Through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Australian Government has today announced grant funding support of $1.28 million to Australian Gas Networks (AGN), part of Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), to establish the Australian Hydrogen Centre in Adelaide. The Centre is also supported by ENGIE.
The Centre will investigate blending 10 per cent hydrogen into existing natural gas pipelines in South Australia and Victoria and also investigate the costs and benefits of converting gas networks to take 100 per cent hydrogen.
The funding announcement was made at the Australian Hydrogen Centre at Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide with Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, and State Minister for Energy and Resources, Dan van Holst Pellekaan both in attendance.
In addition to the AHC, it was also announced that ARENA would provide further funding for Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd (Yara) to support a feasibility study for the production of renewable hydrogen and ammonia for fertiliser production in Western Australia’s Pilbara mining region. For more information on this announcement and ENGIE’s role in this project please click here.
ENGIE is committed to developing industrial-scale solutions based on renewable hydrogen and we are proud to be supporting this critical industry research through the Australian Hydrogen Centre and our collaboration with Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd.