Moree Green Hydrogen Project to Decarbonise Agriculture
Hiringa Energy and the Sundown Pastoral Co have partnered to build a renewable ammonia and green hydrogen production facility on a cotton farm near Moree, Australia.


The £36 million project has been funded by the New South Wales government, with the aim of producing low-emission fertiliser and fuel for the farmers.

Featuring a 27-megawatt solar farm designed to produce roughly 45,000 MWh of energy a year, the facility will produce green hydrogen through electrolysis, and the ammonia by product will be then used to fertilise crops.

According to Hiringa Energy, the hydrogen produced could displace more than 1.4 million litres of imported diesel and lead to the direct abatement of the equivalent of more than 17,000 tonnes of CO2.

Hiringa’s executive director for Australia David Heard said: “Nobody has ever stitched together a project like this before.

“It includes the renewable energy from solar, the manufacturing of hydrogen, the manufacturing of ammonia from the hydrogen and the use of that ammonia all on the same location.”

The facility is required to be in production by 2025 due to the NSW government’s grant application process.