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Hydrogen gas blending starts in major WA project


The Western Australian government has invested $1.97 million into a major capital works project with ATCO Australia, to blend renewable hydrogen in the natural gas network. 

ATCO Australia, which owns and operates the majority of the state’s gas distribution network, is part of the Western Australian government’s Renewable Hydrogen Fund and will help to reduce emissions in the state’s gas network. 

“We are working with industry to establish Western Australia as a leading producer, user and exporter of renewable hydrogen,” Hydrogen Industry minister Alannah MacTiernan said. 

Renewable hydrogen will be produced at ATCO Australia’s Clean Energy Innovation Hub in Jandakot, then will be blended into isolated sections of the natural gas distribution network. 

“Blending renewable hydrogen into the gas network reduces emissions from household gas use and will help to build domestic demand for renewable hydrogen,” MacTiernan said. 

The project aims to blend up to 10 per cent of hydrogen into the gas network to meet 2022 targets in the Western Australia Renewable Hydrogen Strategy. 

This project will be the largest of its kind in Australia at approximately 2,500 connections. The total cost of the project is $2.6 million. 

“Our hydrogen industry is expanding, diversifying our economy and creating jobs throughout the state,” MacTiernan said. 

For more information on the Renewable Hydrogen Fund, visit the Western Australian government website here 

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