Revealed today (April 19), the funding will enable the scaling of not only Western Australia’s hydrogen supply chain but support Australia’s ambition in becoming a powerhouse for hydrogen.
With this, Hydrogen hubs in Pilbara and Kwinana have received additional financial support.
Western Australia already boasts significant potential in producing large quantities of hydrogen with the region having an abundance of both solar and wind energy to create hydrogen’s purest form – green hydrogen.
The new hydrogen hubs aim to capitalise on the area’s natural advantages and become a key international figure in the production and exportation of hydrogen.
The Pilbara Hydrogen Hub plan involves development of a hydrogen or ammonia pipeline connecting the Maitland and Burrup strategic industrial areas, creation of a Clean Energy Training and Research Institute based out of both Karratha and Port Hedland, and port upgrades to facilitate export opportunities.
However, despite the financial aid that these two hydrogen hubs have received, an additional hub in Oakajee has been overlooked.
Alannah McTiernan, Hydrogen Industry Minister for Western Australia, said, “It is great to have Federal Liberal and Labour support for our green hydrogen projects in Western Australia.
“This $140m commitment will supercharge our renewable hydrogen industry, helping to stimulate local demand for hydrogen to get production projects get off the ground.
“Both the Pilbara and Kwinana projects present terrific opportunities for Western Australia and we are glad both sides of Federal politics have thrown their support behind them.
“It is disappointing that the Federal Government has overlooked the Oakajee project, but we will continue to make the case to the Commonwealth.
“Renewable hydrogen presents a big opportunity for industries right across Western Australia to reduce their emissions and embrace a cleaner future, and our funding commitment to demand stimulation will help companies take that leap.”
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.