Tasmanian Government recognises great potential for hydrogen

Woodside Energy’s H2TAS renewable hydrogen project is a strong sign of the interest and potential in the development of a renewable hydrogen industry in Tasmania, the Tasmanian Government said today (21st Jan).

The proposal by Woodside, partnering with Countrywide Renewable Energy, is one of just seven projects shortlisted for Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) $70m Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round.

Once complete, the 10MW pilot will produce 4.5 tonnes of hydrogen per day in the Australian state.

“We are pleased to be able to support this ARENA application through a MoU signed between the Tasmanian Government and Woodside that will assist in furthering discussions between the parties regarding a potential collaboration for Woodside to develop and operate a hydrogen production facility located here in Tasmania” Minister for Energy, Guy Barnett said.

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