LINE Hydrogen (Australia) Pty Ltd, George Town Hydrogen Production Facility

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: LINE Hydrogen (Australia) Pty Ltd

Premises: Lot 1 Main Rd GEORGE TOWN TAS 7253

Activity: 1(a)(i) chemical works

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 8/8/2022

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 22/4/2023

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 8/5/2023

Assessment Completed: 7/6/2023

​​​The Proposal​

LINE Hydrogen (Australia) Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate a 7.6 MW hydrogen production facility and associated infrastructure at Lot 1 Main Rd, George Town. The facility will produce up to 1241 t per year of hydrogen by electrolysis, using water as the source of hydrogen. The hydrogen will be captured, stored as a gas and made available for vehicle refuelling and other applications such as energy production. The proponent also intends to capture oxygen as a byproduct.​​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to George Town Council.

The application was referred to the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (the Board) for assessment under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA).

​Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed.

​Environmental Effects Report

The purpose of the EER is to provide a source of information upon which interested individuals, groups, government agencies and the Board may consider the environmental impacts of the proposal.

The EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the Project Specific Guidelines for preparation of an EER which were provided by the Board.

 Line Hydrogen Pty Ltd, George Town Hydrogen Production Facility - EER (PDF 63Mb)

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report (EAR) has now been completed and can be viewed below. The report contains the permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Council.

 Line Hydrogen Pty Ltd, George Town Hydrogen Production Facility - EAR (PDF 2Mb)