Renewable Hydrogen Fund
The State Government is committed to developing a renewable hydrogen industry in Western Australia and has established a $10 million Renewable Hydrogen Fund (Fund) over four financial years, commencing in 2019-20, to support the development of the industry.
Total funding is available as:
- A sum of up $9 million for grant funding to support the development of feasibility studies or capital works projects; promote private sector investment and leverage third party funding in order to achieve objectives of the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy. Grant funding is available to support projects/activities in the Perth metropolitan area (up to $2 million) and regional WA locations (up to $7 million)
- A sum of up to $1 million will be dedicated to resourcing, regulatory analysis, and other Government work to be undertaken by the Renewable Hydrogen Unit.
Renewable Hydrogen Fund – Feasibility study - Successful funding applications
The results of the feasibility study applications for the WA Renewable Hydrogen Fund have been announced by the Minister for Regional Development.
A total of $1.678m (GST exc) has been allocated to seven successful applicants who will undertake feasibility studies aimed at supporting investment decisions for their proposed project. The following table provides an overview of the successful feasibility study applications.
|Applicant||Feasibility Study||Strategic Focus Area||Grant amount $|
|ATCO Australia Pty Ltd|
Clean Energy Innovation Park
Feasibility study for a 10 MW electrolysis hydrogen production plant.
|Transport and Blending in the gas network||$375,225|
|City of Cockburn|
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.
|DBNGP (WA) Nominees Pty Ltd|
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.
|Blending in the gas network||$216,000 |
|Energy Developments Limited|
Hyer Penetration - EDL Hydrogen Enabled Hybrid Renewables
Feasibility study for the integration of renewable hydrogen production with isolated power stations.
|Remote applications ||$242,500|
|Hazer Group Limited|
Renewable Hydrogen Transport Hub in the City of Mandurah
Feasibility study for a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure hub and associated transport applications.
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.
|Remote application ||$75,000 |
|Pacific Hydro Australia Developments Pty Ltd|
Feasibility study for hydrogen production facility near Kununurra utilising existing hydro generation.
|Export, Transport and Remote applications||$370,000|
Renewable Hydrogen Fund – Capital Works projects
Applications are now closed. The assessment process is underway.
Questions regarding the Renewable Hydrogen Fund and the Renewable Hydrogen Unit can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org