We expect to see large-scale hydrogen production around the world by 2030 and we intend to be part of that.

There is a growing demand for safe, clean, affordable and reliable energy that contributes to global decarbonisation. As the pioneer of the Australian LNG industry, Woodside’s experience, underpinned by strong customer relationships, positions us well for large-scale hydrogen.

We're focusing on two technologies: blue and green hydrogen. 

Blue hydrogen is made from our natural gas through the process of steam methane reforming (SMR). While CO₂ emissions are generated during SMR, we are committed to managing these through market offset or technical abatement to offer a carbon-neutral product. Green hydrogen is produced from water using renewable power.

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We are investing in relationships and knowledge to improve our understanding of the role hydrogen can play in global decarbonisation.


Hydrogen - Izumi 2

Export Opportunities With Japan

In April 2020 Woodside announced an agreement with Japanese companies JERA Inc, Marubeni Corporation and IHI Corporation to undertake a joint study examining the large-scale export of hydrogen as ammonia for use decarbonising coal-fired power generation in Japan. As part of the recently approved study, the partners will be investigating the transition between hydrogen production processes for export: from blue hydrogen to green hydrogen.

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KOGAS - Hydrogen

Korean Hydrogen Transition

Our investment in HyNet, a 13 -party consortium led by Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) and Hyundai Motor Co. will provide valuable insight into the demand and potential for hydrogen in Korea. We have also signed MoUs with KOGAS to conduct a feasibility study to explore a green hydrogen export project and Pusan National University in South Korea to jointly explore technology application across the hydrogen value chain.

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Woodside - Monash Partnership

Woodside Monash Energy Partnership

We are investing more than A$40 million over seven years in the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership. The Partnership focuses on materials, electro-chemical and thermal chemical research relating to hydrogen and carbon abatement.

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CSIRO Hydrogen RDD

CSIRO Sponsorship

Woodside sponsored CSIRO's National Hydrogen Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) report. The report explores the supporting role of RD&D across five active hydrogen industry opportunity areas: the export of hydrogen, and the integration of hydrogen into gas networks, transport systems, electricity systems and industrial processes.

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Find out more about our steps towards future energy

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