Renewable Hydrogen Industry
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is supporting the State Government's work to facilitate a renewable hydrogen industry for Western Australia. The DPIRD has been working with industry and government agencies at a local, state, national and international level to advance the industry.
Hydrogen first presented as a credible alternative energy source in the early 1970's but never proved competitive at scale or competitive against fossil fuels. With the world shifting to a low-emissions future, demand for clean energy sources is increasing. Hydrogen produced from renewable energy (renewable hydrogen) has significant potential to be part of this new clean energy landscape for energy, feedstock and transport.
Western Australia has many attributes that provide a strong comparative advantage in the growing global renewable hydrogen market including world-class renewable energy resources, large unpopulated land-mass, established energy infrastructure and strong trading partnerships with Asia.
Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy
The Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy (Strategy) was launched by the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC on Thursday, 18 July 2019. The Strategy was informed by advice from the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Council techno-economic analysis by CSIRO and consultation with industry.
The Strategy details the Western Australian Government's commitment to support and facilitate industry efforts to develop a renewable hydrogen industry in Western Australia. The Strategy sets out the State Government's strategic areas of focus for the development of the industry in Western Australia.