Viva Energy to get Australia’s biggest electrolyser

Viva Energy's Gas Terminal Project in Geelong (viva energy)
Viva Energy's Gas Terminal Project in Geelong

Viva Energy has placed an order with Nel Hydrogen for electrolyser that will be the biggest in Australia and provide green hydrogen to a fleet of heavy fuel cell vehicles.

Viva Energy’s Geelong refinery and supplies a service station network of around 1,350 Shell and Liberty service stations across Australia. Viva Energy also supplies fuels and other products to a range of commercial customers.

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As part of its Geelong Energy Hub, Viva Energy is building a new energy service station near its Geelong refinery that will provide battery charging and hydrogen refuelling. The system delivered by Nel is a containerised solution with a production capacity up to 1,063kg/day, and will supply fuel cell grade hydrogen directly on site to the dedicated fueling station.

The project received a grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program and the Victorian Government also contributed to the project via the Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund.

“It is a great pleasure to collaborate with Viva Energy and our local partner ENGV to develop this unique flagship project in Australia. This project is an important milestone for Australia’s targeted efforts to decarbonise the mobility sector and create a local hydrogen economy,” Nel Hydrogen vice president of sales and marketing (EMEA and Oceania) Raymond Schmid said.

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The electrolyser expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2023.

Nel Hydrogen is a global hydrogen company, delivering solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy.

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