Environmental approval for major Pilbara hydrogen hub

A major hydrogen hub in the Pilbara, Australia took a significant step forward on Friday (16th Oct) with the Western Australian Government granting environmental approval.

Large-scale wind and solar hybrid renewable energy project, the Asian Renewable Energy Hub, will be one of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen projects.

The approval marks a major step forward for the project, which plans to eventually expand from 15GW to 26GW of renewable wind and solar generation, providing energy to service industries in the Pilbara and provide markets in Asia with green hydrogen and ammonia.

To be located near Port Hedland, the project follows the Western Australia Recovery Plan initiatives to bring forward the Western Australia Renewable Hydrogen Strategy goals from 2040 to 2030, and the McGowan Government’s $22m investment in developing Western Australia’s hydrogen industry.

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