Infinite Blue readies for WA green hydrogen plant

Western Australian renewable hydrogen company Infinite Blue Energy is progressing development of a green hydrogen production plant at Northam, inland from Perth in the Avon Valley.

WA hydrogen industry minister Alannah MacTiernan welcomed IBE’s purchase of the Northam solar farm which will provide renewable power to its MEG HP1 project.

The 10MW solar farm will enable the MEG HP1 Early Production System which is a small scale project designed to produce IBE’s first hydrogen for the domestic transport market.

The plant will produce up to 4.4 tonnes per day of renewable hydrogen and will initially supply waste management companies forback-to-base refuse collection vehicles.

MacTiernan said: “We see enormous potential for locally-generated renewable hydrogen to replace diesel in our heavy transport sector, helping to reduce carbon emissions and improving our fuel security.

“Indeed transport fuel probably offers one of the earliest opportunities for the emerging renewable hydrogen industry.”

Transport is one of four strategic focus areas outlined in the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy, which identifies commercial vehicles as an early opportunity to harness hydrogen energy for mobility and freight transport.

The WA government has committed $160 million to support renewable hydrogen development in WA.

Infinite Blue Energy has also reached an agreement with indigenous business Boya Energy to build and develop its planned MEG HP1 green hydrogen plant.

Boya is expected to take up to a 10 per cent stake in the plant.

Picture: Infinite Blue Energy

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