Hydrogen, News, Western Australia

$5 million for WA green hydrogen project

Northam, WA, is set to be home to one of the first end-to-end green hydrogen production systems in the state.

Once operational, the project is expected to produce around four tonnes of hydrogen each day, for use in back to base and heavy transport operations, including garbage collection trucks.

The system, dubbed the MEG HP1 Hydrogen project, will be built in partnership by Infinite Green Energy, Korean Samsung C&T and Doral Energy Group – with $5 million support from the WA Government’s Investment Attraction Fund, which is committing $148.4 million across 40 projects.

Funding will go towards two five megawatt (MW) electrolysers to establish a hydrogen production eco-system, hydrogen storage compression technology and general construction.

“This is an important step to help kickstart the development of an end-user market for locally produced green hydrogen,” said Hydrogen Industry Minister Bill Johnston.

“The construction, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of the MEG HP1 Hydrogen project is expected to create over 100 jobs and help decarbonise the state’s economy.”

Green hydrogen produced by the project aims to be a cost competitive, environmentally friendly alternative to other forms of fuels such as diesel.

The first production of hydrogen is expected in late 2024 and will utilise an already existing 11MW solar farm.

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