Renewable Hydrogen Fund

 

Renewable Hydrogen Fund

 

In September 2019, the State Government launched a $10 million Renewable Hydrogen Fund to drive a new job-creating industry harnessing the State's renewable resources. Grants from $300,000 to $3 million were available for feasibility studies, demonstration or capital works projects.

On 17 August 2020, the Premier announced several successful capital works projects as part of the WA Recovery Plan. 

 

ApplicantRegionStrategic Focus Area
Feasibility StudyGrant amount $ million
ATCO Gas Australia Pty LtdMetro
​Transport
Hydrogen Refueller Station Project
$1.0
Fortescue Hydrogen Pty Ltd 

Pilbara

​Transport and Remote applications
Christmas Creek Renewable Hydrogen Mobility Project
$2.0
Horizon PowerGascoyne
Denham Hydrogen Microgrid Demonstration Project  
$1.0 

 

On 8 January 2020, the State government announced seven successful feasibility studies.  

Applicant
​Region
​Strategic Focus Area
Feasibility Study
Grant amount $ million
​ATCO Australia Pty Ltd

​Great Southern or Wheatbelt

​Transport and Blending in the gas network

Clean Energy Innovation Park
Feasibility study for a 10 MW electrolysis hydrogen production plant.

​$0.375
City of Cockburn

​Metro
​Transport
Green Hydrogen for City of Cockburn
Feasibility study for solar hydrogen production for waste collection and light vehicle fleets. Study also examines cogeneration opportunities for electricity and heat production.

​$0.149
​DBNGP (WA) Nominees Pty Ltd

​Pilbara, Mid West, Metro and Peel

​Blending in the gas network

​Preparing the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline for Hydrogen
Feasibility study examining the compatibility of the transmission pipeline with blended hydrogen, includes preparing a roadmap for development of regulations for hydrogen blended gas in WA.

​$0.216
​Energy Developments Limited
​Goldfields-Esperance and Kimberley
​Remote applications
​Hyer Penetration - EDL Hydrogen Enabled Hybrid Renewables
Feasibility study for the integration of renewable hydrogen production with isolated power stations.

​$0.243
​Hazer Group Limited

​Peel
​Transport
​Renewable Hydrogen Transport Hub in the City of Mandurah
Feasibility study for a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure hub and associated transport applications.

​$0.250
​Murdoch University
​Pilbara
​Remote application
​Hybrid PV-Battery-Hydrogen System for Microgrids
Feasibility study for 100% renewable energy standalone power system for an indigenous community in the Pilbara. Study includes development of a new modelling tool to optimise design.

​$0.075
Pacific Hydro Australia Developments Pty Ltd

​Kimberley
​Export, Transport and Remote applications

Ord Hydrogen
Feasibility study for hydrogen production facility near Kununurra utilising existing hydro generation.

​$0.370

Additional Information

Questions regarding the Renewable Hydrogen Fund and the Renewable Hydrogen Unit can be sent to:  hydrogen@jtsi.wa.gov.au