ARENA has today awarded Australian Gas Networks (AGN) $1.28m to support the Australian Hydrogen Centre which will investigate blending hydrogen into existing natural gas pipelines in South Australia and Victoria.
The announcement has been welcomed by the Australian Hydrogen Council, with CEO Fiona Simon highlighting how “crucial” hydrogen is for Australia’s future energy and storage mix.
“It can fuel Australian vehicles, heat Australian homes and power Australian industry. It can also help solve the storage puzzle for our renewable energy rich nation by storing excess generated electricity then feeding it back into our grid during periods of high demand or low production,” she said.
“We must continue to work together across government and industry to accelerate the progress from current hydrogen on demonstration scale to hydrogen on commercial scale.”
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