signed an MOU with the Northern Territory Government to develop a new green hydrogen project in Darwin, reports.

The Darwin H2 Hub will be a renewable energy generation and hydrogen production plant that will assist domestic and international companies to decarbonise through the use of green hydrogen and to facilitate new industries in a net-zero economy.

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Plans for the Darwin H2 Hub comprise of more than 2GW of solar PV generation on 4000ha of land providing energy for a 1GW hydrogen electrolyser to produce more than 80,000 tonnes of hydrogen per annum.

The Northern Territory Government said that the Darwin H2 Hub has the potential to create more than 2,000 jobs during construction and 175 ongoing during its operation.

Total Eren Australia’s managing director Kam Ho said, “Total Eren as a leader in renewable energy is excited to be present in the Northern Territory through the development of the proposed Darwin H2 Hub.

“Our plan is to accelerate the development of the project to supply green hydrogen and also the opportunity to provide renewable energy which supports the decarbonisation plans for energy-intensive industries in the Territory. 

“Total Eren appreciates the Territory’s support on the Darwin H2 Hub and we look forward to working in partnership with the Territory to realise our vision in a net-zero economy.”

“This project is another great opportunity for the Territory to create jobs in this new clean energy sector and significantly contribute to the Territory’s drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Northern Territory Minister for Major Projects Natasha Fyles said. 

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“With our abundant solar resources and our strategic location to support exports into the Indo-Pacific, the production of green hydrogen is a key opportunity for the Territory to address the growing demand for this green energy globally.

“The signing of this MoU will help position the Territory as the next Australian home of renewable hydrogen production.”

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