What do we do?
H2 Energy builds, owns and operates cost-effective projects that produce, store, transport and use hydrogen from renewable resources. We’re committed to an Australian hydrogen economy in which hydrogen energy is fully integrated into society to enhance our daily activities.
Why is hydrogen the ideal fuel for Australia’s future?
What are the advantages of hydrogen fuel cells?
High generating efficiency
Hydrogen realises high versatility regardless of the heat demand of the facility.
High environmental performance
When compared with a gas engine generator, hydrogen systems produces less operating noise, less vibration and cleaner exhaust gas. Hydrogen also contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions from the facility.
Short startup and stop time, and high load-following performance
Because of the load-following operation and control of the number of running units, hydrogen systems can supply stable power and flexibly respond to fluctuating demand.
How is hydrogen energy produced?
Hydrogen produces energy by a chemical reaction involving oxygen. The only process byproduct is water. It’s a clean, highly efficient, carbon-free energy with very low environmental impact – in a nutshell, it’s great!
Hydrogen is also a powerful energy carrier. It has three times more energy per kilogram than petroleum but doesn’t release any carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide.
Hydrogen not only has the capacity to fuel passenger cars but – unlike a battery – it can also power buses, trains and planes. Conversion to energy takes place in the fuel cell. This is where hydrogen is turned into steam and eliminated via the exhaust – but mainly it‘s converted into power to drive the electric engine: a thoroughly clean and green affair.
The universe is full of hydrogen. In fact, it‘s by far the most abundant element. On earth, it only occurs as a compound, the most well-known being water. Electrolysis – one of several procedures for harnessing hydrogen – breaks water down into hydrogen and oxygen. This requires energy, ideally from renewable sources like wind turbines.
Hydrogen has a number of applications from chemical processing, petroleum recovery and refining to metal production and fabrication, aerospace and fuel cells. There’s great demand for hydrogen energy across many Australian industries, including petroleum refineries for hydrocracking and ammonia production for fertilizer. Transportation fuel is an emerging sector with enormous potential.
Large-scale isolated trigen hydrogen production plant to provide electricity, transport fuel and heat in Western Australia
Large-scale hydrogen production plant in northern Western Australia to provide transport fuel