The government of New South Wales gave the thumbs-up to a project by gas distributor Jemena as part of which green hydrogen will be produced at Horsley Park and injected in the state gas network.
The AUD-18-million (USD 12.9m/EUR 11m) Western Sydney Green Gas (WSGG) project will be the largest renewable gas trial in the country, Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said today, on announcing WSGG approval through the Planning System Acceleration Program. It will also deliver hydrogen for the transport sector.
As part of the project, Jemena will install a 500-kW electrolyser, powered by solar and wind farms. Construction will start in the next three months, with completion targeted early in 2021. Over a period of five years, the WSGG project will seek to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of power-to-gas technology.
Jemena announced earlier this week the signing of memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Australia to supply the latter’s Macquarie Park headquarters with hydrogen gas from the WSGG facility for use by fuel cell electric vehicles (EVs). Coregas will provide the compressor, pipework and connectors for filling and discharging hydrogen under the hydrogen vehicle refuelling deal.
Two years ago, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced that it will support Jemena’s trial with AUD 7.5 million.
(AUD 1 = USD 0.72/EUR 0.61)
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