Copper to be Featured as a Key Mineral in Its Decarbonisation Efforts
South Australia is placing a spotlight on copper, officially recognising its vital…
11 March 2022
Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group has just announced that its $114 million electrolyser facility in Queensland has commenced construction and is set to be the world’s largest.
The facility will be in the Green Manufacturing Centre of Gladstone. This will be the world’s largest once completed and puts Queensland and Australia
In the position of being a major player in green hydrogen.
The first electrolysers to be manufactured at the facility will have an initial capacity of two Gigawatts per annum. This will more than double the current global production capacity and be sufficient to produce more than 200,000 tonnes of green hydrogen each year.
Further stages could include the manufacture of wind turbines, high-voltage electric cabling, solar photovoltaic cells, modules and arrays and associated renewable energy infrastructure.
This project is a key move for the Australian Government’s plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.