Townsville Powerfuels, Queensland

North Queensland is ideally suited to green hydrogen and methanol production with renewable solar, wind and biomass resources.

ABEL Energy is accelerating plans for it’s second project, Townsville Powerfuels with the potential construction of a $1.7 billion methanol manufacturing plant. Land is being negotiated in and around the Cleveland Bay Industrial Park area, to produce 300,000 tonnes per annum of green methanol.

The Townsville project seeks to replicate the company’s flagship project, Bell Bay Powerfuels in Tasmania. A feasibility assessment is being finalised for the Townsville Project, with final investment decision by the end of 2027, with operations commencing in 2029.


$1.5+ Billion investment to Northern Queensland

Enabling up to 700MW of new build renewable power

Construction opportunities for 500+ workers

Direct and indirect employment for 300+ workers for at least 30 years

Gross regional impact of more than $4 Billion 

Abatement of 540,000 tonnes per year of CO2

Local renewable fuel uptake opportunities (ports, rail, ferries, etc)

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