Australia to Fund “Green” Hydrogen Innovation Hub

(From MAREX 2018-07-31)

“The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced A$1.5 million ($1.1 million) to fund Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. In Jandakot. ATCO will trial the production, storage and use of renewable hydrogen to energize a commercial-scale microgrid.

Green hydrogen will be produced from on-site solar using electrolysis, fueling a range of gas appliances and blending hydrogen into the natural gas pipeline. … Japan is seen as a potential market for Australian hydrogen. Since the Fukishima nuclear plant incident in 2011, the Japanese Government has spent more than $16 billion on hydrogen research, and two Australian projects are anticipated to get underway with the aim of exporting hydrogen to power the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where at least 6,000 cars and 100 buses will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells.” …

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