$243K for renewable hydrogen study
The WA Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Fund has awarded $243,000 to sustainable energy producer EDL, with funds supporting EDL’s study to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources. The study is reported to be the first step towards totally displacing diesel and gas to power remote sites.
EDL CEO James Harman said the study will build on EDL’s track record of delivering innovative power projects in remote areas, including two landmark hybrid renewable projects.
“EDL will leverage our expertise in hybrid renewable microgrids to produce hydrogen from renewable sources and to transition existing fossil-fuelled power stations to 100% renewable energy, including renewable hydrogen.
“This study is a significant first step in EDL’s goal to be the first energy producer to use renewable hydrogen to power a remote community or mining operation in Western Australia.”
Under the $486,000 study — which EDL is funding on a 50/50 basis with the state government — EDL will conduct the technical investigations needed to make the financial investment decision to commence hydrogen production for fossil fuel displacement as part of a demonstration project.
The study is expected to be completed in late 2020.
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