Melbourne’s first hydrogen station is starting to take shape, with works on track to be completed in the first half of 2021.
Toyota’s Altona vehicle assembly line is being transformed into a hydrogen production and education centre that will be equipped with a hydrogen electrolyser, commercial grade hydrogen refuelling station and education spaces.
Supported by $3.07m of ARENA funding, the centre is expected to help Toyota achieve its target of zero emissions from its sites and vehicles b 2050.
The first public hydrogen station in Victoria will offer hydrogen produced using electricity from on site solar panels and battery storage.
The system has capacity to produce approximately 80kg of renewable hydrogen per day for use in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
The hydrogen created will be stored in a series of high and low pressure tanks, with a 30kW fuel cell also being installed to convert hydrogen back into electricity to power the site if needed.