Queensland puts A$2m into local wastewater hydrogen project

Goondiwindi Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Queensland, Australia, is set to expand into hydrogen production, using solar energy following A$2m ($1.4m) of state funding.

Powered by a 2.5MW solar plant, wastewater is planned to be used to produce hydrogen to be sold to local agricultural industries and heavy industry. The oxygen by-product from the production of hydrogen will be used to aerate the wastewater, improving the WWTP.

Steven Miles, Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, commented, “The Queensland Government is supporting Goondiwindi Regional Council and project partners to pioneer the integration of hydrogen production with wastewater treatment.

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