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Project overview
  • Lead Organisation

    Dyno Nobel Moranbah Pty Ltd


    Moranbah, Queensland

    ARENA Program

    Advancing Renewables Program

  • Start date

    27 June 2019

    End date

    13 July 2020

  • Project Partners
    Incitec Pivot Limited
    This hydrogen project was completed on 13 July 2020.


The Feasibility of Renewable Green Hydrogen project will conduct and assess the feasibility of producing renewable green hydrogen and ammonia at Dyno Nobel’s existing facility in Moranbah, Queensland.


The Feasibility of Renewable Green Hydrogen project led by Dyno Nobel aims to simultaneously increase production while reducing C02 emissions.

Dyno Nobel hopes to achieve this by investigating options to substitute renewable hydrogen for natural gas as feedstock to the ammonia manufacturing process.


The Feasibility of Renewable Green Hydrogen study will be carried out to determine the scope and cost of the required plant upgrade using methane and renewable hydrogen as alternative feedstocks. The study has determined that the following elements are vital for the study. The elements include:

  • system design parameters
  • design and technology selection
  • process safety
  • production performance
  • approvals and permitting
  • innovations in design
  • cost drivers
  • implementation timeframe
  • funding requirements


The Feasibility of Renewable Green Hydrogen study will evaluate if a feasible project can be developed with hydrogen produced from zero-emission electrolysis and supplied at a price that is cost competitive to alternatives. The study will determine the cost of hydrogen electrolysis equipment at industrial scale (>100 MW) and the strategy to manage electrical and hydrogen supply variability. The study will determine the economics of solar-only, behind-the-meter power generation for renewable hydrogen production.

Additional impact

The knowledge shared from the study will advance understanding of the commercialisation of renewable hydrogen production for domestic and international use. If feasible, future phases of the project may create significant employment and form the basis of a hydrogen manufacturing hub in Queensland.

Last updated 10 August 2022


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