See below for projects led by AHC members.
For a full list, as well as locations, see the CSIRO link below.
Renewable Hydrogen Production and Refuelling Project
|Project partners: BOC Limited (lead), ITM Power Pty Ltd, Queensland University of Technology, Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Limited|
Location: Pinkenba, Queensland
In August 2019, AHC members BOC and ITM Power announced the commencement of a Queensland-first renewable hydrogen project at BOC's production facility in Bulwer Island, Brisbane.
The $3.1 million end-to-end renewable hydrogen supply project received $950,000 funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and is supported by the Queensland Government.
BOC will install a 220 kW electrolyser supplied by ITM Power and 100 kW solar array to produce renewable hydrogen through electrolysis at its Bulwer Island site. The electrolyser will have capacity to produce up to 2,400 kilograms of renewable hydrogen per month to power hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEV) and supply BOC’s industrial customers.
A state-of-the-art hydrogen refuelling station will also be supplied and installed by BOC at a site in Brisbane, with capability to refuel HFCEVs in under 3 minutes.
Jemena Power to Gas Demonstration
Project lead: Jemena
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Timeline: October 2018 to late 2020
The Jemena Power to Gas Demonstration project (also known as the Western Sydney Green Gas project) involves designing and constructing a Power-to-Gas (P2G) facility which will source renewable electricity and convert it into hydrogen via electrolysis. The project will produce renewably generated hydrogen gas for use in NSW homes and businesses within the next five years.
In August 2019 Jemena confirmed the purchase of the state’s first electrolyser for this project. The electrolyser will be developed in Belgium and Canada by Hydrogenics and brought to Australia by ANT Energy Solutions.
Toyota Ecopark Hydrogen Demonstration project
|Project lead: Toyota Australia|
Location: Altona, Victoria
Toyota Australia’s decommissioned car manufacturing plant in Altona (VIC) is being transformed into a renewable energy hub to produce renewable hydrogen for both stationary energy and transport energy uses.
This project is the second of a three phase plan to repurpose the Altona site into a Zero Emission Centre of Excellence. It includes the construction of a Hydrogen Education Centre to promote hydrogen innovation and education.
ATCO Clean Energy Innovation Hub
|Project lead: ATCO|
Location: Jandakot, Western Australia
Timeline: July 2018 to June 2021
An Australian first that integrates renewable hydrogen production plus fuel cell technology with a renewable energy stand-alone power system in a “living lab” microgrid setup. Over 1,000 solar panel produces renewable energy to operate ATCO’s Jandakot operations centre. Excess renewable energy generated from 300kW of rooftop solar PV is used to produce renewable hydrogen through a 260kVA electrolyser. Excess renewable energy is also stored for non-sunshine hours usage in 480kWh of onsite battery storage.
The pure green hydrogen is stored in a high-pressure storage vessel and is then distributed within the microgrid as a blended fuel for normal consumption or used as a direct fuel for testing as well as for back-up power to a residential display home.
Hydrogen Park SA
|Project lead: Australian Gas Networks (AGN), part of Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)|
Location: Tonsley, South Australia
Timeline: Q1 2018 to Q2 2025
Hydrogen Park South Australia (HyP SA) is an innovative energy project that will produce renewable hydrogen gas.
From mid-2020, HyP SA will produce renewable hydrogen using water and renewable electricity through electrolysis. The hydrogen will be blended with natural gas and supplied to more than 700 nearby homes and businesses via the existing gas network.
A 5% hydrogen blend is the first step to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. AGIG is also pursuing more projects, aiming to blend up to 10% hydrogen in SA and across other regions.
|Project lead: Hazer Group|
Location: Munster, Western Australia
Timeline: to Jan 2021
West Australian renewable energy company Hazer is seeking to build a $15.8 million 100 tonne per annum facility to demonstrate its proprietary hydrogen production technology which converts biogas from sewage treatment into hydrogen and graphite. In September 2019, ARENA announced that it was providing conditional funding of $9.41 million to the project.
The Hazer Process is an innovative technology that converts bio-methane to renewable hydrogen and graphite using an iron ore catalyst, creating an alternate hydrogen pathway to the traditional approaches of steam methane reforming and electrolysis.
Hazer has identified the proposed location for the project at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, owned by Western Australian Water Corporation (WA Water Corporation), located in Munster, WA. Hazer has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with WA Water Corporation for the supply of biogas and to provide the project site for construction.
Hazer aims to complete construction of the facility by December 2020 and begin operations in January 2021.