• Three 10MW electrolysers to be given state funding in Australian push for hydrogen exports

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

Three new green hydrogen projects, each involving 10MW electrolysers, have begun to get underway in Australia with the assistance of federal funding, as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. Engie Renewables is to receive up to AU$42.5 million (US$32.8 million/€27.4 million) for its electrolyser project in north Western Australia, at the site of an ammonia facility, while at Warradarge, 240km north of Perth, an electrolyser will be built for a gas blending project being carried out by ATCO at its Clean Energy Innovation Park (receiving AU$28.7 million in funding). At Wodonga, Victoria, another gas blending project, this time by AGIG at its Murray Valley Hydrogen Park, will receive AU$32.1 million for its electrolyser.

Australian energy minister Angus Taylor has said of the projects that they are designed to “build the infrastructure and to get the R&D done so we can get the costs down, we can provide the supporting infrastructure and then the private sector can invest on the back of that.” Australian Hydrogen Council chief executive Fiona Simon has welcomed the investment, saying it will help the country is achieving its ambition of becoming a leading hydrogen exporter, with some believing that it will eventually become a bigger market than LNG.