TrHyHub – Next step in Australian, German, and Dutch cooperation


The Netherlands – In the current geopolitical environment, Germany is working even more quickly to replace the coal and oil that travel via the port of Rotterdam to North Rhine-Westphalia (the Ruhr) with renewable hydrogen.

HySupply established a large agreement in 2020 to evaluate the viability of a green hydrogen supply network between Australia and Germany. In addition to taking part in this study, the port of Rotterdam, the biggest port in Europe and the only port that supplies energy and fuels to Germany, has also begun one on the specific supply chains of hydrogen from West Australia to Rotterdam as of 2021.

As the following step in this triangle alliance, the TrHyHub, a tri-lateral hydrogen hub, has recently been unveiled. It aims to facilitate the export of hydrogen from the Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area (SIA) in Western Australia’s Mid-West, which is home to some of the best renewable energy resources in the nation and has the potential to develop into one of the largest hydrogen-producing regions. It also supports the creation of a hydrogen hub for local use. It also aspires to become a hub for collaborative scientific research and global corporate aspirations.

Joint study

In order to accelerate the production and export of hydrogen to Europe by the end of this decade, the Mid-West Port Authority of Western Australia, the Port of Rotterdam, and Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) will work together on the study.

The start of this collaborative study and the advancements it has made toward realizing a future green hydrogen supply chain from West Australia to Germany and the Netherlands are all commended by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and the Western Australian Ministry for Hydrogen Industry.