Australia to load first liquefied hydrogen cargo
Specially constructed vessel Suiso Frontier will load cargo as part of pilot phase of project that will produce hydrogen from coal with CCS
Australia will soon load the world’s first liquefied hydrogen cargo onto a specially built vessel that will then deliver it to Japan. The Suiso Frontier has arrived in Victoria and will load the 1,250m³ cargo in the next few days, following tests. It will then make a number of return trips in 2022 as part of the pilot phase of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project. The vessel was manufactured by shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries—the first Asian company to build an LNG carrier. The HESC project involves producing hydrogen from the gasification of coal and biomass in Australia’s Latrobe Valley. The gas is then trucked to the port of Hastings and cooled to -253°C, liquefying it.
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