The world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier, the Suiso Frontier, will sail from Australia to Japan with its first LH2 shipment, marking a milestone for the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project.
ceremony at Port of Hastings marked the Suiso Frontier‘s arrival from Japan to Australia. The vessel will transport hydrogen from the Port of Hastings in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula to Kobe, Japan.
The event also represents a key milestone in the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project, as it signifies the start of a major new energy export industry for Australia.
The vessel is to deliver the first shipment later this year, in order to demonstrate that making, liquefying, and transporting H2 is possible.
The ship can transport large quantities of hydrogen over long distances by sea, while the 225,000 tonnes of CO2-neutral LH2 produced by HESC in a commercial phase will contribute to reducing global CO2 emissions by about 1.8 million tonnes per year.