Dyno Nobel conducts feasibility studies to assess renewable hydrogen at Moranbah facility


Dyno Nobel conducting $2.7 million feasibility study to assess the potential to use renewable hydrogen to increase ammonia production at the Moranbah facility in Queensland.

Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, and Hon Michelle Landry MP, Member for Capricornia have today announced the commitment of $980,000 of funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to Dyno Nobel Moranbah, a business of Incitec Pivot Limited, to assess the feasibility of building a renewable hydrogen and ammonia facility at our existing Moranbah ammonia plant. 

The $2.7 million feasibility study will look at the potential to use renewable hydrogen produced via electrolysis to increase ammonia production at its facility to meet increased demand in the region for ammonium nitrate.  If feasible, the proposed solar hydrogen facility would include up to 160 MW of electrolysis capacity and a 210 MW solar farm co-located at Moranbah.  

Dyno Nobel is assessing the feasibility of producing ammonia from solar hydrogen as a potential commercial replacement for ammonia that is imported to site.  The ammonia is proposed to be used on site to manufacture ammonium nitrate.  

Tim Wall, President Global Manufacturing, Incitec Pivot Limited said, “The aim of the feasibility study is to determine whether renewable hydrogen can be produced in a way that makes commercial sense to support expanding our Moranbah manufacturing facility in central Queensland.

If implemented, the project is expected to accelerate the development of industrial-scale electrolysis equipment, helping to drive down the cost of renewable hydrogen production.

The feasibility study will be completed in early 2020.




Further details can be found on the following Government sites: