Adelaide to play host to Australian renewable energy pilot plant first


The first step on the journey to a zero emissions gas network in Australia has been revealed as Australian Gas Networks (AGN) announced it will play a crucial role in a trial to produce hydrogen (H2) from water for injection into gas networks.

Next year, Adelaide will host a trial of a new type of electrolyser, which uses electricity to split water molecules into H2 and oxygen.

Funded by a $5m grant from the Federal Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the trial, held in Adelaide, would inject H2 in small quantities into the gas distribution network owned by AGN – in a process known as “power-to-gas”.

Power-to-gas provides long-term energy storage and stabilisation of intermittent solar and wind power, as well as making use of excess and unwanted wind power.

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