Hydrogen (H), a colourless, odourless, tasteless, flammable gaseous substance that is the simplest member of the family of chemical elements. It is also the most prevalent of substances in the universe. Green hydrogen is made from renewable, non-carbon emitting processes such as electrolysis.

Green ammonia refers to ammonia, which has been produced through a process that is 100% renewable and carbon-free using the hydrogen from water electrolysis and nitrogen separated from air.

Tasmania has a unique opportunity to lead the global transition for the manufacture of green hydrogen and ammonia as green hydrogen and ammonia is made from renewable ‘green’ energy such as hydro, wind and solar and combined with a sustainable supply of fresh water.

Green hydrogen and green ammonia is important as it offers the global economy a pathway for decarbonising and significantly reducing the use of fossil fuels. It is currently used as a gas and liquid for many different industries and is often used to provide electricity in the fuel cells of automobiles or in internal combustion engines.