The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has launched a new Investment Plan, setting out how ARENA will support technological innovation that will underpin Australia’s shift to net zero emissions.
New regulations enable ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency) to broaden its remit and accelerate the development of priority low emission technologies, as identified under the federal government’s Technology Investment Roadmap.
A new agreement between Jemena, an energy infrastructure company, and gas supply company Coregas will enable buses, trucks and cars to be powered by green hydrogen in NSW.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $24.55 million in funding to five applicants across 19 projects, to expand Australia’s battery electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network.
Brimbank City Council will receive up to $1.53 million in federal government funding from ARENA (the Australian Renewable Energy Agency) to build an integrated energy system for Australia’s first zero emissions indoor leisure and aquatic centre in Melbourne’s west.
The federal government has reappointed Darren Miller as chief executive officer of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for a further three years.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide up to $579,786 in funding to Rio Tinto to support a feasibility study, investigating the potential to partially decarbonise its alumina refining operations using renewable hydrogen. Conventional alumina refining combusts natural gas to achieve the high temperatures required in the calcination process. Rio Tinto aims to investigate the technical implications of displacing natural … Continue reading Rio Tinto: Replace natural gas with hydrogen in alumina refining
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $15 million in funding to RayGen Resources to construct a “solar hydro” power plant, the first of its kind comprising 4MW of solar PV generation and 3MW dispatchable storage capacity in Victoria. The RayGen “solar hydro” power plant consists of the company’s proprietary PV Ultra, a concentrating photovoltaic solar co-generation tower, combined with its patented electro-thermal storage. The concentrated PV technology generates … Continue reading RayGen receives ARENA funding for first “solar hydro” power plant
Australia’s first pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) system in 37 years is set to begin construction as Genex Power reaches financial close on its Kidston Stage 2 PHES project. The $777 million project (including required transmission infrastructure) will be the first pumped hydro plant to be built in Australia since 1984 and the first to be … Continue reading First pumped hydro plant in Queensland begins construction
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $11.3 million in funding to Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) to demonstrate technology that electrifies the production of steam in its alumina refining process, using renewable energy. Australia is the world’s largest exporter of bauxite and one of the largest exporters of alumina, accounting for 15 per cent of global alumina refining capacity. Alumina … Continue reading Alcoa to test low emissions alumina
Site work began in the past week on Australia’s first community hydrogen power plant in Denham, Western Australia, which will provide an innovative and renewable alternative to diesel. Hydrogen Industry Minister Alannah MacTiernan was on site for the project, which will generate enough renewable hydrogen to power 100 residential homes and help decarbonise the future of the electricity supply chain. The project marks the first … Continue reading Horizon Power begins work on Australia’s first renewable hydrogen power plant
The Australian Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced that it will jointly fund a new technical feasibility study into using an underground coal mine as part of a Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES) scheme in New South Wales. On behalf of the Australian Government, ARENA will provide $995,000 in funding … Continue reading A second life for coal mines through pumped hydro and renewable energy
On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $12.9 million in funding to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for the development of a major Victorian Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Marketplace trial named Project Edge. Based in the Hume region of north east Victoria, the $28 million project … Continue reading Distributed energy marketplace trial giving consumers an edge
ARENA announced last week $341,990 in funding to Diffuse Energy Pty Ltd (Diffuse Energy) to demonstrate the effectiveness of its innovative micro wind turbine technology for use on off-grid telecommunications towers and broader remote applications. As part of the $922,307 project, the Newcastle-based startup will install its small wind turbines at 10 off-grid telecommunications towers … Continue reading Small wind turbines offer a big solution for telecommunications
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $2.9 million for AGL Energy Services (AGL) to undertake a large scale electric vehicle (EV) charging trial across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. As part of the $8.25 million trial, AGL will recruit 300 EV owners to demonstrate a range of smart and managed … Continue reading $2.9 million for AGL to undertake a large scale EV charging trial across multiple states
ARENA welcomes the Australian Government’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement released today by the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor MP. Developed as part of the Australian Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap process, the Low Emissions Technology Statement outlines the priority technologies with the potential for transformational economic and emissions outcomes, in Australia … Continue reading Technology investment roadmap sets the course
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $838,000 in funding to Origin Energy to undertake an electric vehicle (EV) smart charging trial across the National Electricity Market (NEM). Origin will provide and install 150 smart chargers to incentivise new and existing EV owners to participate in the trial. The smart chargers will be installed … Continue reading ARENA funding to boost uptake of smart charging for EVs
A new study that will explore how to best integrate renewable energy technology to help strengthen unstable parts of Australia’s energy grid is being backed by the federal government through a grant of $495,680 that will be provided to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to the Monash University’s Grid Innovation Hub. Large renewable resources, … Continue reading Researchers focus on improving renewable connections to the grid
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced that seven companies have been shortlisted and invited to submit a full application for the next stage of the Agency’s $70 million hydrogen funding round. In April, ARENA opened the $70 million Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round to help fast track the development of renewable … Continue reading Seven shortlisted for $70 million hydrogen funding round
More than $3 billion of renewable hydrogen projects are vying for funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build the first commercial scale hydrogen projects in the country. In April, ARENA opened the $70 million Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round to help fast track the development of renewable hydrogen in Australia. With the initial application … Continue reading Australia ready to fast track commercial scale hydrogen