Client: Bell Bay Powerfuels Pty Ltd
Premises: Bell Bay Powerfuels
Activity: Chemical works
Class of Assessment: 2C
Assessment Commenced: 2/11/2023
Bell Bay Powerfuels Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of ABEL Energy Pty Ltd) proposes to construct and operate a green methanol facility that will produce 300,000 tonnes of green methanol per annum by combining synthesis gas (syngas) from gasification of forestry residues with green hydrogen from water electrolysis powered by renewable onshore wind power.
The process includes:
Hydrogen production unit – a 240 megawatt electrolysis unit producing approximately 100 tonnes per day of green hydrogen and 800 tonnes per day of oxygen.
Biomass gasification unit – a gasification unit to convert up to 900 tonnes per day of partially dried forestry biomass to approximately 1,300 tonnes per day of syngas, comprising carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and other minor components.
Methanol synthesis unit – a 300,000 tonnes per annum nominal capacity methanol syntheses unit using syngas from the gasifier, and hydrogen from the electrolyser, to produce approximately 900 tonnes per day of methanol.
facility is to be located predominantly within the former Bell Bay Power
Station and part of the adjacent Tamar Valley Power Station at Bell Bay.
Notice of Intent
Bell Bay Powerfuels Pty Ltd, Bell Bay Powerfuels Project - Bell Bay - NOI (PDF 35Mb)