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ENGIE and Mitsui develop one of the world’s first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen project for use in Yara’s ammonia facility at Karratha, Australia

Hydrogen holds the pivotal role in unlocking the complete potential of renewable energy. It acts as a catalyst in expediting the energy transition, enabling various green energy technologies to be deployed with significantly enhanced flexibility.

Yara Pilbara Fertilisers (Yara) wanted to unlock the potential of renewable hydrogen for their existing ammonia operations near Karratha in Western Australia.

The ENGIE Solution: The Yuri renewable hydrogen facility

ENGIE and Mitsui are collaborating on one of the world’s pioneering industrial-scale renewable hydrogen projects, aimed at supplying feedstock to Yara Pilbara Fertiliser’s existing ammonia operations near Karratha in Western Australia.

The first phase of the Yuri project, scheduled for completion in 2024, will produce up to 640 tonnes of renewable hydrogen annually. This zero-carbon feedstock will play a crucial role in supporting Yara’s ammonia production facility in Karratha and in establishing a ‘Pilbara Green Hydrogen Hub’ to serve both local and export markets. The project is funded by ARENA and the WA Renewable Hydrogen Fund as part of the Western Australian Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Strategy, leveraging the region’s abundant renewable energy resources and existing export infrastructure. As part of the project, there will be a 10 MW electrolyzer fueled by 18 MW of solar photovoltaic energy and complemented by an 8 MW battery energy storage system. This setup will produce renewable hydrogen to be utilized in Yara’s ammonia facility in Karratha. The project will serve local an export markets and build on existing export infrastructure and abundant renewable energy sources in the region.

10 MW

Electrolyzer

8 MW

Battery Energy Storage System

18 MW

Solar PV

640 Tonnes/year

Hydrogen Production

6592 Tonnes/year

CO2 Emissions Avoided

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