Trialling renewable methane in Australia’s gas pipelines

APA Group has been awarded $1.1m of ARENA funding to build a modular renewable methane production demonstration plant in Queensland, Australia.

The ‘power to gas’ demonstration plant, located at APA’s Wallumbilla Gas hub near Roma, will produce approximately 620kg of hydrogen per year, converting it into 74 gigajoules of methane that can then be injected into APA’s natural gas pipelines across the East Coast Gas Grid.

Renewable methane could enable the decarbonisation of Australia’s existing gas infrastructure, including gas transmission and distribution networks and export supply chains.

APA has partnered with Southern Green Gas to develop the $2.2m project to demonstrate the renewable methane process.

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