Delivery of the first Patriot units to Kimberley Clean Energy is underway

The first payment to Renewables Plus has been made for the delivery of the initial Patriot unit to Kimberley Clean Energy at Kilto Station near Broome.

Project update:

Following this progress, we are well placed to see the unit arrive in the Kimberley mid-way through this year.

Once the unit arrives at Kilto Station, it will be assembled, tested and commissioned, with production expected to begin in the third quarter of 2022. This will be used to create clean energy for Kilto Station’s abattoir, irrigation and homestead complex, cutting their diesel usage by two-thirds.

Initially, the modular H2 production unit will form part of Kimberley Clean Energy’s fossil fuel substitution strategy for Kilto Station. Once complete, the next stage will see a H2 system built across the various sites Kimberley Clean Energy is involved with.

This will be achieved as we work with Kimberley Clean Energy to fulfil a MoU for 75 Patriot units.

The goal is for the 75 units to decarbonize the entire value chain of the projects Kimberley Clean Energy is working on, while also developing baseload renewable power, green hydrogen, and fertilizer to support a cleaner future for the region.

Kimberley Clean Energy will use this system as a proof of concept to seek additional power contracts over the next three to five years in the West Kimberley, which they hope will see a transformation to 100% renewable energy.

Background to the Kimberley Clean Energy project

Over the past hundred years, the Western Australian Kimberley region has observed a worrying transformation in its landscape and its effects have been devastating. To combat the region’s challenges, Kimberley Clean Energy has partnered with Patriot Hydrogen.

Kimberley Clean Energy has engaged Patriot to provide energy solutions that will enable a large-scale rehabilitation plan to restore its natural grasslands, create renewable power and aid economic development throughout the region.

Research into West Kimberley has shown that the region was once known for its large and vast grasslands over 120 years ago. This is no longer the case today due to the domination of native Acacia Tumida and Acacia Eriopoda, which is also the cause of destructive bushfires. 

Patriot Hydrogen is working with Kimberley Clean Energy to provide the region with an energy solution that will use Acacia to produce green H2.

Overall, Patriot Hydrogen’s goal is to partner with Kimberley Clean Energy to help protect their beautiful natural land, reduce fossil fuel usage and remove the risk of bushfires by turning the Acacia into green H2.