Federal Labor has unveiled a $1bn dollar plan to “supercharge” Australia’s renewable-based hydrogen industry, firing a first shot in what is bound to be a fierce energy policy battle in the lead up to this year’s federal election.
Canberra Institute of Technology and ACT network operator Evoenergy will test up to 100% hydrogen across grid in situations where natural gas currently used.
WA government says opportunity to tap the renewable hydrogen economy, including for use in transport, is huge, with the potential to add $1.7 billion to the Australian economy as a whole.
ARENA backs “Project H2GO” – a trial that will inject renewable hydrogen into existing gas networks, for domestic use and storage.
Neoen Australia cuts wind power component of its proposed Crystal Brook Energy Park by “more than 50%”, ahead of State Commission Assessment Panel vote.
New hi-tech abattoir to be powered by 78MW solar farm and solar-fuelled hydrogen facility to lock in low renewable energy costs.
The quest to turn Australia into a renewable hydrogen export hub gets another boost, with a breakthrough on both cost and sustainability by researchers at Curtin University.
ARENA offers $22.1m in funding to 16 different R&D projects working to fast-track establishment of national renewable hydrogen industry.
CSIRO report says Australia has “urgent” opportunity to establish national renewable hydrogen industry, with cost competitiveness “firmly on the horizon.”
Australia has huge potential for renewable hydrogen exports, possibly requiring enough new solar and wind capacity equivalent to the existing grid by 2040.