Australia to construct AU$36 billion Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) which will produce “Green Hydrogen”
The Australian government has given their backing to the AU$36 billion Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) project as it announced that it has granted it “major project status”.
The plan is to construct a huge wind and solar power facility in the deserted Australian outback at a 6,500 sq km site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia – an area more synonymous with the production of Liquified Natural Gas. Once constructed, the plant will become the largest power station in the world.
Green Hydrogen –
The plant will be designed to use the renewable energy sources to generate Green Hydrogen for water electrolysis (separating hydrogen from oxygen atoms) before converting it into ammonia for shipping into Asia. Hence, the project has been allocated the title of Asian Renewable Energy Hub.
As technology advancements are made in Green Hydrogen, it can potentially clean power for trains, aeroplanes, cars, and buses as well as industrial facilities.
InterContinental Energy is developing the AREH in collaboration with CWP Energy Asia, Vestas and a Macquarie Group and says it will create more than 20,000 new jobs.
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