Australia’s first 100% hydrogen pipeline could be a near-term reality

Plans have been unveiled for Australia’s first 100% hydrogen-ready transmission pipeline.

Energy infrastructure business APA Group yesterday (23rd Feb) said it hopes to convert 43-kilometers of Parmelia Gas Pipeline in Western Australia into hydrogen-ready transmission pipeline as part of the effort.

Valued at $3m, the project will consist of three phases, including: research and testing of the material for embrittlement in the laboratory, development of safe operation guidelines and full-scale testing on-site.

Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre and Wollongong University have partnered with APA to support the engineering research to enable the safe and efficient conversion of the 43-kilometre section of pipeline.

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