Western Australian Government scopes regional renewable hydrogen opportunity


Western Australia’s newly established Renewable Hydrogen Council, focussing on opportunities for the country to capture a share of the global demand for clean energy, met for the first time last week.

The McGowan Ministry is looking at how to capitalise on Western Australia’s vast land and renewable energy resources, including wind and solar, to deliver renewable hydrogen (H2) to export markets. 

The council, a collective of government (State and national), industry and other representatives with significant renewable H2 industry expertise, will be led by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan.

Members have been drawn from the Office of the Minister for Energy; Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation; Australian Gas Infrastructure Group; ATCO Gas; Woodside; ENGIE; Hydrogen Mobility Australia; CSIRO; ARENA; Yara; and Jackson McDonald.

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