Western Australia awards Lead Agency Status to three key hydrogen projects

Western Australia awards Lead Agency Status to three key hydrogen projects

The Government of Western Australia (WA) has unveiled three hydrogen projects have received Lead Agency Status in order to drive the domestic economy for hydrogen.

Unveiled today (Dec 21), the projects that have received the status include the HyEnergy Project, the Murchison Hydrogen Renewables project, and the Western Green Energy Hub project.

All of these projects have received the status to ensure that notable hydrogen projects receive the required backing from the Government to ensure that each are established and bolster the WA hydrogen ecosystem.

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The Western Green Energy Hub aims to be “one of the world’s largest” renewable energy projects and could see the production of 3.5 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen or 20 million tonnes of green ammonia annually.

Also aiming to bolster the region’s hydrogen prospects is the HyEnergy project that will look to generate 60,000 tonnes of green hydrogen from an overall capacity of 8GW.

The project will be developed on the West coast of Australia with it holding significant potential to be a key project for hydrogen exports to Asian and global markets.

The final project to receive a Lead Agency Status, the Murchison Hydrogen Renewables project, will produce hydrogen from a 5GW solar and wind farm with aims to export to lucrative Asian markets.

Alannah MacTiernan Minister for the Hydrogen Industry Minister at the Government of Western Australia, said, “The HyEnergy, Murchison Hydrogen Renewables, and Western Green Energy Hub projects all have a significant role to play in Western Australia’s clean energy future.

“Access to Lead Agency Services will help ensure these projects are delivered on time, on budget and on target. The McGowan Government has committed $160m to making sure Western Australia reaches it potential and becomes a global supplier of renewable hydrogen.”

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