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Global scale 'green hydrogen' plant pitched to replace Tiwai smelter

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 22 Jul 2021

An ambitious plan to replace the ageing Tiwai Pt aluminium smelter has emerged. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 22 Jul 2021
New Zealand could be producing hydrogen from renewable energy in the world’s largest ‘green hydrogen’ plant in four years’ time under a bold proposal from two of the country’s largest power companies, announced this morning.Developed as an alternative use for the one-seventh of all electricity produced in NZ that is consumed by the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, the green hydrogen proposal ticks numerous boxes for the proposal’s backers, Meridian Energy and Contact Energy, by:Creating a potentially credible l...

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