Pure Hydrogen leases site in Queensland for a demonstration hydrogen micro-hub

Thursday, 18 April, 2024

Pure Hydrogen leases site in Queensland for a demonstration hydrogen micro-hub

Australian clean energy company Pure Hydrogen Corporation has announced it has signed a lease on a 4000 m2 commercial site at Archerfield Airport — located approximately 11 km from the Brisbane CBD — for the production and supply of green hydrogen to vehicle and aviation customers. This is the company’s first step in developing a number of ‘CAPEX light’ micro-hubs that can produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity sourced from the grid. Pure Hydrogen has already placed an order for an electrolyser that will be combined with compression and storage facilities to manufacture and sell green hydrogen.

The location of this and future micro-hubs is determined by their proximity to commercial vehicle customer depots and operating routes to ensure timely, convenient and cost-effective H2 refuelling and distribution. The Archerfield site was also selected due to the fact that Pure Hydrogen intends to supply green hydrogen to commercial drone companies operating at the airport, which are considering using green hydrogen to power their drones. Archerfield is also strategically located near major trucking and waste depots.

Pure Hydrogen is undertaking a staged development of the Archerfield site with Stage 1, located on 1000 m2 of the site, capable of producing approximately 420 kg of green hydrogen per day. Operations will be scaled up with additional electrolysers added as H2 demand grows. The equipment for the micro-hub, including the electrolyser, is housed in shipping containers to be installed on any hard stand site. It is expected that the Archerfield Micro-Hub will be operational by the end of 2024, subject to approvals.

“As we communicated in late 2023, Pure is committed to developing a number of low-cost micro-hubs to produce green hydrogen for the commercial transport sector, and Archerfield marks the first step in this regard,” said Pure Hydrogen Managing Director Scott Brown. “As well as securing strategic sites, Pure can readily source proven, turnkey hydrogen fuel manufacturing equipment and technology that can be deployed across multiple sites and easily connected to green electricity sources.

“Archerfield will be Pure Hydrogen’s demonstration H2 Micro-Hub and the template for planned future plants. Our immediate focus now turns to advancing site works so that the first green hydrogen fuel can be supplied late in 2024.”

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