$1 billion energy and ammonia project closer

The $1 billion Gladstone Energy and Ammonia project is a step closer to delivery with terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS) released.

Australian Future Energy’s (AFE) project, located in the Gladstone State Development Area (SDA), could create up to 1000 jobs for the region.

The project is an Australian first – converting 1.5 million tonnes of coal to produce up to 230,000 tonnes of ammonia and twelve petajoules of synthetic natural gas per annum.

The waste gas and heat created through the process will be used to produce electrical power required for plant operation, with surplus power exported to the grid when available.

Construction is expected to begin in mid-2020, with the first ammonia production proposed in mid-2022.