Hydrogen Industry Minister Alannah MacTiernan has welcomed another positive step forward for renewable hydrogen in the state of Western Australia, with Infinite Blue Energy’s purchase of the Northam solar farm. The 10MW solar farm will become part of Infinite Blue Energy’s MEG HP1 project, which aims to produce up to 4.4 tons per day of green hydrogen for use in the heavy transport sector.
Transport is one of four strategic focus areas outlined in the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy, which identifies commercial vehicles as an early opportunity to harness hydrogen energy for mobility and freight transport.
The McGowan Government has committed $160 million to support renewable hydrogen development in Western Australia.
“We see enormous potential for locally-generated renewable hydrogen to replace diesel in our heavy transport sector, helping to reduce carbon emissions and improving our fuel security,” said MacTiernan. “Indeed transport fuel probably offers one of the earliest opportunities for the emerging renewable hydrogen industry. Infinite Blue Energy’s MEG HP1 project is yet another positive step forward for renewable hydrogen in WA, and will play an important role in helping to stimulate early demand for hydrogen.”
Source: State of Western Australia